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528. Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Published February 14, 2015

Background info

Title: Forgetting Sarah Marshall Director: Nicholas Stoller Year: 2008 Run time: 1hr 41m

“Peter (Jason Segel) is a struggling musician who finds his world turned upside down when his TV celebrity girlfriend, Sarah Marshall (Kristen Bell), dumps him for a tragically hip rock star. It’s the hysterically funny look at how far one man will go to forget a girl - and all the fun he finds along the way!”

Live blog

1:10 - A calendar of pictures of yourselves as a happy couple is a bit much! 7:34 - “You’re not my step-brother anymore, you’re a step-stranger.” 10:15 - A fire truck in the doctor’s office is fun! 12:50 - Nothing Compares 2 U. Classic break up song. 16:43 - $6000 a night! Crikey! 19:52 - Mila is a cutie-pie. Being nice to him. 23:03 - Bonus Jonah Hill. 26:17 - Sex and the City impressions are maybe a sign you’ve drunk too much. 27:28 - “She’s complicated, like the Da Vinci Code.” 32:35 - Worst surf teacher ever. “The weather outside is weather.” 37:36 - “What an eccentric and confidant young man.” 44:45 - Hawaiian version of More Than Words. Awesome. 55:00 - Jonah’s adorable British accent. Haha! 1:00:57 - It’s not the worst job in the world to have to film in Hawaii, is it? 1:03:59 - That’s a large man making a heck of a splash. 1:09:52 - I assume there isn’t a Code of the Ocean, but there should be. 1:17:59 - “Why can’t she just take the battery out the phone?” 1:28:17 - Sprightly is an excellent word. 1:37:27 - He’s actually playing that piano. Much respect.

Conclusions

People have talked about this one for a while, and we’ve always pondered watching it but never really got round to it. Now we have, I’m glad we did but I can’t say it was one of my favourites. I’m impressed with Jason Segel more and more - the piano, the full-frontal, the writing, all good stuff. Russell Brand was also surprisingly funny, although perhaps not having to do a huge amount of acting!

There wasn’t anything particularly wrong with it, but it was a bit predictable. All apart from the Dracula puppet musical, obviously. I don’t think anyone could have predicted how that would work out! I bought the soundtrack after watching, so that’s always a good sign, too.

Rating: 4/5.

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