Forgetting Sarah Marshall

D: Nicholas Stoller
Universal (Judd Apatow & Shauna Robertson)
USA 🇺🇸 2008
111 mins


W: Jason Segel
DP: Russ T. Alsobrook
Ed: William Kerr
Mus: Lyle Workman

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 hilariously enjoyable).
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).

Jonah Hill & Jason Segel in Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Jonah Hill & Jason Segel in Forgetting Sarah Marshall