posted a MOVIE REVIEW item:
almost 3 years ago
||Jonah Hill, Russell Brand, Sean Combs, Rose Byrne, Elisabeth Moss
Plot: Aaron Greenberg (Hill) gets things done. The ambitious 23-year-old has exaggerated his way into a dream job just in time for a career-making assignment. His mission: Fly to London and escort a rock god to L.A.s Greek Theatre for the first-stop on a $100-million tour. His warning: Turn your back on him at your own peril. British rocker Aldous Snow (Brand) is both a brilliant musician and walking sex. Weary of yes men and piles of money, the former front man is searching for the meaning of life. But that doesnt mean he cant have a few orgies while he finds it. When he learns his true love is in California, Aldous makes it his quest to win her backright before kick-starting his world domination.
As the countdown to the concert begins, one intern must navigate a minefield of London drug smuggles, New York City brawls and Vegas lap dances to deliver his charge safe and, sort of, sound. He may have to coax, lie to, enable and party with Aldous, but Aaron will get him to the Greek.
Since this movie is in the same universe as Forgetting Sarah Marshall, (which I loved) I definitely thought I would check this one out. Plus Russell Brand was hilarious in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, so now that this movie is featuring him, I definitely was looking forward to seeing this one. Well he did his part, and he definitely had me rolling. Just not as frequently as I did in Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Don't get me wrong, this movie I did laugh pretty hard in several spots, it's just they were spread out pretty far. I really liked Sean Puffy Combs cameo in this movie. He stole the show for me with the little acting time he had. Sadly there was some slow parts to the movie, hurt it quite a bit for me. Also on a side note I thought it was strange while Jonah Hill and Russell Brand played played the same exact characters that they were in Sarah Marshall, they didn't appear to know each other in this film, which was weird, (Jonah Hill's character was like a psycho stalker of him in the Sarah Marshal, you would think when they meet up again it would have played out much differently.) Overall I would say if you dug Forgetting Sarah Marshall, this movie is worth a rental to have a few good laughs.