Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) - Rotten Tomatoes

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 worst nightmare: his ex and her tragically hip new British-rocker boyfriend, Aldous, are sharing his hotel. But, as he torments himself with the reality of Sarah's new life, he finds relief in a flirtation with Rachel, a beautiful resort employee whose laid-back approach tempts him to rejoin the world. He also finds relief in several hundred embarrassing, fruity cocktails.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
Universal Pictures - Official Site


Jason Segel
as Peter Bretter
Kristen Bell
as Sarah Marshall
Mila Kunis
as Rachel Jansen
Russell Brand
as Aldous Snow
Bill Hader
as Brian Bretter
Liz Cackowski
as Liz Bretter
Davone McDonald
as Dwayne the Bartender
Steve Landesberg
as Dr. Rosenbaum
Jonah Hill
as Matthew the Waiter
Paul Rudd
as Chuck
Kalani Robb
as Helpful Hawaiian Wai...
Francesca DeBlanco
as Hostess at Buffet
Billy Bush
as Himself
William Baldwin
as Det. Hunter Rush
Jason Bateman
as Detective on 'Animal...
Trula M. Marcus
as Lawyer on "Crime Sce...
Kirk Fox
as Mixer
June Diane Raphael
as Ann at the Bar
Carla Gallo
as Gag Me Girl
Murray Miller
as Photographer
Cynthia Lamontagne
as Female Bartender
Peter Salett
as Keyboard Player
Gedde Watanabe
as Hotel Manager
Mervyn Lilo
as Fire Dancer
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News & Interviews for Forgetting Sarah Marshall

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


The perfect example of a clever comedy that made me laugh more in a silent way (on the inside) than out loud, while I was gradually pulled into the story by how touching it actually is, with a deeply honest narrative and a homogeneously great cast.

Carlos Magalh„es

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

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