Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
If you've seen it. You'll get it. If you haven't, you need to see it. Then you'll get it.
A late night out and in the mood to be semi-entertained. The list was narrowed down to a few movies, and without even remembering that this movie existed, I bought tickets to this Judd Apatow produced comedy outing.
Jason Segel wrote and stars in this great perverted comedy. The moniker says "...from the guys that brought you "The 40-year-old Virgin" and "Knocked Up". And if you liked those movies, and their distinct brand of comedy, you won't be disappointed with this one. Just like Adam Sandler and his "dynasty" of films, these guys (Judd Apatow and Co.) keep bringing the laughs. Like Sandler's crew, they bring all of the usual suspects into the project. But this "dynasty" of films is much more adult, and in my opinion, much more quotable than the Zohan's recent stuff.
The story plays out exactly how you movie geniuses that know everything would think. No need to spoil it for the 2% who don't know what's gonna happen. But the movie's strength isn't in complex, layered story telling, but in sheer laughs per minute. I found myself laughing at least once every few minutes. And letting it out every 10 or so. Sure, most of the jokes are adult humor, and often extremely crude. But that's why you would watch this kind of movie. There's "Toy Story" funny, and there's "40-year-old Virgin" funny. To stay healthy, you need all you can get.
The casting is great. Jason Segel's character is perfect. He hasn't broken any molds, but anything more would be too much. British comedian Russell Brand's rockstar persona makes you laugh every single time he opens his mouth. All of the pretty faces (Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis) in the movie can hold their own with the guys. I don't even need to mention how hot they are in this movie. But I did anyway. And the Apatow posse, Bill Hader, Paul Rudd, and Jonah Hill round out the cast, and pull it all together. Every character contibutes perfectly, with only a few Sandler-esque cheesy moments.
The perfect cast, the great pacing, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, and non-stop crude joke machine make this highly underrated movie, highly recommended. I'll slap another warning label to it's R rating. It's very,very crude. But as long as you let yourself be your perverted self for two hours, it's hands down the funniest thing you'll see so far this year. It made me wanna "...B my L on some Ts", and by that i mean see it again.