The first greatreport this review for TOS violationedy of the year, Get Him To The Greek takes Russell Brand's hilarious character from Forgetting Sarah Marshall and gives him his own movie. Like most of the films in the Judd Apatow school ofreport this review for TOS violationedy, this onereport this review for TOS violationbines gross-out, vulgar humor with a surprising heart, and features great performances from its leads.
Brand's rocker Aldous Snow is reeling both professionally and personally. His latest album is a bomb, and his girlfriend has left him, sending him into a booze, drug and women fueled tailspin. Jonah Hill's record exec Aaron is sent by his boss (Puffy, actually really good for once in an acting role) to London to pick up Aldous and deliver him to Los Angeles for areport this review for TOS violationeback concert. The film is essentially a road trip, as the narcissistic, hedonistic Snow takes the nervous nebbish down the road of excess.
In a movie like this, the plot matters much less than the characters and the situations they are put in. Luckily this movie is constantly surprising and often hilarious. Hill tones down his normally overexcited persona and grounds the character in reality, so that when he succ**bs to the excesses of Aldous, it'sreport this review for TOS violationpletely believable. Aldous is a great character, symbolizing everything that is great and wrong about rock and roll (the opening of the film showing "African Child", Aldous' bomb of a record, was a highlight for me) is so well written and the actor plays him with such gusto that it's hard to know if Brand is playing Aldous or if Aldous IS Brand. Watching these two get to LA was a trip I really enjoyed being on.