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Get Him to the Greek (2010)

Director:
Nicholas Stoller
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Comedy
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Get Him to the Greek
RUNNING TIME
109 minutes
Producer:
Judd Apatow
Joshua Blake
Nicholas Stoller
David Bushell
Rodney Rothman
Screenwriter:
Nicholas Stoller


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Aaron Green Jonah Hill
Aldous Snow Russell Brand
Daphne Binks Elisabeth Moss
Jackie Q Rose Byrne
Sergio Roma Sean Combs
Jonathan Snow Colm Meaney

 

Review

Nicholas Stoller (co-penner of Yes Man) again reveals his talent for intelligent comedy, utilizing the Aldous Snow character from Forgetting Sarah Marshall to create a healthy satire on the rock industry and indulgent celebrity life. Russell Brand fools about in recognisable fashion, but he demonstrates that he can do it purposefully and sympathetically, and with an amiable Jonah Hill alongside him, Get Him to the Greek makes for a revitalization of the buddy movie with suitable doses of stupidity, wit and charm. Stoller also directs, with a refreshing command of the dramaturgy; the film retains its momentum even in parts which seems forced or affected. The highlight is a hysterical after-party in a Las Vegas hotel, the low-point an insipid bathos of an epilogue.

 

Copyright 17.11.2010 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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