Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Forgetting Sarah Marshall


  • Released Internationally on 17/04/08
  • Released in Malta by KRS on 11/06/08


In a nutshell

A raunchy comedy about your average guy, and how he tries to face life after being unceremoniously dumped by his star girlfriend of five years.

Who’s in it?

Jason Segel, who was one of the hilarious roommates in Knocked Up, wrote the screenplay and steals the show as the ex-boyfriend. Kristen Bell (from TV’s Heroes) is the title character, and the delectable Mila Kunis makes the jump from That 70s Show to the big screen as a potential new love interest. British comedian Russell Brand makes his first mainstream appearance as the over-the-top rocker Aldous Snow. Judd Apatow, who previously brought us The 40 Year Old Virgin and Knocked Up, is the producer.

The good

If you enjoyed the two above-mentioned comedies, there’s a good chance you’ll enjoy this one. Apatow continues to do what he does best – bringing what have been described as ‘romantic comedies for guys’ to the screen. There’s loads of laughs, mild to moderate amounts of sex and profanity, and a bit too much male nudity for my tastes. And just like his previous projects, this one delivers because it gives us a world seen from the eyes of a guy with average looks, average success, and above-average comic timing and bad luck. And the cherry on the cake is the hilarious subplot about the main character’s secret lifetime project – a ‘Dracula musical, with puppets’.

The bad

Admittedly, it does get a bit silly at times, and the plot occasionally wears a bit thin, but it still ends up being far more enjoyable than most comedies we’re regaled with nowadays.





http://www.apple.com/trailers/universal/forgettingsarahmarshall/ (High-res QuickTime)