Jason Segel (Peter Bretter), Kristen Bell (Sarah
Marshall), Mila Kunis (Rachel Jansen), Russell Brand (Aldous Snow), Bill Hader (Brian Bretter), Paul Rudd (Kunu), Jonah Hill (Matthew)
After breaking up with his long term girlfriend and
learning about her affair with another man, a songwriter takes a holiday in Hawaii, only to discover that the couple are staying at the same hotel complex.
This comedy is a helluva lot better than it's modest
premise would suggest and full credit has to go to Jason Segel, who not only plays the lead character but also wrote the screenplay as well as many of the songs. Mila Kunis is also very cute
as the hotel receptionist who develops affection for his character during his plight. It's clear to see that the film is from the same producers as Knocked Up & The 40 Year Old Virgin,
sharing the same type of humour and a clear onus on ad-libbing for many of the one-liners (this is especially clear if you take time to watch the special features on the DVD - which are
The "Dracula musical" scene raises many smiles, also
bolstered by Segel's songwriting efforts. A sort-of sequel followed with Russell Brand's character as the main focus (Get Him To The Greek).