Get Him to the Greek (15)

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Comedy

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Time Out rating:

<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>4</span>/5

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Time Out says

Tue Jun 22 2010

Like Ricky Gervais before him, Russell Brand is in his Hollywood honeymoon period: the man can just turn up, be himself and the camera will love him. The question of what happens if – like Ricky – it turns out he can only play one increasingly tiresome role is irrelevant: for now, we can all just rejoice in the fact that one of London’s most divisive, idiosyncratic oddballs has scaled the heights of Tinseltown superstardom – reserving, of course, the right to point and jeer at him on the way back down.

A British audience’s enjoyment of ‘Get Him to the Greek’ will depend entirely on their Brand tolerance: those already sick of his incessant self-love and florid Victorian dandyisms should steer clear. Although Jonah Hill as the long-suffering record exec tasked with delivering Russell’s rock legend to the titular LA theatre may be the putative frontman, this is Brand’s movie all the way: he’s the one snorting the drugs, throwing the tantrums and getting the lion’s share of the laughs.

And the laughs are big: coupling the preening Britrock clichés of ‘Spinal Tap’ with the edgy darkness of yuppie nightmare movies like Scorsese’s ‘After Hours’, the film has a manic, propulsive intensity that culminates in a series of excessive and hilarious comic setpieces. That it also has a big soft heart will come as no surprise to followers of the modern American man-com, though ‘Get Him to the Greek’ delivers a surprisingly raw, thoughtful and gender-sensitive take on the obligatory ‘aw-shucks’ ending. For now, Russell’s rep seems secure.
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Release details

Rated:

15

UK release:

Fri Jun 25, 2010

Duration:

109 mins

Cast and crew

Screenwriter:

Nicholas Stoller

Cast:

Tom Felton, Russell Brand, Rose Byrne, Jonah Hill

Director:

Nicholas Stoller

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why

Why do they put out crap?, this movie sucks ass! Red box should reveiw what is out, they get an low rateing with the producers and staff of this billshit. Fuckyou guys ,life is to short !! Read a book! Dam give us somthing wather watching. Then spend our shot live money on!

why

Why do they put out crap?, this movie sucks ass! Red box should reveiw what is out, they get an low rateing with the producers and staff of this billshit. Fuckyou guys ,life is to short !! Read a book! Dam give us somthing wather watching. Then spend our shot live money on!

chris

Poor. The characters were weak and only a few gags were funny. Brands delivery doesn't work as well on the movie scene. The movie could of been made more exciting by upping the tension of trying to get Brand to the concert.

Mufeldinho

This movie is off the hook a couldn't believe how funny it is it's defo up there with the hangover but still ain't saying who wins out of them films nd the way it takes th rock n roll music industry nd places it into a film nd to such a great comedy , funny bits Sergio getting hit by car ,mind f@*king real class , and of course the Jeffrey pmsl at that part well a must say if this ain't American good comedy what is and I don't even think mr brand was funny at is stand up or radio show but acting u mite have sumthing kid

Mufeldinho

This movie is off the hook a couldn't believe how funny it is it's defo up there with the hangover but still ain't saying who wins out of them films nd the way it takes th rock n roll music industry nd places it into a film nd to such a great comedy , funny bits Sergio getting hit by car ,mind f@*king real class , and of course the Jeffrey pmsl at that part well a must say if this ain't American good comedy what is and I don't even think mr brand was funny at is stand up or radio show but acting u mite have sumthing kid

Tom

SHIT!!!!! I think the lady beside me hung herself she was that bored.

Baby H

You people are mental... You dont know what a good funny film is.. My gosh did I laugh all through this film... Fucking halirious....expected it to be crap, but worth a good laugh

pbmufc

how can any one rate this film? WORST film i have seen at the cinema, walked out half way!

Sutton

I thought this was an enjoyable ‘popcorn’ movie and there are some very funny moments (particularly at the airport). Though not a fan of Mr Brand, he was good in this. The film is clichéd, but if you take it for what it is, go to the Greek!

joe

sorry- meant- more thoroughly explored elements. Why don't they have an edit button on this site??

joe

sorry- meant- more thoroughly explored elements. Why don't they have an edit button on this site??

joe

This film is freakin awesome! Russel Brand kicks arse, it's got a good pace, a decent 'human element' so it's not all just stupid gags. I don't understand how some people didn't find it funny- seems like they must've missed a lot of it- maybe take Liv's advice and only go if you're a US comedy fan. I don't get why everyone's being so harsh about Brand either- dudes- he's a performer, you're commenting on a persona he created to make money- yeesh- get over it. Anyway, I digress- film is brillers! Surprised me- feels a bit like a new genre- it's much better than the average mancom and has more thoroughly elements.

joe

This film is freakin awesome! Russel Brand kicks arse, it's got a good pace, a decent 'human element' so it's not all just stupid gags. I don't understand how some people didn't find it funny- seems like they must've missed a lot of it- maybe take Liv's advice and only go if you're a US comedy fan. I don't get why everyone's being so harsh about Brand either- dudes- he's a performer, you're commenting on a persona he created to make money- yeesh- get over it. Anyway, I digress- film is brillers! Surprised me- feels a bit like a new genre- it's much better than the average mancom and has more thoroughly elements.

liv

If you don't enjoy American humour you won't enjoy this film. If you do- you'll love it! A lot of the above review talks about Russel Brand in terms of a stand-up- I've never seen or heard his stand up work but can say he's a very good actor- the truth he and Jonah Hill brought made the film very well rounded. Great fun! Go and see it!

liv

If you don't enjoy American humour you won't enjoy this film. If you do- you'll love it! A lot of the above review talks about Russel Brand in terms of a stand-up- I've never seen or heard his stand up work but can say he's a very good actor- the truth he and Jonah Hill brought made the film very well rounded. Great fun! Go and see it!

K.Flyer

Buy the soundtrack as it was probably the only decent feature of the movie. The gags were few and predicticable, which made it a disapointing movie, serving only to massage Brands already overinflated ego. In some ways, I felt, it ran a bit biographical with some fantasy thrown in for good measure. Wait for it to come out on DVD. 2 / 10 only for the soundtrack.

Evie

Huge admirer of Russell's stand up comedy and radio show, but my god this film is chronically unfunny. Half way through i was still waiting for the first laugh and decided to leave. Russell's talents deserve a better vehicle than this.

harry redknapp

Oi Tom, you said you was going to Magaloooof this summer! what you doing writing about that homosexual Brand fella on the interweb??

ric

Throughly enjoyed this despite not being Brands biggest fan. Carried on his character from 'forgetting sarah marshall'

scrumpyjack

was going to avoid (Brand) but above review convinced me to give it a go. Glad I did. excellent performances from all (yes - ALL!) and a zippy pace make for an enjoyable outing. And the "Bangers, Beans & Mash" number near the end is class. 6+/10 most enjoyable