Get Him to the Greek
June 5, 2010
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Finally, a movie worthy of Russell Brand’s style. Taking his Aldous Snow character from Forgetting Sarah Marshall, we see his life after. Jonah Hill, though not reprising his FSM role, plays a man who must deliver the uncontrollable Aldous Snow to The Greek Theater in 3 days for an anniversary concert. Instead of being a simple endeavour, Hill’s Aaron is met with obstacles at every corner. Though meant to be a rated R comedy, I found something oddly heartwarming about it.
The cast is great. Elizabeth Moss and P. Diddy more than hold their own. In fact, Diddy has some of the best moments in the whole movie. Though this wasn’t a laugh out loud movie for me, I did smile and chuckle at most of the gags. I enjoyed it more to see the camaraderie between Hill and Brand. Both play their parts well, which allows them to take chances. The movie succeeds more as a movie about an unlikely friendship than as a comedy. It succeeds as a comedy too, but it seemed it should be interpreted in a bigger arena. All the cameos only seem to make it feel more like a morality tale or urban legend, but again in a good way. All in all, a good movie with some talented actors. 3 out of 5 stars.