Forgetting Sarah Marshall

DVD Reviews | Sep 29th, 2008

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Starring Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Russell Brand, Mila Kunis, Bill Hader, Paul Rudd, Jonah Hill, Jack McBrayer
Written By: Jason Segel
Directed By: Nicholas Stoller
Studio: Universal Studios
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Peter just got dumped. A struggling musician/composer who just got dumped by celebrity TV star Sarah Marshall, and he’s having a rough time of it. For nearly 5 years, Sarah was Peter’s life and now that’s gone because she has moved onto an outrageous rocker, Aldous Snow (Russell Brand). Forgetting Sarah Marshall is from the people that brought you ‘Knocked Up’ and ‘Super Bad,’ and it’s a hilarious movie featuring uncomfortable moments that many of us has encountered when dealing with relationship break-ups. The cast is great and the story is really funny.

Jason Segal stars in & wrote this hilarious comedy about relationships and the places we go to find our next new love. Peter takes his friends advice and gets back out there right away, and all he can think about is his ex, TV’s Sarah Marshall. To escape, he goes to Hawaii since it was Sarah’s favorite vacation spot and ironically, bumps into Sarah and her new boyfriend, Aldous Snow. Aldous Snow is an awesome eccentric rock star and is played masterfully by Russell Brand. Although, I think the role is a little close to home for Brand who seems to act that way in real life. Peter is crushed to see Sarah already out there with a new man and at the same hotel! Peter gets attached to the front desk girl, Rachel (Mila Kunis) at the Hotel, and tries to move on. Plenty of great supporting characters are in the film featuring Paul Rudd as a Surf instructor, Bill Hader as Peter’s best friend and step brother, and Jonah Hill as a waiter/host of one of the restaurants at the resort. The film features plenty of hijinks and the comedy really comes from Jason Segal and how he deals with staying in the same hotel as his ex and her new boyfriend.

The extra features on the disc are bountiful. There are quite a few deleted and extended scenes, outtakes, and auditions for the cast. It was great to see Russell Brand’s audition because he was the perfect choice to play Aldous Snow. There’s going to be a spin-off of his character in an upcoming comedy which also stars Jonah Hill. There are other features like a behind the scenes documentary that was featured on Cinemax, as well video diaries, hysterical Crime Scene trailers and extended scenes. Be sure to watch the music video for We’ve Got to Do Something by Infant Sorrow. Those songs by Brand are both hilarious and catchy!

Forgetting Sarah Marshall was one of those bright spots of 2008’s spring movie schedule and was hilarious and well written by Jason Segal. How can anyone not fall in love with the locale as well, taking place mostly in Hawaii? The soundtrack was also great because it features music from Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, Desmond Dekker and of course Infant Sorrow featuring Aldous Snow! Kristen Bell did a great job playing Sarah Marshall and really shows she has a good sense of humor to put up with the guys on set and Jason Segal’s package. I would definitely rank this film right up there with ’40 Year Old Virgin,’ and ‘Superbad.’ This movie is a great comedy to watch with your girlfriend or your buddies.

– More Deleted/Extended Scenes: Watch What You Couldn’t See in Theaters
– Auditions: Hilarious Look at the Cast Auditions
– Drunk-O-Rama: The Ultimate Party of One
– Crime Scene: Hilarious Alternate Scenes
– Video Diaries: An Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Tour
– Cinemax Final Cut: “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”
– Gag Reel: The Reel of Big Mistakes
– Line-O-Rama: Lines You’ll Be Reciting for Ages
– Extended Commentary Featuring Filmmakers and Cast
– And Much More!

ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
SPANISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1

Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)

English, French, Spanish

Favorite Scenes: Back out there on the prowl, Surfing, Dracula’s Lament, Relapse
Rating: NR
Running Time: 118 minutes
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