Get Him To The Greek
Universal Pictures UK (6/4/2010)
Comedy
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IMDB   7.3
109 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 1   PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
Jonah Hill Aaron Green
Russell Brand Aldous Snow
Rose Byrne Jackie Q
Naomi Watts Ann Darrow
Jack Black Carl Denham
Adrien Brody Jack Driscoll
Andy Serkis King Kong/Lumpy the Cook
Jamie Bell Jimmy
Kyle Chandler Bruce Baxter
Lobo Chan Choy
Thomas Kretschmann Captain Englehorn
Evan Parke Hayes
Colin Hanks Preston
John Sumner Herb
Craig Hall Mike
Bill Johnson Manny
Mark Hadlow Harry
Geraldine Brophy Maude
Director
Nicholas Stoller
Peter Jackson
Producer Peter Jackson
Fran Walsh
Jan Blenkin
Carolynne Cunningham
Writer Nicholas Stoller
Jason Segel
Peter Jackson
Fran Walsh
Merian C. Cooper
Edgar Wallace
Cinematography Andrew Lesnie
Musician James Newton Howard


Aaron Greenberg (Hill) gets things done. The ambitious 23-year-old has exaggerated his way into a dream job just in time for a career-making assignment. His mission: Fly to London and escort a rock god to L.A.s Greek Theatre for the first-stop on a $100-million tour. His warning: Turn your back on him at your own peril. British rocker Aldous Snow (Brand) is both a brilliant musician and walking sex. Weary of yes men and piles of money, the former front man is searching for the meaning of life. But that doesnt mean he cant have a few orgies while he finds it. When he learns his true love is in California, Aldous makes it his quest to win her backright before kick-starting his world domination.

As the countdown to the concert begins, one intern must navigate a minefield of London drug smuggles, New York City brawls and Vegas lap dances to deliver his charge safe and, sort of, sound. He may have to coax, lie to, enable and party with Aldous, but Aaron will get him to the Greek.
Edition Details
Release Date 6/4/2010
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Theatrical Widescreen (2.35:1)
Subtitles French; Spanish; English (Closed Captioned)
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
DTS 5.1 [English]
Dolby Surround [Spanish]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Notes
Opening up with the shooting of Aldos Snow's latest music video and then showing his downward spiral that leads to present day was the hilarious, perfect beginning for this innovative comedic spin-off. If you saw 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall' then this is exactly what you would expect a movie about Aldos Snow to be like. This movie has a heart that I did not expect to see, it's buried under lewd, vulgar and brilliant wit, but it's in there.

Russell Brand just opens his mouth and his words are comedic gold. Jonah Hill takes a step out of his comfort zone, a bit, and plays a "no confidence good guy". (Usually he's the overconfident prick, for all you naysayers). Diddy delivers a surprisingly strong performance that I'm sure shocked anyone who sees him. He's actually hilarious! His repartee with everyone he comes into contact with is spot-on. The entire cast has hilarious one-liners and the two main characters really make this movie a joy to watch.

The plot is actually a creative one, something we don't see a lot of nowadays. Albeit the humor treads into "familiar gross-out" jokes, there are clever jokes too. But it's all you have to expect when following "Rock and Roll personified". Another point I was surprised by was that a lot... a lot of the scenes from the trailers were not in the movie. I thought that was a good and bad thing. Good because it didn't show us stuff we've already seen and gave us the chance to see new stuff. But bad because a few of the scenes were real funny.