Get Him To The Greek

Year: 2010
Studio: Universal
Director: Nicholas Stoller
Producer: Judd Apatow
Writer: Nicholas Stoller/Jason Segel
Cast: Jonah Hill, Russell Brand, Sean Coombs, Rose Byrne, Colm Meaney

This comedy, full of laugh out loud moments, is a love letter to a kind of rock star that doesn't really exist anymore and who will die out with the Keith Richards' and Alice Coopers of the world - a hard drinking, hard living, drug taking hedonist who follows no rules and coasts by on raw sexual charisma.

Aldous Snow, the support characters from Forgetting Sarah Marshall, is the washed up rock God and geeky Jonah Hill is the comparatively straight laced record company executive sent to shepherd him from London to an anniversary performance at LA's Greek Theatre.

It's a classic odd couple scenario and Hill and Brand have a great comic chemistry. It feels a lot like the parts both were born to play. There are some trailer-friendly moments like the heroin gag, but plenty more jokes that take their time but don't overstay their welcome, such as the furry walls. There's nothing challenging about it, it's just a good, adult, profane fun time.

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