Friday, June 4, 2010


Starring: Jonah Hill, Russell Brand and Sean Combs

Story: Aaron Green gets things done. The ambitious 23-year-old has exaggerated his way into a dream job just in time for a career-making assignment. His mission: Fly to London and escort a rock god to L.A.'s Greek Theatre for the first-stop on a $100-million tour. His warning: Turn your back on him at your own peril. (Universal Pictures)

Rated: R for strong sexual content and drug use throughout, and pervasive language

Bottom Line: The script lags from time-to-time but it still remains a sex, drug and rock-n-roll fueled, heavy R-rated laugh riot of wit, wisdom and raunch…with a little heartfelt camaraderie thrown in for good measure. If you can appreciate movies like THE 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN, KNOCKED UP, THE HANGOVER and FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL (since that’s where this movie’s main character, Aldous Snow, is derived from) – then you’ll happily rock out with GET HIM TO THE GREEK.

On DVD/Blu-ray next Tuesday (6/8):
SHUTTER ISLAND with Leonardo DiCaprio B
FROM PARIS WITH LOVE with John Travolta C


Patrick Lagreid said...

Saw it the other night and to say the script lags seems like an understatement. I really wanted to like this one, but between the underlying premise of getting him to the Greek seeming to be forgotten every so often, to a lack-luster Jonah Keri, and what was hyped up to be a great performance from Diddy falling flat, I wish I would have saved this one for a Redbox night.

Patrick Lagreid said...

Should have said Jonah Hill...Jonah Keri's a baseball writer. Easy to get the two confused.