Get Him to the Greek
1 hour, 49 minutes
Starring: Jonah Hill & Russell Brand
You didn’t forget about Forgetting Sarah Marshall did you? Russell Brand reprises his role as rock-star Aldous Snow from the 2008 smash hit comedy. Jonah Hill stars along side him as Aaron Green, a young record manager charged with the task of getting the eccentric star from London to the Greek Theater in Los Angeles. Naturally, insanity ensues.
This movie is what it is all about! This is easily one of the funniest films I have seen in years – destined to become a quotable classic. The pairing of Jonah Hill and Russell Brand is absolute genius. While this film is literally laugh-out-loud funny, it has a lot of heart to it. There is a sincere internal journey that Aldous and Aaron take on their way to the Greek Theater.
Prior to this movie I wasn’t the biggest Russell Brand fan out there. He’s funny and talented, but there was something that I just didn’t “get.” Get Him to the Greek has changed all of that for me. As far as Russell Brand is concerned, I have seen the light. His character is ridiculous, but only Brand could bring a humanity as well as a person rooted in reality to Aldous Snow.
It’s pretty difficult to watch this and NOT laugh your ass off. Not to mention, by the time the credits are rolling you will feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Remember to stay after the credits, there is a little Easter egg. It’s not a big deal, but funny nonetheless.
This is the funniest movie of the summer… thus far. However, I think it would be hard to beat!
5 out of 5