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Get Him to the Greek
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Starring: Russell Brand, Jonah Hill, Elisabeth Moss, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs
MPAA Rated: R
Released By: Universal Pictures
Web Site: www.gethimtothegreek.com
Kiddie Movie: Please keep them at home. Please.
Date Movie: My BFF liked it and wasn't bored, so I'd say, "Yup."
Gratuitous Sex: There's a lot of it, and nudity, too.
Gratuitous Violence: Some chasing, and a stabbing.
Action: Nah.
Laughs: From start to finish.
Memorable Scene: The "Jeffrey" scene.
Memorable Quote: Too many too list.
Directed By: Nicholas Stoller
Produced By: Judd Apatow, Nicholas Stoller, David Bushell, Rodney Rothman

Get Him to the Greek
A Movie Review

MPAA Rated - R

It's 1:49 Long

A Review by
The Dude on the Right
Sometimes you just need to laugh, and I needed to laugh.  May was a long month, heck, 31 days long, and June is shaping up to be just as crazy, but I like the humor that Judd Apatow tends to find (He didn’t write it, but damn, he also knows how to Produce a funny movie), and in the likes of “Get Him to the Greek,” he found humor I liked again.  I mean, come on, how can you not laugh with P. Diddy playing a music mogul, stroking a wall made out of fur because it helps calm you down after smoking a “Jeffrey.”  Okay, on paper that sounds kind of lame, but trust me, if you are a fan of Judd Apatow/”Forgetting Sarah Marshall” funny, then “Get Him to the Greek” is for you, as it was for me.

The story is kind of simple.  You have a washed-up rock star, Russell Brand playing the same Aldous Snow from the “Sarah Marshall” film.  Not playing the same character from that film, though, is Jonah Hill, this time playing Aaron, a lacky in a record company.  In a need for each other, Aldous needs his career resurrected following the disaster that was his latest release, “African Child,” while the record company needs a boost of money to send Sergio’s (Sean P. Diddy Combs) kids to college.  When Aaron comes up with a plan to save them both, at first Sergio dismisses him, but then dispatches Aaron over to jolly ol’ England to round up Aldous and get him to the Greek Theater in Los Angeles.  The problem – Aldous has fallen off the wagon and is back on the booze and the drugs, and Aaron is wrestling with a rocky relationship.  So, yes, Aldous works to test every one of Aaron’s morals, and Aaron wrestles not to throw up on Meredith Vieira.

Yup, “Get Him to the Greek” plays out kind of like a real-life documentary of fictional rocker Aldous Snow, as the movie is littered with tons and tons of cameos from everyone like Pink to Rick Schroder, from Tom Felton (You might know him as Draco Malfoy from the “Harry Potter” series) to Larz Ulrich (who finds a place dating Aldous’ ex, Jackie Q (Rose Byrne).

And so you get a truly R-Rated movie about rock star excess, about budding friendship, about a threesome gone wrong, and about a movie vehicle that made me truly appreciate the acting ability of the Diddy-man.

Look, the humor is kind of what you will expect, but there is enough off-the-wall stuff to really hit you from a different angle, especially if you pay a little bit of attention (I had to laugh when Aldous tells Lars to “Go sue Napster or something.”

I laughed my ass off, “The Jeffrey” hotel scene nearly had me piss my pants, and like most of what Judd Apatow touches, “Get Him to the Greek” is really funny, taking real-life situations and tweaking them just enough to bring out the hilarious.  I loved it, it’s 4 ½ stars for “Get Him to the Greek,” and if you need to laugh, get yourself to the theater.

That’s it for this one!  I’m The Dude on the Right!!  L8R!!!

 

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