Plot – Devastated Peter takes a Hawaiian holiday in order to deal with the recent break-up with his TV star girlfriend, Sarah. Little does he know, Sarah’s travelling to the same resort as her ex – and she’s bringing along her new boyfriend – Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
Director – Nicholas Stoller
Released – 2008
With top-notch acting, hilarious situations, interesting characters and a stunning tropical backdrop. Forgetting Sarah Marshall is a thoroughly enjoyable comedy that becomes more and more enjoyable with every viewing. Director Nicholas Stoller and writer/star, Jason Segel, struck gold when they combined to create one of best and most memorable romantic comedies of the 00s.
Segel is wonderful as a depressed musician dealing with a mixture of complex emotions in a stunning location filled with interesting characters. Kristen Bell is charming, and Mila Kunis is delightful as the two beautiful love interests, while the inspired casting of Russell Brand as the rockstar gave the film more than one laugh-out-loud moment.
But it’s the supporting cast that makes the movie come alive, with a wonderful assortment of comic talent popping up throughout. Highlights include Bill Hader, Paul Rudd, and my personal favourite Jonah Hill.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall is a raw and hilarious comedy packed full of hilarious situations, amusing characters, and a stunning backdrop that makes you want to jump on the next plane to Hawaii.
If you liked: Superbad, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, The Dead Don’t Die