Get Him To The Greek – Review
Get Him To The Greek is the hilarious offspring of Nicholas Stoller’s (wrote and directed) previous film Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Aaron Greenberg (Jonah Hill) is sent to London to escort Aldous Snow (Russell Brand) to LA’s Greek Theatre for a show that promises to jump start his failing career. Nicholas Stoller has definately one upped his last film with what is easily this year’s The Hangover(but better). There’s even a nod to Sarah Marshall, which I also liked a lot, but the two films have a completely different kind of energy.
Performances are hilariously top notch. Russell Brand and Jonah Hill are great together, but the big surprise here was Sean Combs (P.Diddy) as the record producer, and Hill’s boss Sergio Roma. Combs had me laughing so hard at points I thought I was going to pass out! The Las Vegas hotel room scene was bar none one of the funniest segments I’ve seen in recent memory! Throw in a ton of cameos… and Colm Meaney, and you have a recipe for awesome!
Y’know though, when I was leaving the theatre I couldn’t help but feel there was something missing. I got home fired up the trailer, and whoa… there was a bunch of stuff missing. Normally this would bother me a lot, but in this case I left satisfied… and a little red from laughing so hard. Maybe there were promo scenes shot specifically for the trailer, but… and it seems more likely, there’s probably gonna be a kick ass unrated edition on DVD and Blu Ray with a lot of extra footage.
Get Him To The Greek is one hell of a funny movie, maybe aimed more towards a male audience, but easily the best comedy to hit theatres this year!