Forgetting Sarah Marshall – Authentic Comedy

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Starring Jason Segel, Kristin Bell, Mila Kunis and Russell Brand
Rated R for sexual content, language, and some graphic nudity
Appropriate for ages 17+
Available September 30, 2008 on DVD and Blu-ray Disc.

From the Judd Apatow gang comes this terrific sleeper comedy about a man trying to put his four-year relationship with a famous TV star behind him after she leaves him for a sex-starved British rock star.  In order to move on he flees to Hawaii, only to find that his ex and her new bo are staying at the same hotel.  Jason Segel wrote and stars as the goofy hero who is all too comfortable in his own skin.  While the comedy is laugh-out-loud funny, it’s the hero’s journey that is most fascinating.  The writing is so authentic that you can really feel his pain after the break-up, the sad awkwardness in Hawaii, and the emotional growth he takes on throughout.  On top of that, there is a sweet romantic sub-plot that works very well.  The disc has tons of extras including some great deleted scenes and an unrated version of the film that proved to be too much for the MPAA.  You can also get a digital copy of the film so that you can watch on your portable device.  Movie: A    Extras: B

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