“Get Him to the Greek” Review
The spin-off flick from “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” needed, at the very least, to equal its predecessor in terms of laughs. It does not. It falls woefully short, delivering a miserable comedy that takes us on a guided tour of loneliness, alcoholism, abuse of fame and greed. Doesn’t that sound hilarious?
Russell Brand has a certain charisma that makes him mildly amusing even when he isn’t trying. He does the best he can with this lame material. Jonah Hill continues his obscene overexposure with his 20th film in the last 4 years! Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs steals a few scenes as a crazy record executive. Rose Byrne steals the entire movie with a few classic scenes as Jackie Q, the coked-up ex-girlfriend pop-star.
On the surface, the cast seems capable of making this a successful venture. Unfortunately, the script is abysmal. The mood is dreary and morose. The film drags on endlessly as we crawl to the final credits. I felt rather depressed watching the film — which was probably not the intent. The only moment that gave me belly laughs was the Easter egg of Rose Byrne singing “Ring Round My Rosie”.