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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

[4.50/10] Get Him to the Greek (2010)


Get Him to the Greek (2010)

A spin-off of Nicholas Stoller's sharp and extremely funny previous film, "Forgetting Sarah Marshall", "Get Him to the Greek" comes up short in many ways, and is unfortunately a mild disappointment. The story follows Aaron Green as he attempts to escort Aldous Snow to his long overdue comeback gig but struggles to keep the dishevelled rock star away from drink, drugs and desperate women. It sounds like the perfect recipe for a comedy but as a content, "Get Him to the Greek" is just another blur of pointlessly cyclical jokes, cussing, sex, drugs and drinking. Ğœainly the latter two. The rude sex scenes, in particular, are totally unnecessary, and yet again are a constant theme throughout the movie and add nothing to the actual storyline. Russell Brand as Aldous Snow brings very little acting ability, and he's rather annoying most of the time. While Jonah Hill has some comedic timing he just doesn't feel right as a lead. Both lead's characters are transparently thin and truly unlikable and try to entertain with gross out humor and ridiculous actions. Russell and Jonah are completely outshined by P. Diddy, who delivers a hilarious performance and offers a fair amount of true laughs in the film. Elizabeth Moss is really cute and refreshing, and just as Diddy, she's funnier than the two leads. The interactions between her and Brand's character could be considered as the highlight of the movie. Technically, the film is so unmpressive, I can't even comment on this aspect. Occasionally amusing and ultimately forgettable, "Get Him to the Greek" isn't nearly as good, funny and entertaining as its predecessor.

  • My Rating: 4.50/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 73% (6.3/10)
  • IMDb: 6.9/10

2 comments:

Jaccstev said...

The looks of Russell Brand and Jonah Hill in that poster alone are so silly to peak my interest for this movie. I think I've passed so many comedy titles this year.

Nebular said...

You should be glad you've passed this one, Jaccsy. It was completely moronic and so not hilarious.