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Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Published February 14, 2015

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Film info

  • Title Forgetting Sarah Marshall
  • Director Nicholas Stoller
  • Year 2008
  • Run time 1hr 41m
  • Genres Drama, Romance, Comedy
  • Tagline You lose some, you get some

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

Time Comment
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.

Rating: 4 / 5

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