Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)


It’s not all about you, you know. People come here not just to follow you.

— Peter Bretter

Saturday night, I was bored as all get out. I saw that Forgetting Sarah Marshall was premiering on HBO that night. I thought, what the hell? I’ll watch it. I commend Jason Segel from having his script produced by Judd Apatow and brought to the big screen. This movie was dead on arrival.

Segal plays Peter Bretter, a composer that is working together with his girlfriend, Sarah Marshall (Kristen Bell) on her struggling primetime television show, “Crime Scene.” Sarah breaks up with Peter while he is standing in his apartment letting his dong flap in the breeze.

Over the next three weeks, Peter is a blubbering mess. Wailing at the top of his voice every chance he gets. His step-brother, Peter (Bill Hader) urges Peter to get over Sarah by having a whole bunch of one night stands. Then, he suggests taking a trip to Hawaii.

Not surprising, he bumps into Sarah on the island with her new British musician beau, Aldous Snow (Russell Brand).

In order to avoid Sarah, Peter strikes up a quick friendship with the hotel receptionist, Rachel (Mila Kunis). To distract Peter even further, he becomes friendly with a newlywed that is trying to please his wife, Darald (Jack MacBrayer), the surfing instructor Chuck (Paul Rudd) and the bartender at the hotel bar, Dwayne (Davon McDonald).

During the course of the week stay, Peter is basically stalking Sarah and Aldous with awkward conversations and uncomfortable dinners.

The movie was okay. It was not groundbreaking. It was a typical romantic comedy. The jokes fell flat. The brief flashbacks were the only biggest laughs to me. Why was Peter sobbing over Sarah who is a total bitch and treated him like crap? Do we really need to see Segel’s bookend dong shots? Is that necessary?

The only things that I enjoyed with Aldous who is getting his own movie, the bartender, the newlywed couple, Darald and Wyoma (Maria Thayer) and the Dracula musical. That’s it. The rest is forgettable. Pun intended.

Judgment: If you are a big fan of Jason Segel and want to see his dong, see this movie.

Rating: **


About Branden

Branden: I am just your average movie nut that reviews films. Gives his take on pop culture and Hollywood happenings. Dreams to have his own thriving website and make a living doing what he is passionate about.

Posted on May 4, 2009, in 2008, Comedy, Romantic and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. cuteenglishguy

    I watched the film and loved it, that said though I very rarely dislike any movies except for those really terrible movies they make to be released straight to ‘bargain bin’ dvd.

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