Get Him to the Greek (2010)

Rated: R for strong sexual content and drug use throughout, and pervasive language.
Length: 109 minutes
Grade: DNF
Budget: $40 million
Box Office: $105 million (61 U.S., 30 Intl., 14 DVD)

Written and Directed by: Nicholas Stoller (Yes Man, Fun with Dick and Jane, Forgetting Sarah Marshall), with additional writing by Jason Segel (Forgetting Sarah Marshall)
Starring: Jonah Hill, Russell Brand, and Rose Byrne.
With: Mario Lopez, Pink, Kurd Loder, Christina Aguilera, Sean “P Diddy” Combs, and Elisabeth Moss.

A mid-level flunkie at a record company must transport a debauched rock star from London to a special anniversary concert.

No, no, no, no. I know, you already thought that a movie by the people who made Forgetting Sarah Marshall and starring Russell Brand and Jonah Hill was likely to be unfunny and horribly vulgar. Well, you’re 2 for 2. I think we managed to endure about 17 minutes of this, mostly on the absurdly irrational hope that somewhere underneath all the filth there might be a brilliant satire a la Spinal Tap. Alas, although there were hints of self-loathing from music industry big-names, there was certainly not enough entertainment value here to justify watching it even if it hadn’t been so deep into the R-rated category. But since it was, this was an easy abandon.

Overall Grade: DNF
As in Do Not Flush your money down the drain by renting this movie.

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