Sunday, July 4, 2010

Get Him to the Greek - Movie Review

Get Him to the Greek (R) 109 minutes B
Will you come for my bangers, beans and mash

Starring Jonah Hill, Russell Brand, Rose Byrne, Sean Combs, and Elisabeth Moss The first time I saw the trailer for Get Him to the Greek I thought this film would be good. Jonah Hill is always good for a few laughs and who better to play a rock star than Russell Brand (reprising his role from Forgetting Sarah Marshall).

But it's not quite as sharp, nor is it a laugh-a-minute riot I thought it would be. It's a little bit of a cluster f*ck at times and relies on a lot of over the top comedy that fortunately never jumps the shark. Once acclimated to the pace and mood the film is very rewarding.

Basically it's the story of Aaron Greene (Hill) and Aldous (Brand) as they try to come into their own personally and professionally. Aaron's mission is simple- fly to London and bring him back to L.A. to do the show. Aldous has other plans, namely women, booze and drugs. What incurs is a comedic thrill ride that's sometimes funny, sometimes sad but always entertaining.

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