Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
Peter (Jason Segel) is dumped by his girlfriend, Sarah Marshall (Kristen Bell), for a famous singer named Aldous Snow (Russell Brand), who we learn more about in the movie Get Him to the Greek. In order to get over his heartbreak, Peter goes to Hawaii by himself only to discover that Sarah and Aldous are staying in the same resort. When Peter is desperate at check-in after running into the 2 of them for the first time, Rachel (Mila Kunis), who runs the front desk, helps Peter out by giving him a room for free. During the rest of the trip, Peter runs into Rachel more and more as a romance blossoms, but Sarah is starting to regret dumping Peter and wants him back.
Written by Jason Segel himself, and produced by Judd Apatow, Forgetting Sarah Marshall is in the same breath as Knocked Up and the 40 Year Old Virgin. It is raunchy, well-written, and hilarious. The setting in Hawaii adds to the beauty of the movie, and the brilliant supporting cast helps this comedy rise above the rest. This movie puts Jason Segel, along with Russell Brand, on the map as true masters of comedy and I hope to see more from Segel in the future, other than just on How I Met Your Mother. Oh and ladies, if you find Segel irresistable, you get to see him naked. Co-starring Jonah Hill, Paul Rudd, and Bill Hader.
9/10 Stars – I didn’t realize how much I liked this movie til the 2nd viewing. Super funny and a great cast!
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