Forgetting Sarah Marshall Movie Review
Overall I am not a huge fan of Judd Apatow movies, but it has Sarah in the title so I had to review it. I think that Apatow is wildly overrated; deep down I suspect he even knows this. Also, I don’t particularly care for the fact that he feels he has to put his marginally talented wife, Leslie Mann, in nearly every movie that he makes. She really has only about one note as an actress-bitchy. I suspect that she doesn’t try very hard as she is sleeping with the director, or at least that is how it comes across. That kind of stuff gets a little old after awhile. But let’s “forget” all of that for moment because with Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Apatow was producer only.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall is about a music composer named Peter (Jason Segel who also wrote the script) that falls to pieces when his famous actress girlfriend, Sarah Marshall (Kristen Bell) leaves him and starts dating a complete d-bag British rock star named Aldous Snow (Russell Brand.) Unlucky Peter takes a vacation in Hawaii to clear his head, where, fate would have it, Sarah and Aldous just happen to be staying. Yes, it’s a ridiculous set-up but the film is entertaining so you will probably look the other way. While at the hotel, he strikes up a romance with a friendly hotel employee named Rachel played by Mila Kunis, who is apparently still dating Macaulay Culkin, how creepy is that? Anyway, you get the idea, a love triangle emerges and all sorts of comedy ensue.
What really makes the film is that the script is consistently funny from beginning to end and the acting performances are really good. A lot of the time actors don’t seem to try to hard in romantic comedies or comedies in general, but the cast for Forgetting Sarah Marshall does a great job, as there is good chemistry and lots of good comedic timing.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall is a simple fun movie. Its not going to change your life, but it’s a great “chick flick” to slip past your boyfriend. As a matter of fact, he will probably never even see it coming. I definitely recommend this one and try and get the unrated version if you can.
Enjoyability Grade B+
Home Theater/HD Factor B
Overall Grade B