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Forgetting Sarah Marshall [Blu-ray] (Bilingual)
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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!
Breaking up is hard to do--but that doesn't mean you can't have some belly laughs about it. Forgetting Sarah Marshall provides that rare treat: a romantic comedy about breakups, that is both romantic and funny. The laughs, especially from writer-star Jason Segel, are both heartfelt and raunchy, and the film is just unexpected enough that it keeps the viewer's attention till the end. The touches of producer Judd Apatow, who's famously retooled rom-coms to appeal to guys as much as women, are woven throughout the film, but Segel's script, reportedly based on many of his own experiences, is fresh and original. And adult. Forgetting Sarah Marshall features male genitalia laffs presented in unexpected and human ways (the nude breakup scene is played for giggles but also deep poignancy), and the language and sex scenes are strictly for grownups--and rightly so. Segel's script, and his performance as Peter, show that he understands the true nature of adult relationships, which provides the refreshing difference between this film and some of Apatow's other crude creations. The cast is sublime; Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars) plays title character Sarah, a self-absorbed actress, and Russell Brand is her new British honey who accompanies her to--what are the chances?--the exact same Hawaiian resort as Peter, who's nursing his broken heart. Mila Kunis plays Rachel, the resort employee who gives Peter a reason to hope, and Paul Rudd is the surfing instructor who gives him his own brand of heartfelt advice ("When life gives you lemons, just say 'F--- the lemons' and bail," he says cheerily). The pacing is screwball, and the absurdities fly (a "Dracula" musical puppet show, and a surprisingly lovely Hawaiian version of "Nothing Compares 2 U"). Nothing the viewer will forget any time soon.--A.T. Hurley
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The casting is superb especially Russell Brand who really steals the show. Throw in the bit parts from SNL's Bill Hader and Kirsten Wiig, 30 Rock's page Jack McBrayer, a Baldwin (William!) and a Barney Miller sighting in Steve Landesburg and we got an A&W level "2 for 4 Mama burgers" party.
Of the bit parts Paul Rudd stands out as a surfer dude without channeling a Spicoli. Thankfully, Apatow shoved the weakest link in Jonah Hill into a bit part in this movie because I'm sorry, the guy is should not be a leading actor as he is in other Apatow flicks.
Of the leads Mila Kunis is beyond perfect in the way she is the counterfoil to Kristen Bell. I would be remiss leaving out the man who brings new meaning to vampire puppet operas, Joel Segal.
The extras make it definitely worth picking up the DVDs. You get the usual director's/actors' commentary track, a gag reel, deleted scenes (some of which are gut-bustingly funny) as well as a line-o-rama that features the best lines from the movie. Also, there is an extended version of the movie as well as the actual one that was released in the theaters.
I try to avoid movies that have such a low level of quality
A good addition to any DVD collection.
Most recent customer reviews
Enjoyed this film immensely. I laughed the entire way through.Great actors/actress. Mila Kunis stole the show.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
pretty good movie. don't watch with your parents, a mistake my wife made starting to watch it with her father :)Published 10 months ago by Greg Sutherland
One of the funniest movies ever.Jason Segel is amazing in this.Thoroughly enjoyable!Published 21 months ago by Sheila
Cute movie and I LOVE Mila Kunis!!
Emotional at times but mostly funny.