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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Q: What’s the movie about?

A: When Peter's (Jason Segel) actress girlfriend (Kristen Bell) leaves him for a rock star (Russell Brand), he goes on vacation in Hawaii to heal his heart, and runs into them there.

Q: Who’s in the movie?

A: Jason Segel, Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Russell Brand, Bill Hader, Jack McBrayer, Jonah Hill, Paul Rudd, Da'Vone McDonald, Maria Thayer, Billy Baldwin

Q: Is this movie worth the price of admission?

A: PhotobucketGo! Another Judd Apatow-style success story, this comedy has a story strongly based in reality, original jokes, and a few extraneous scenes placed ever so carefully to give haters an excuse not to like this film even though everyone else does.

Q: Will this movie make me laugh?

A: You can count on it. Highlights come mostly from the lesser known actors and Billy Baldwin... of course.

Q: Will this movie make me cry?

A: No, but the main character's crying might make you laugh.

Q: Will this movie be up for any awards?

A: I saw 5 previews for comedies before this movie, all of which looked brilliant and hilarious, so I'm thinking the comedy category is going to be pretty competitive at the Oscars this year... Oh, that's right, the Oscars don't acknowledge that comedies exist. But I guess they're right, Best Picture should always go to some mediocre dramatic film, that most people didn't like or understand.

Q: How is the Acting?

A: Discover the softer side of That 70's Show's Mila Kunis. This role proves that she has a greater range and a deeper beauty than anyone familiar with her signature character, Jackie Burkhart, probably would have given her credit for. This movie will be a turning point in her movie career. Similarly, if you know Jason Segel from How I Met Your Mother, you may be surprised to see that he can play a realistic person so convincingly. But Russell Brand, a little known actor from the UK, is in charge of stealing this movie.

Q: How is the Directing?

A: You can't even tell Nicholas Stoller is a first timer! And the actresses all look glossy and beautiful under the flattering lighting.

Q: How is the story/script?

A: If you've ever had your heart broken, you can relate to the emotions driving this story forward, like the feeling that you're seeing your heart breaker's face everywhere, which drives you to making bad decisions, like casually stalking them, and rebelliously hooking-up with complete strangers, for the sole purpose of making that heart breaker suffer!... Which they won't, because they're probably never going to find out about it, and even if they do, they won't care, because if they weren't over you in the first place, they wouldn't have stomped on your heart like it was a grape at a wine making festival. Sorry, that's just how it works.

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