Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Having tasted success with blockbusters like, 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up and Super Bad, Apatow Productions is looking for another hit in the romantic comedy, Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Peter (Jason Segel) is a shy insecure guy who writes scores for a cop show and has been dating the beautiful star of the show Sarah Marshall (Kristen Bell) for the last five years. When she dumps him for the self-absorbed British rock star Algous Snow (Russell Brand), Peter starts crying hysterically and acting pathetic. (That sounds like me when I don’t receive enough butter on my popcorn at the theater.) In an attempt to forget Sarah Marshall – hence the title of the movie – Peter flies to Hawaii only to wind up in the same hotel as Sarah and her new boyfriend. In the meantime, Peter makes the acquaintance of an attractive girl named Rachel (Mila Kunis) who works at the front desk and they begin spending time together. Like all formulaic romantic comedies, problems arise between Peter and Rachel and Sarah and Algous. Considering the R-for-raunchy-rating, you can guess that Peter doesn’t know which girl he should, well, shall I say “date.” Although this film doesn’t stray much from the traditional Apathow format, it’s fast paced, funny, has some creative writing and the dumpy guys always hook up with the beautiful women. Not quite as intelligent as the movies I mentioned earlier, the editing is a little choppy and it sinks to a new low when Jason Segel shows his —- well, go see the movie. (Yes, blindness was definitely a blessing for that scene.) This film has a great supporting cast and Russell Brand steals the show when he is on screen. I received my share of laughs and I’m giving this one a B- rating.
This movie has been given a R rating by the MPAA
Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.