Synopsis: A record label representative must get a rockstar to The Greek Theater in Los Angeles.
Release Date: June 4, 2010 MPAA Rating: PG-13
It is raunchy, unpredictable, out of control at times, and always hilarious. It is also sweet on sentiment and a story about two unlikely men who form a bond of friendship. Even if that bond if forged through drunken debauchery, prolific drug use, broken relationships, and torrid one night stands. “Get Him To The Greek” contains the mixture of outlandish humor and human emotion that makes it stand apart as it will make even the most stoic individual laugh and shake their head in disbelief at the gaul the filmmakers and actors have to put some of the material on screen for the world to see. As Aaron (Jonah Hill) tries desperately to get Aldous Snow (Russell Brand) to his performance at The Greek Theater he is met with every possible obstacle a rockstar can throw out. This makes for quite the wild ride with a multitude of twists and turns. As Aldous repeats throughout, “This is Rock N’ Roll.”; if that is true, then more rock n’ roll for all of us please.
As the washed up, but still worshipped, rockstar Aldous Snow, Russell Brand is flawless. His character is the opposite of Aaron Green, the music label representative sent to retrieve him for his anniversary show set to jumpstart his career again and of course make money for the label. Aaron is a simple guy with a simple life (the tern “green” comes to mind). He has his job, a hard working Doctor girlfriend, a small home in Los Angeles, and a genuinely good heart. Aldous is a drug addict who also drinks heavily, is incredibly insecure about his career and life, and cannot manage to avoid loose women and partying long enough to realize his future looks bleak. Putting the two of them together on a wild journey through London, New York, Las Vegas, and then Los Angeles makes for the perfect odd couple pairing. They complement each other in both character and comedic timing and even in their completely different appearances. It is with great pleasure to see them run amuck with each other.
Expect the unexpected. Prepare to be shocked. Take a pen and paper with you to jot down some of the best quotable lines ever written. Get ready to laugh so hard it hurts; and finally witness why Russell Brand (Aldous) and Jonah Hill (Aaron) are credited as comedians. Notable also is Sean Combs’ turn as record label honcho Sergio Roma. Whether on the phone with Aaron, in a meeting with his staff, or joining in on the party with Aldous he offers up some of the best lines and physical comedy of the entire film. Put all of them together, along with the supporting cast of characters, and there is no denying this film is uproariously funny; and surprisingly not offensive as it maintains a playful tone where no matter how serious a moment is, it is met with the understanding that this is comedy so just go with it because we are not trying to offend anyone or anything. That is a hard thing to manage in a movie dealing with an abundance of touchy subject matter but it has been pulled off.
Cast and Crew
- Director(s): Nicholas Stoller
- Producer(s): Nicholas StollerRussell Brand (Aldous Snow)
- Screenwriter(s): Jonah Hill (Aaron Green)Sean Combs (Sergio Roma)Rose Byrne (Jackie Q)
- Story: Elisabeth Moss (Daphne Binks)
- Cast: William KerrMichael L. SaleRobert D. YeomanJan Roelfs
- Editor(s): Leesa Evans
- Cinematographer: Lyle Workman
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- Country Of Origin: USA