Friday, May 9, 2008

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

The ads for this movie claim that it is "from the guys who brought you 'The 40-Year-Old Virgin' and 'Knocked Up'". If only that were true. Unfortunately, the only connections appear to be that the writer had a small acting role in ‘Knocked Up’, and the director wrote a few episodes of an early Judd Apatow TV series. Meanwhile Apatow - the writer, director and creative force behind those two earlier films - is only the producer here.

All three of these gentlemen should stick with what they know.

‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’ has none of the charm or wit of a Judd Apatow comedy. The characters range from the unlikable to the despicable, the story is banal, and what passes for humour amounts to "Hey, look at the funny naked man!"

The only ray of sunshine though the whole unbearable experience was Mila Kunis from ‘That 70s Show’. For her, I’ll give it half a star. The rest I’d just as soon forget.

(And... Murray loved it. I swear he's getting a sneak peek at my reviews just so he can be contrary.)

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