Sunday, 4 May 2008

Forgetting Sarah Marshall...

Aye, yet another Apatow gang production - this time a movie written by and starring the dude from Knocked Up who was one of Ben's mates and fancied hooking up with Leslie Mann's character (Apatow's own missus).

Having seen Drillbit Taylor recently (another Apatow gang flick), which unfortunately felt neutered at the tamer rating, it's back to the sex, cock jokes, blue tongues and adult feeling that we've become accustomed to.

While the first half an hour occasionally feels flabby around the edges (it could have been tighter), the flick is quickly off to a swift start, literally whipping out the cock gags almost immediately - the first uproarious cacophony of laughter from the cinema audience I might add.

Plot wise it's generally quite simple - scruffy laid back guy gets dumped by his sexy celebrity girlfriend, dude takes it badly - really badly (hilariously so) - dude then has to get over the bitch while he watches her shag her way closer to a collection of STD's at the hands of Russell Brand - who thankfully isn't playing himself (despite certain similarities).

Now I'm not a fan of Brand, he's a frustrating person. He makes some good jokes, but the bloke is just a wanker in general ... fortunately he didn't put me off this flick, he was actually even quite good in the role, packing some lasting comic punches that resonated with the audience (there was a couple about 20 feet away from where I was who were having an absolute whale of a time).

Simply put, if you dug the likes of 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Superbad and even Walk Hard, you'll no doubt dig this. Nuff said really...

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