528. Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Background info

528-forgetting-sarah-marshallTitle: Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Director: Nicholas Stoller
Year: 2008
Run time: 1hr 41m

“Peter (Jason Segel) is a struggling musician who finds his world turned upside down when his TV celebrity girlfriend, Sarah Marshall (Kristen Bell), dumps him for a tragically hip rock star. It’s the hysterically funny look at how far one man will go to forget a girl – and all the fun he finds along the way!”

Live blog

1:10 – A calendar of pictures of yourselves as a happy couple is a bit much!
7:34 – “You’re not my step-brother anymore, you’re a step-stranger.”
10:15 – A fire truck in the doctor’s office is fun!
12:50 – Nothing Compares 2 U. Classic break up song.
16:43 – $6000 a night! Crikey!
19:52 – Mila is a cutie-pie. Being nice to him.
23:03 – Bonus Jonah Hill.
26:17 – Sex and the City impressions are maybe a sign you’ve drunk too much.
27:28 – “She’s complicated, like the Da Vinci Code.”
32:35 – Worst surf teacher ever. “The weather outside is weather.”
37:36 – “What an eccentric and confidant young man.”
44:45 – Hawaiian version of More Than Words. Awesome.
55:00 – Jonah’s adorable British accent. Haha!
1:00:57 – It’s not the worst job in the world to have to film in Hawaii, is it?
1:03:59 – That’s a large man making a heck of a splash.
1:09:52 – I assume there isn’t a Code of the Ocean, but there should be.
1:17:59 – “Why can’t she just take the battery out the phone?”
1:28:17 – Sprightly is an excellent word.
1:37:27 – He’s actually playing that piano. Much respect.

Conclusions

People have talked about this one for a while, and we’ve always pondered watching it but never really got round to it. Now we have, I’m glad we did but I can’t say it was one of my favourites. I’m impressed with Jason Segel more and more – the piano, the full-frontal, the writing, all good stuff. Russell Brand was also surprisingly funny, although perhaps not having to do a huge amount of acting!

There wasn’t anything particularly wrong with it, but it was a bit predictable. All apart from the Dracula puppet musical, obviously. I don’t think anyone could have predicted how that would work out! I bought the soundtrack after watching, so that’s always a good sign, too.

Rating: 4/5.

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