April 22, 2008

Stalking Sarah Marshall?

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Although clearly a child of the Judd Apatow school, this film is closest to Knocked Up in style. That's because it's a blend of very adult humor that isn't afraid to hit below the belt ("I just went from 6 p.m. to Midnight."), and also a good old-fashioned romantic comedy.

Jason Segel stars in and is the screenwriter for this very funny movie. He's always been a real charmer on How I Met Your Mother, but easily steps into the lead role here. And yes, he's naked. Several times. And you see it all. Not bad, that Mr. Segel!

And while the supporting cast is also amusing (Kristen Bell as an annoying diva, Paul Rudd as an incredibly hot surfing instructor), the shining star is Mila Kunis. Sure, her tan is super-fake. But she is beautiful, funny, and helps you forget that shrew she played on That 70's Show.

On a side note, if this movie doesn't make you want to visit Hawai'i, then what's wrong with you???

Grade: A-


Stef said...

Yay! I'm so glad you liked it too.

Mrs. Segel

ScottE. said...

I almost peed my pants laughing during one scene in particular...I'm not going to tell you when!

Good, clean, adult fun.

The Kara said...

Alright, my friend, with your recommendation I will put it on my list. AND... can you believe the development this week on HIMYM??! And how much did I LOVE seeing Dawson and hearing the DeGrassi High accent!

Dancer in DC said...

OMG - that was such a good episode. Barney and Robin hooking up - way shocking!

I really wish more people watched it, because it's so very funny, and actually on network TV.

I love all the actors, but I'm starting to think that Cobie Smulders (Robin) is the secret weapon. She was killer this week!