Forgetting Sarah Marshall (15)

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Posted: Tue Apr 22 2008

Actor Jason Segel is no Adonis. We learn this from an early and already notorious scene in ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’ in which the titular TV star dumps our hero, Peter Bretter, played by Segel (also the film’s writer), as he stands completely nude in the kitchen of their apartment, weeping and begging her to stay. And yet, despite his distinctly average-guy physique, Peter still manages to seduce (by my count) five exceptionally beautiful women over the course of the film.

Because this isn’t the real world: this is producer Judd Apatow’s world, in which the crotch-scratching schlub is king and it’s only a matter of time before even the most glamorous females fall under his slovenly spell.

From its opening montage of slacker Peter mooching through an average day, ‘Sarah Marshall’ is textbook Apatow, replete with all the embarrassments and cringeworthy mishaps that audiences have come to expect. It sports a cavalcade of scene-stealing cameos from regular alumni like Jonah Hill, Bill Hader and, most memorably, Paul Rudd as archetypal surf-burnout Kunu. The fresh face is our own Russell Brand, typecast as  self-absorbed, sex-obsessed but oddly lovable rock legend Aldous Snow, the unwelcome hypotenuse in Peter and Sarah’s love triangle.

The film’s major flaw lies in its narrative: Segel’s script was rewritten over an exhaustive 18 months, and it shows. Lacking a recognisable hook – like those in ‘Knocked Up’ or ‘40 Year Old Virgin’, the story tends to flounder. But ‘Sarah Marshall’ remains a film of glorious moments and memorable scenes, lovingly crafted characters and sparkling one-liners.
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15

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Fri Apr 25, 2008

Duration:

111 mins

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loui

what an amazing film the story film was amazing so was everythin else abou this film hot actors and also funny wud love for anuva film like this to come out xx

loui

what an amazing film the story film was amazing so was everythin else abou this film hot actors and also funny wud love for anuva film like this to come out xx

Claire

Shocking film!! cannot believe that you all seem so excited about a film that lacks story line, humour, characters and anything worth the nearly 2 hours I wasted of my life!!

Renardette

Well, we got to the end, and there wre some funny moments, nad actually some excellent cameos, but the narrative is flaccid, and with out Russell Brand it would've been a bit of a washout.

John

This movie was absolutely pointless, and depressing. If you're pointless, and depressing, this movie is for you!

Mk

I love this film!!! Realy funny at times, definitely worth watching! I want to see it again

Mk

I love this film!!! Realy funny at times, definitely worth watching! I want to see it again

James

The film has extremely funny moments (mainly starring Russel Brand) but the rest is filled with bad acting and bland and boring scenes. Probably not worth seeing even though enjoyed it.

dana

i loved this film its 1 ov the best things i have seen in ages :) u must see it

dana

i loved this film its 1 ov the best things i have seen in ages :) u must see it

JoJo

My boyfriend and I really enjoyed it!! wouldnt have chosen it, but the only late show and we were so pleased cos it was really funny. Go and see- very good.

Andrew

Àbsolutely brilliant film, and way funnier than Superbad. Brand I thought was gonna ruin the film but he surprised all hate club with a decent performance. My advice go and see it and the dialogue will have you in stitches

Andrew

Àbsolutely brilliant film, and way funnier than Superbad. Brand I thought was gonna ruin the film but he surprised all hate club with a decent performance. My advice go and see it and the dialogue will have you in stitches

Bell

Brilliant. Loved every minute very funny... could easily watch again xx

Bell

Brilliant. Loved every minute very funny... could easily watch again xx

Jim B

good if you like a laugh!!! easy to watch very satisfied!!! p.s. dont watch in bruges- it is terrrible.

Jim B

good if you like a laugh!!! easy to watch very satisfied!!! p.s. dont watch in bruges- it is terrrible.

rhi

this feel was the most funniest thing i have seen since zoolander,the producers of this film certainly have my sense of humour ,it was incredilbe,every two minutes there was a laughable moment,i cannot belive people have said it was a dissapontment,it was amazing and i cant wait for it to come out on dvd! im of to see it again tonight,hehehexxx

rhi

this feel was the most funniest thing i have seen since zoolander,the producers of this film certainly have my sense of humour ,it was incredilbe,every two minutes there was a laughable moment,i cannot belive people have said it was a dissapontment,it was amazing and i cant wait for it to come out on dvd! im of to see it again tonight,hehehexxx

Pippa

Disappointed with the film, even for an easy-viewing rom-com. Storyline weak, dialogue unfunny, characters unattractive and unbelievable. Russell Brand was about all that kept us watching, he was quite entertaining in a film with few other high spots.

ellie

I dont usually go to see this type of film, but was dragged along by a friend. Im really quite glad she got me to go, I enjoyed it very much! Kind of film thats easy to watch, you just sit there and take it in, the whole cinema screen was in fits of laughter at some points lol! Kudos to Russel Brand too, I wasnt sure Id enjoy watching him try to act but he actually did a fantastic job! A film itd be safe to take yer fella to, as its funny enough to keep even the non-chick-flickers amused.

ellie

I dont usually go to see this type of film, but was dragged along by a friend. Im really quite glad she got me to go, I enjoyed it very much! Kind of film thats easy to watch, you just sit there and take it in, the whole cinema screen was in fits of laughter at some points lol! Kudos to Russel Brand too, I wasnt sure Id enjoy watching him try to act but he actually did a fantastic job! A film itd be safe to take yer fella to, as its funny enough to keep even the non-chick-flickers amused.

lydia smith

it was so funny but i didnt laugh at the things that were suposed to be funny i laughed at the way people talked to each other. it was a story with no story line but it was very funny xx

lydia smith

it was so funny but i didnt laugh at the things that were suposed to be funny i laughed at the way people talked to each other. it was a story with no story line but it was very funny xx

Donna

Disappointing film, following too much hype. Not very cinematic. Occasional smiles, Russsel Brand nice to watch.

jo

split decision....my friend almost wet herself laughing, I thought the best bit of the film was the closing credits. There's practically no storyline, you'd think it had been written by a school student, not someone who does this for a living. Pants, absolute pants

Andy

Not a good film. It just wasn't funny when it tried to be. Not only me, but my girlfriend thought it was mediocre too. Jason Segel was ok but he aint going to win any oscars - that's for sure! Russell Brand can't act, and his camp london 'thing' is very dated now. This film should have cut out the male nudity and become a cert 12 or something, as maybe children will find it more appealing.

GAVIN

This film is great, i would see it a 100 times more. You are stupid to miss out on this. It is well worth every penny and more. The film is great and it still will be in years to come, this film could never get boring or not funny, it is amazing. You need to watch it yourself. If you don't find anything funny you should watch this film because it will make you laugh if not you are really boring, go and see how funny you think it is and comment this great film on this website.

GAVIN

This film is great, i would see it a 100 times more. You are stupid to miss out on this. It is well worth every penny and more. The film is great and it still will be in years to come, this film could never get boring or not funny, it is amazing. You need to watch it yourself. If you don't find anything funny you should watch this film because it will make you laugh if not you are really boring, go and see how funny you think it is and comment this great film on this website.

GEORGINA

me, my friend, my sister and my mother went to see this film tonight (03/05/2008). it was SO funny we all laughed all the way though it, anyone not wanting to watch this film needs shooting, please don't listen to any other BAD comments. Peter aka Jason Segel was heartbroken other his ex girlfriend Sarah Marshall got a new boyfriend which was Russell Brand. Peter was so upset his step-brother told him to go away on holiday for a while, so he suggested he goes to hawaii because Sarah wanted to go there. Peter goes to hawaii and then sees Russell Brand and his ex girlfriend Sarah Marshall. Peter couldn't afford the only room left was to much for him to pay so the woman at the front desk told him he could have the room in front of Sarah which see was a big peed about. well i dont want to tell you it all so go and watch it to find out the rest it will be really stupid to miss this amazing film please go and see this.

GEORGINA

me, my friend, my sister and my mother went to see this film tonight (03/05/2008). it was SO funny we all laughed all the way though it, anyone not wanting to watch this film needs shooting, please don't listen to any other BAD comments. Peter aka Jason Segel was heartbroken other his ex girlfriend Sarah Marshall got a new boyfriend which was Russell Brand. Peter was so upset his step-brother told him to go away on holiday for a while, so he suggested he goes to hawaii because Sarah wanted to go there. Peter goes to hawaii and then sees Russell Brand and his ex girlfriend Sarah Marshall. Peter couldn't afford the only room left was to much for him to pay so the woman at the front desk told him he could have the room in front of Sarah which see was a big peed about. well i dont want to tell you it all so go and watch it to find out the rest it will be really stupid to miss this amazing film please go and see this.

anna_chick@hotmail.com

The film as a whole had quite a weak structure, but as for the humour and Russell Brand's performance, this is another story! This totally made up for the messy plotline, and Russell Brand makes it worth watching. Love it.

anna_chick@hotmail.com

The film as a whole had quite a weak structure, but as for the humour and Russell Brand's performance, this is another story! This totally made up for the messy plotline, and Russell Brand makes it worth watching. Love it.

Sunita Anwar

I really loved the film, saw it with my girlfriend last saturday night. We roared with laughter the whole way through. Russell Brand is amazing as a Sex obsessed English rocker!!!! He is becoming a charecoteaur of himself somewhat. XXX

Sunita Anwar

I really loved the film, saw it with my girlfriend last saturday night. We roared with laughter the whole way through. Russell Brand is amazing as a Sex obsessed English rocker!!!! He is becoming a charecoteaur of himself somewhat. XXX

karen

I thought this was one of the funniest films I have seen in a while. I am surprised at the other reviews to be honest. We laughed from the minute it came on to when we left the cinema. It wasnt one of them that keeps you laughing for days when little things come back to you.... but for a Saturday night out, it was real good harmless viewing.

karen

I thought this was one of the funniest films I have seen in a while. I am surprised at the other reviews to be honest. We laughed from the minute it came on to when we left the cinema. It wasnt one of them that keeps you laughing for days when little things come back to you.... but for a Saturday night out, it was real good harmless viewing.

Raj

Saw this film last night expecting it to be good. I was very disappointed to say the least, wasn't funny at all don't waste your money!

Emma

this film is absolutly hilarious a fantastic watch. would recommend it to anybody!

Emma

this film is absolutly hilarious a fantastic watch. would recommend it to anybody!

Norbert

Seen it last night, brilliant movie. As I hated Russell Brand before, now I think he is good at what he's good at! He really is. Whole film is vero funny story, lots of good stuff. Not necessarily liked the scene when Peter is naked in front of his girlfriend showing off his willy, but let them girls have their "moments" in the movie, let it be!

Norbert

Seen it last night, brilliant movie. As I hated Russell Brand before, now I think he is good at what he's good at! He really is. Whole film is vero funny story, lots of good stuff. Not necessarily liked the scene when Peter is naked in front of his girlfriend showing off his willy, but let them girls have their "moments" in the movie, let it be!

chris doman

Not a great vehicle for Brand's talents, his radio show is terrific but I'm afraid he struggles to improvise comedicaly when acting. The Jimmy Carr lookalike actor playing Peter's brother is very funny indeed and saves the film at times. There are funny moments and some funny characters but the film as a whole is a little weak.

CF

This film is SO bad that they can't even find a funny bit to put in the trailer. Awful.

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