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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (Directed by Nicholas Stoller)

Starring: Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, Russell Brand, Bill Hader, Jonah Hill, Paul Rudd


He said:

This is one of those films that is so well written and timed that I really feel I can watch it over and over and still laugh at all the little jokes. In fact, I have watched this film twice in the last 9 days, and it was still amusing both times.

Jason Segel not only starred in this film he wrote it as well. This is a film that gives into temptation to go for the sight gag a little more often than I felt was absolutely necessary but the humor through out it well worth the price of admission.

One of the reason I enjoy this film as much as I do is it reminds me of the two weeks I spent in Hawaii alone a few years back. It was one of the best vacations I had ever had (before an extended vacation in England this year) but there is always the constant reminder that Hawaii should be shared with some one. I really feel that though it is subtle you feel that from the beginning.

I really enjoy this film, its definetly a film that will put a smile on your face, from start to finish I give this film 4 out of 5.

She said:

I was aphrehensive about watching this film because it not my type of comedy. I like political or black comedies or, if we go down the more slapstick route, I like British comedies. Hoever I gave it a go and to be honest I quite enjoyed it. Overall I think it was well written with a solid comedy plot line, however I did have a couple of reservations.

I felt some of the jokes weren't well timed and didn't have good follow through. For example when a joke is made about an awkward situation I feel this should sit for a minute. I find that with films in this particular genre of American comedy they have a quick succession of jokes or try to continue the humour. The characters are David Brent but without irony (don't know David Brent? Click here).

I also find with these comedies that they are written by a team of friends who deliberately write in a part for everyone. The waiter, played by Jonah Hill, should have either been cut or rewritten. His lines were not funny and the execution poor. However there was the potential for his character to be hilarious. I suspect what happened was the team realised they had yet to include a bit for him and thought "let's have a closeted homosexual waiter who fancies Russell Brand" without much more thought (Russell Brand of course playing himself).

But apart from this I did have fun watching it. Some of the funny parts - like the naked break up - I found funny but not in a laugh out loud way. So in conclusion it was fun to watch... but not my favourite comedy ever. I give this film 3.5 out of 5.

They said:
A fun film worth a viewing, it will give you a few chuckles if nothing else. We give this light-hearted comedy {{{7.5 out of10}}}

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