Get Him to the Greek (2010)

Get Him to the Greek (2010)
Get Him to the Greek (2010) DVD / Blu-ray

By: Henry J. Fromage (Two Beers) –
How many beers do you recommend for this movie?
1 Beer! A Toast! Great Movie!2 Beers! Good Movie!3 Beers! Okay Movie!4 Beers! Mediocre Movie!5 Beers! Awful Movie!6-Pack! Bad movie! Do not be Sober!

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A young record executive has to ferry a washed-up, drugged-out rock star to a gig that may be his last chance at reviving his career.

A Toast

When life slips you a Jeffrey, stroke the furry walls.  This is just a bit of the sage wisdom that Get Him to the Greek is chock full of.  Don’t worry, watch the movie and it’ll make more sense.  What doesn’t is where the writers get this stuff.

Here maybe?

Get Him to the Greek is vintage Apatow.  If you can get on board with 40 Year Old Virgin, Superbad, or in particular Forgetting Sarah Marshall, you’ll probably like this.  A toast is deserved by British comedian Russell Brand.

Yeah, sadly this is probably how you know him.

He takes his philandering, clueless British rocker character from Forgetting Sarah Marshall and rounds him out, making him much funnier than the SNL sketch character I was expecting.  Who steals the show, though, is Puff Daddy, who spits angry, wiseass lines when he’s not shaking off car crashes or trying to out-party Brand and his character’s father.  This is where the Jeffreys and furry walls come in.  It still doesn’t make a ton of sense.

And this isn’t helping.

Oh, and the ‘music videos’ are straight awesome.

Beer Two

Unfortunately it doesn’t climax there.  The other half of Apatow’s usual winning combination is a healthy dose of heart which creates empathy with the characters and gives the comedy that bittersweet edge that makes it so effective.  When this doesn’t go over you need a beer to get through the drama and back to the funny.  It’s hard to empathize as much with these characters unless you’re actually a rock star or somebody that consciously makes bad decisions.  Also, this drama infusion somehow makes a threesome scene uninteresting, which shouldn’t be possible.  Unless…

This is the only lemon party you should find on the internets.

Verdict

Watch it.  Apatow productions are still consistently the funniest out there.

 

Bonus Drinking Game

Take a Drink: every time somebody abuses a substance

Take a Drink: whenever P. Diddy does something intimidating

Drink a Shot: for every attempted or consummated three-way

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