Get Him to the Greek

Get Him to the Greek

(2010)

A comedy about an ambitious 24-year-old intern, Aaron (Jonah Hill),  who has been given a career-making assignment. His mission: fly to London and escort a rock god to L.A.’s world famous Greek Theatre for the first-stop on a huge comeback tour. His record mogul boss, Sergio (Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs), gives him one warning: “The artist is the worst person on Earth. Turn your back on him at your own peril.”... More

British rocker Aldous Snow (Russell Brand, reprising his character from Forgetting Sarah Marsall) is a brilliant musician, but due to a bad break up and nose-diving career, has fallen off the wagon and is now a drunken disaster. Weary of 'yes men' and scared he’s entered the 'greatest hits' moment in his career, Snow’s in the midst of a nihilistic downward spiral...Hide

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Catwoman, Wolverine, Elektra, Evan Almighty, The Scorpion King. Spin-off movies don’t exactly have a great record with most lacking a decent script and invariably looking like they were cobbled together in a big hurry. However, while Forgetting Sarah Marshall might also not have been the most obvious movie to inspire a spin-off, like Madagascar’s Penguins (who’ve ended up with their own TV series), the producers have wisely chosen to focus on Marshall’s scene-stealing standout.... More

The character of Aldous Snow makes full use of British comedian Russell Brand’s physical attributes, laid-back cool and distinctive vocals and he plays it up to the hilt. Writer-director Stoller gives his star plenty to play with in this substance-fuelled, music-industry-baiting comedy that’s a kind of The Hangover meets Crank via Be Cool.

While the film is a little long and Hill’s character (like Jason Segel’s main man in Forgetting Sarah Marshall) a little too whiny, there’s never too long between gags. Greek works best during the many cleverly scored mayhem montage scenes (a highlight involves absinthe and a French version of The Turtles’ Happy Together), and when parodying today’s over-sexed music videos, but be warned it most certainly isn’t for the easily offended or those of sensitive dispositions.Hide


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Hmmm, this sounds familiar... a young up and comer in the music biz is charged with getting a famously drunken and drugged up rock star to a comeback concert and comic chaos ensues... Anyone recall Richard Benjamin's "My Favorite Year" (1982)? It starred Peter O'Toole as Alan Swann (a character based on Erol Flynn) a drunken matinee idol who is to appear on a live 1950's U.S. TV show. Young Benjy Stone (a character based on Mel Brooks) is the TV show's junior writer who is charged... More with getting the drunken movie star to the TV show... Easier said than done!

And just like "My Favorite Year" the idea is fine and delivers a few fun scenes (notably Jonah Hill tripping out and cuddling furry wallpaper...) and some nice back n forth between stars Jonah Hill and Russell Brand, but it's all pretty tired. Hats off to Sean 'P. Diddy' 'Puff Daddy' Combs who does a great turn as a music mogul - simultaneously playing and poking fun at himself. As a stoner farce it works well, but it's no great shakes. For pure rock comedy give me SPINAL TAP every time! Mind you, it's better than FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL - so 3 stars for being a spin-off that beats its original hands down :)Hide


BY BrionyJae superstar

I have to be honest, I couldn't bring myself to watch the whole lot. Perhaps I just wasn't in the mood for this type of movie... but honestly? It wasn't as funny as it could have been, or should have been! I mean, it sounds good on paper...


"Its not that funny at all, Just alot of partying,alot of drunkness, and alot of washed up dry Toilet Humour, seen it to much in comedy films, wheres the originality"


Terrible movie! Shows this world has really gone to a new low. Very lost. Did laugh at one liner - oooh I would kiss her face but that was it. I was rather repulsed and wanted to refund my ticket.


BY Michael17 superstar

A cool, fun funny comedy with heart and great chemistry between the actors.


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72% of critics recommend.
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  • Under the cover of slapstick, cheap laughs, raunchy humor, gross-out physical comedy and sheer exploitation, Get Him to the Greek also is fundamentally a sound movie. Full Review

  • British comedian Russell Brand, as the gregarious, lizard-hipped, sexaholic rocker Aldous Snow, stole the show so thoroughly in his big Hollywood debut, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, that they simply had to give him his own movie to run away with. Full Review

  • Never achieves the propulsive traction and outrageous/endearing balance that made "The Hangover" such a smash this time last year. Full Review

  • The seriously out-of-control hard R dude is writer-director Nicholas Stoller, who apparently has major trust issues with his odd-couple stars, women and the audience. Did I forget anybody? Full Review

  • Get Him to the Greek displays the bawdy-sweet mixture that is the signature of the Judd Apatow school of screen comedy. Full Review

  • Get Him To The Greek won't be to everyone's tastes to be honest - but for a fun night out with the lads, it's the perfect film. Full Review

  • Barring a few lapses, the gags fly by in rapid-fire fashion, and enough of them connect -- thanks in part to the amusing mix of Hill's hang-dog demeanor with Brand's lanky, relentless hedonism. Full Review

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