AppsScraps Movie Reviews

May 21, 2008

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Release date: 10 March 2008 (SXSW Music and Film Festival, USA)

Nicholas Stoller takes a seat behind the camera as director of this romantic comedy starring Jason Segel (as Peter), Kristen Bell (as the film's namesake) and an oh-my-gawd beautiful Mila Kunis (as Rachel). When Peter is dumped by television star Sarah, he opts to take a trip to Hawaii to mend his soul. Sadly, when he arrives at Turtle Resort his ex, Sarah, is vacationing there with her new boyfriend, a rockstar with zen, Aldous Snow (played by Russell Brand). What ensues is the common fare of such films - awkward run-ins at dinner, a rebound love affair, competitive noisy sex to outdo each other, to name but a few of the devices. While this could be very tiresome (as movies of this ilk usually are), what makes this one work is the ensemble cast of oddities and oddballs that staff the Hawaiian hotel. Forgetting Sarah Marshall will ultimately be a forgettable movie, but there are enough laugh-out-loud moments and gorgeous vistas of Hawaii to make it worth taking a mini-vacation.

My rating 7 out of 10.

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