Starring: Jonah Hill, Russell Brand, Elisabeth Moss
Director: Nicholas Stoller
Running Time: 109 mins
Get Him To The Greek is an American film about a young intern who is sent to London to accompany a has-been rockstar to Los Angeles, however he discovers that the celebrity’s party lifestyle is going to cause a few delays.
Well, I was really surprised by this film. I thought that Forgetting Sarah Marshall was great, but maybe not so hilarious, however this takes that type of comedy, and turns it right up to eleven. It’s a riotously funny and idiotic movie that leaves you laughing from start to finish.
My expectations of this film were that it was going to be completely stupid and relatively funny, however not enough so to avoid how irritatingly idiotic it may be, but I was wrong. Yes, it is a hard-partying, insane ride full of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll, but the fact that it is at points so hilarious makes that all really fun to watch.
One of the other things that surprised me was Russell Brand’s character, the rockstar: Aldous Snow. It’s the same guy who was having the affair with Sarah Marshall, and while I did think he was a full-blown idiot in that film through Jason Segel’s eyes, this film shows him in a different way.
It’s not really as if we needed a spin-off, but this does really work. You still see how idiotic Aldous is, but the level of farce and comedy in this film, coupled with its fast pacing that mirrors his lifestyle, makes him actually a really entertaining and surprisingly not so insufferable person.
In terms of the intelligence level of this film, it’s not particularly high, so you would think that you could just watch it with little brainpower and relax a bit. However, the fact that it is so riotous and manic turns it into a head-spinning story, and with its brilliant comedy all the way through, it really grabs you, so that’s why it gets a 7.7.