Saturday, 27 April 2013

Review - Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Forgetting Sarah Marshall - A Romantic comedy about a devastated man called Peter Bretter who takes a Holiday to Hawaii in order to deal with recent break-up with his TV star girlfriend, Sarah. Little does he know Sarah's travelling to the same resort as he is ... and she's brought along her new boyfriend.

Hello Film fans, and welcome to another Dr. Film Film review.

Today I will be reviewing a romantic comedy written by Actor and American comedian Jason Segal - 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall'.

This film was released in America on the 10th of March 2008 and was released in the UK on the 25th April 2008. It is now available worldwide to buy on DVD.

SPOILER ALERT! : Same thing as I did with "Olympus has Fallen" this review is going to feature lots of spoilers so, if you haven't watched this film and you don't want things to be spoiled then this blog isn't for you. If you have seen the film or your one of those people who don't care about spoilers and want to read on then please do my review may make you end up wanting to watch this film or put you off from watching it entirely.

Basically I'm going to go through this film from the start all the way down to the finishing moments.

This film is 112 minutes (1 hour and 42 minutes)

The film basically is about a young man called 'Peter Bretter' who is played by Jason Segal some of you may know Jason Segal from films like 'The Muppets' and 'Knocked Up'.

Peter is a composer and a likable sad sack who's devastated when his girlfriend of five years, Sarah Marshall (Kristen Bell), the star of a cheesy CSI-style crime show, dumps him.

For days and months he weeps, he rails and he mopes for hours on end. until finally, his step-brother Brian (Bill Hader) suggests that he takes a holiday to put his mind off things, so Peter suggests that he heads for a resort in Hawaii because he planned to go there with Sarah.

He arrives in a nice looking hotel, which is based on a holiday resort with lovely beeches and sun and has an overall atmospheric lovely summer like feel and setting to it and as he's checking in, he sees that Sarah is here with her new boyfriend, Aldous (Russell Brand), who is a polymorphously perverse English rocker.

It is at this point for Peter the weeping and moping starts again, and he's back to square one again.

After not finding any friends or people to talk to Peter takes interest in one of the hotel staff girls called Rachel (Mila Kunis) a thoughtful hotel clerk who he asks out with confidence from his step brother and partner.

Although he constantly runs into Sarah and Aldous, Peter starts to come alive again in Rachael's company and he enjoys hanging out with her, whilst hanging out with her Peter tells Rachael he has a dream of doing a puppet musical about Dracula, obviously with this part of the story I got the joke that Jason Segal was playing on with the fact that he is a puppeteer, so this puppet musical was a good 'pun' if you like.

In the time he has spent on holiday Peter realizes that he doesn't feel any affectionate feeling towards Sarah anymore, but to realize this he messes things up with Rachael and Rachel rejects him because of this, it is then Peter starts to get his life together and his Dracula musical.

He does what he can to get Rachel's attention again. at the end of the film he and Rachel make up and get back together.

It's a simple yet poetic Romantic comedy story line and plot. having said that I love cheap Romantic comedy story lines I think they're great fun, there great for when your stuck in on a Saturday night not knowing what to do.

They're good for a laugh, a good watch, you have your good moments, cringe moments and silly moments as well which in tern is everything a cheap romantic comedy film should have and should set out to accomplish.

I thought that Jason Segal had a really good relationship with both Kristen Bell and Mila Kunis in this film, and how he made Sarah and Rachel different people.

There's moments in the film where Peter is spending time with Rachel and he has a flashback of his time with Sarah and the viewer thinks 'things were so different' and you recognize the differance between the two relationships.

I thought that Mila Kunis did an amazing job in this film as Rachel Jensen.
'Forgetting Sarah Marshall' was Mila's first film breakout since she'd finished acting in 'That 70's show' and she's great at playing normal, larger than life characters but at the same time being very sensitive and down to earth as well.

Some bits in this film were a very boring, the balance wasn't quite right, which was a shame for me.

I found myself only being interested in certain parts that either humored me a little or had something interesting going on.

Rounding things up as a whole, this film isn't brilliant or great it's average at best.

I'm going to give 2 Gold stars to Jason Segal and Mila Kunis.

Overall I give 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall' a 5/10.

Thank you for reading this review, I hope you've found it useful or enjoyable or both.

My next review is going to be Seth McFarlane comedy 'Ted' and that will be posted on Wednesday the 1st May 2013.

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