Get Him to the Greek

June 4th, 2010








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Get Him to the Greek

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Plot
A record company intern is hired to accompany out-of-control British rock star Aldous Snow to a concert at L.A.'s Greek Theater.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 6.5/10 (65,572 voted)

Critic's Score: 65/100

Director: Nicholas Stoller

Stars: Jonah Hill, Russell Brand, Elisabeth Moss

Storyline
English rock star Aldous Snow relapses into drugs and booze after a break up and a disastrous record. In L.A., Aaron Green works for a record company stuck in recession. Aaron's boss gives him a career making task - to bring Aldous from London to L.A. for a concert in 72 hours. That day, Aaron's girlfriend Daphne tells him she wants to finish her medical residency in Seattle. Aaron's sure this ends their relationship. In London, things aren't much better: Aldous delays their departure several times, plies Aaron with vices, and alternates between bad behavior and trenchant observations. Can Aaron moderate Aldous's substance abuse and get him to the Greek? What about Daphne?

Writers: Nicholas Stoller, Jason Segel

Cast:
Russell Brand - Aldous Snow
Rose Byrne - Jackie Q
Tyler McKinney - African Child in Video
Zoe Salmon - Herself
Lino Facioli - Naples
Lars Ulrich - Himself
Mario López - Himself
Pink - Herself
Billy Bush - Himself
Kurt Loder - Himself (as Kurt F. Loder)
Christina Aguilera - Herself
Colm Meaney - Jonathan Snow
Ray Siegle - Paparazzo in Los Angeles
Chad Cleven - Paparazzo in Los Angeles
Jonathan Chris Lopez - Paparazzo in Los Angeles

Taglines: Arriving This Summer (Hopefully)



Details

Official Website: Official site | Official site [France] |

Release Date: 4 June 2010

Filming Locations: 550 S. Flower St, Los Angeles, California, USA

Opening Weekend: $17,570,955 (USA) (6 June 2010) (2697 Screens)

Gross: $60,923,325 (USA) (8 August 2010)



Technical Specs

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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The Greek Theatre's marquee includes Bob and the Yeoman, a reference to director of photography Robert D. Yeoman.

Goofs:
Errors in geography: During the drive from Vegas to L.A., the mountains behind Aldous Snow change and become darker (as if the sun was setting) within a few seconds.

Quotes:
Aldous Snow: [as he is watching TV] Didn't I have sex with her once?
[Aldous sees Sarah Marshall on TV]
Aldous Snow: Yeah, I did.



User Review

Fantastic Spin-Off

Rating: 9/10

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.

For the critics who are hating this movie: Do you like comedy? Do you like Apatow's stuff? Do you like Russell Brand or Jonah Hill? If the answer is no to any 2 of these... why are you reviewing this movie? Your opinion is pointless for the people that actually DO like these movies.




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