Review: Get Him To The Greek

Get Him to the Greek
Thanks to Flicks, last night I got to attend a preview screening of Get Him To The Greek.

Starring Jonah Hill and Russell Brand, it’s a zany comedy from the mind of Nicholas Stoller who directed Forgetting Sarah Marshall.

While I have yet to see Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him To The Greek is a spin-off film featuring Aldous Snow (Brand) a drug addled British rocker. Aaron (Hill) works for a record company and suggests they get Aldous Snow to perform at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. Aaron’s boss Sergio (Sean “Diddy” Combs)  accepts his idea and sends him over to London to help transport Snow. However, Aaron gets caught up in Snow’s extreme lifestyle. During all this, he has girlfriend issues back home with Daphne, played by Elizabeth Moss from Mad Men. There’s also celebrity appearances by the bucket load.

Stoller’s film is mostly made up of bizarre and naughty humour. If you’ve seen movies such as Superbad and Knocked Up, you know what to expect here; drugs, sexual content, alcohol, and well… more drugs.

While Get Him To The Greek does explore some moral themes near the end, there’s nothing that really sticks with you once the film is over. But it’s still great fun during.

In the cinema, a girl in the seat next to me burst into a choking fit of laughter during one of Hill’s many psychotic states. If that’s not a testament to a funny movie, I don’t know what is.

Releasing at NZ cinemas June 17th

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