Movie Review: “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”

17 Apr

Forgetting Sarah Marshall, the new Judd Apatow production, had its world premiere at the South by Southwest film festival last month. The stars did a Q&A after the premiere.

Segel’s Anatomy Helps You to Not Forget Sarah Marshall

By Melanie Addington

Forgetting Sarah Marshall won’t be the best comedy of 2008 but it sure is a lot of fun anyway. The film stars Jason Segel (writer and star), Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars), Mila Kunis (That 70’s Show), Russell Brand (hysterical British comedian) and the always oddly amusing Bill Hader (who will also star in the upcoming Pineapple Express).

Yes, it is a romantic comedy, but it has just the right combination of crude humor and romantic aspirations to appeal to a wide audience (meaning=not a chick flick by any means). This was a fun movie to watch in a theater, but I could just as easily have rented it and laughed just as hard. Although seeing quite a bit of Segel (and by that I mean literally all of him) on the big screen was quite the treat.

Jack McBrayer (30 Rock), Jonah Hill (Superbad) and Paul Rudd (Anchorman) have some great scene stealing moments. As do the puppets in their rock opera performance (you’ll see!).

Director Nicholas Stoller, producer Shauna Robertson, writer and star Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Kristen Bell and others at Q&A for Forgetting Sarah Marshall.

The film opens tomorrow at Malco in Oxford and Cinemark in Tupelo. The film is rated R for sexual content, language and some graphic nudity (mostly quite a few naked shots of Segel).

See M. Scott Morris and the Wizard Crew’s review in next week’s Scene!

One Response to “Movie Review: “Forgetting Sarah Marshall””


  1. New Releases in Oxford « Oxfordfilmfreak’s Movie Reviews - April 18, 2008

    […] Forgetting Sarah Marshall is a delight. You can read my review at Scene Now Blog. […]

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