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About the Movie
Jonah Hill and Russell Brand reunite with the director of Forgetting Sarah Marshall in this outrageous comedy about Aaron Green (Hill), an aspiring music executive, who has 72 hours to deliver the wild rock legend, Aldous Snow (Brand), from London to Los Angeles for a comeback concert. In order to keep his job, Aaron must navigate a minefield of mayhem and debauchery to get Snow to the world famous Greek Theatre on time! From the producer of Knocked Up and Superbad comes the movie that’s “a raucous, rowdy good time” (Ty Burr, The Boston Globe).
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 191
- Fresh: 138
- Rotten: 53
- Average Rating: 6.3/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: The movie's story is conventional in shape, but it has passages of crazy exhilaration and brilliant invention.
Fresh: For the music lovers: If Superbad, Knocked Up and Forgetting Sarah Marshall are Radiohead's The Bends, OK Computer and Kid A, Get Him To The Greek is their Amnesiac.
Rotten: While it's clear that rock-star petulance and vanity are being spoofed, there is little at stake dramatically or morally -- the bedroom threesome towards the end is weird rather than funny.
Fresh: This is Brand's film, and every aspect of his persona is played to the max - the sexual magnetism, the multiple addictions, the doting but distant mum, the hangers-on and women who want to control him.
this movie had its ups and downs but super fun and i loved it all the way
Story over humor...makes for a good movie.
Get Him to the Greek, overall, is heart over humor. Russell Brand plays a surprisingly serious role, never really ever cracking a smile or telling a joke. Jonah Hill, instead, takes the comic lead along side P. Diddy, who plays a fast talking and joke cracking record producer. It is a good balance though of humor and heart, one never dominating the other, making the jokes come naturally. The film never seems to set the story aside just to tell a joke, which is a good thing, seeing as how most comedies nowadays seem to be 100 percent improvisations and come off as pointless. It's in this way that the movie was pretty good, standing out as a good movie and not just a good comedy. One reviewer below said it had its ups and downs, meaning sometimes it was funny, most of the time it was serious. Another said if you love Superbad and Forgetting Sarah Marshall that you'd love this movie, but I have to disagree. This is nothing like those movies. Those were both non-stop laugh fests. This movie isn't. But, it doesn't try to be like those movies, which is the good thing about it. It isn't trying to be the funniest movie ever, it's just trying to tell a good story. And it succeeds. It's a simple story about a washed up musical artist named Aldous Snow getting an offer to have somewhat of a "come back" show at the Greek Theatre. Aaron Green (Jonah Hill) is a huge fan who has to escort him there. During the course of the story, Aldous struggles to understand himself as well as tries to understand why people hated his last album. Aaron helps him cope with these things and they begin to form a bond, making for a trip in which many humorous events take place. This is a funny movie with a good story and good acting, with a surprisingly funny role by P.Diddy. Hope you like it.
This is a great movie. I died of laughter. I cant wait to get it. I saw it 3 times in theaters.