Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)



Critic Consensus: With ample laughs and sharp performances, Forgetting Sarah Marshall finds just the right mix of romantic and raunchy comedy.

Movie Info

Peter Bretter has spent six years idolizing his girlfriend, television star Sarah Marshall. He's the guy left holding her purse in paparazzi photos and accidentally omitted from acceptance award speeches. But his world is rocked when she dumps him and Peter finds himself alone. After an unsuccessful bout of womanizing and an on-the-job nervous breakdown, he sees that not having Sarah may just ruin his life. To clear his head, Peter takes an impulsive trip to Oahu, where he is confronted by his … More

Rating: R (for sexual content, language and some graphic nudity)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Directed By: ,
Written By: Jason Segel, Judd Apatow
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 5, 2008
Box Office: $62.9M
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as Himself

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as Ann at the Bar

as Leslie

as Gag Me Girl

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Critic Reviews for Forgetting Sarah Marshall

All Critics (178) | Top Critics (43)

It's got an engaging cast and enough laughs to compensate for some shortcomings.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic

With pratfalls, yucks, a crying jag, and what is starting to seem like the requisite flash of nudity, Jason Segel becomes this year's adorably hapless movie schlub.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Top Critic

Forgetting Sarah Marshall does fall under the Apatow umbrella, but writer and star Jason Segel is the real creative force here, creating a fresh, funny script.

Full Review… | October 14, 2012

So easy to relate to, but it's the film's unpredictable nature, great characters and hilarious script that makes it the comedy of the year.

Full Review… | August 29, 2012
Lyles' Movie Files

An execrable movie that's incredibly uninspired.

Full Review… | July 14, 2011
Digital Spy

If you go into this one with reasonable expectations, you should have a very, very good time at the theater.

Full Review… | July 6, 2010
Dark Horizons

Audience Reviews for Forgetting Sarah Marshall


Cute, funny movie. Jason segal and Mila Kunis did a wonderful job. Russell Brand is hilarious. Full of fun romantic comedy cliches but well worth the 2 hours.

John Manard

Super Reviewer

This is what happens when all the right people come together to do the right project. Funny and very memorable.

Joshua Wilburn
Joshua Wilburn

Super Reviewer



Sarah Marshall is one of those Apatow comedies that puts Slot A into Slot B and doesn't try to do much more than that. As a romantic comedy it sometimes relies on too many ideas from other films that share the same plot elements. Jason Segel also wrote the screenplay for the film, I think he is a hilariously funny guy but his character Peter, although likable and often funny is similar to Seth Rogen in Knocked Up and Jonah Hill in the Marshall spin off; Get Him to the Greek. As far as rom com's are concerned it's unoriginal but holds tightly together with raunchy humour that doesn't change it's tone but makes it even funnier. Full of charm and sharp performances, it's not an Apatow breakthrough like Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Knocked Up or Step Brothers it's very watchable and highly enjoyable.

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