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Get Him to the Greek

Get Him to the Greek chronicles the further exploits of hedonistic British rocker Aldous Snow, who was first introduced in Forgetting Sarah Marshall.

Directed by Nicholas Stoller(R)

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“It’s not every day that a movie performance is so funny and indelible it earns its own spinoff,” said Owen Gleiberman in Entertainment Weekly. But that’s the case with director Nicholas Stoller’s “clever rock-world satire,” Get Him to the Greek, which chronicles the further exploits of hedonistic British rocker Aldous Snow (Russell Brand), a character introduced in Stoller’s earlier film Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Jonah Hill is hilarious as a record company intern assigned to escort Brand’s drug-addled, played-out Brit to the U.S. for a comeback concert, said Ty Burr in The Boston Globe. Usually a supporting player, Hill here softens his snarky loudmouth persona to take on the straight-man duties of a leading role. But Brand’s over-the-top performance is what makes the film such a “raucous, rowdy good time.” Unfortunately, the actor’s charm starts to wear off about halfway through the film, said Claudia Puig in USA Today. Brand hits the same comic note once too often, like a “washed-up entertainer who puts in one too many encores.”

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