Forgetting Sarah Marshall

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

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Movie Info

Struggling musician Peter Bretter (Jason Segel) is better-known as the boyfriend of TV star Sarah Marshall (Kristen Bell). After she unceremoniously dumps him, he feels lost and alone but makes a last-ditch bid to get over it by going to Hawaii. However, she and her new boyfriend (Russell Brand) are there in the same hotel.

Cast & Crew

Jason Segel
Peter Bretter
Kristen Bell
Sarah Marshall
Da'Vone McDonald
Dwayne the Bartender
Steve Landesberg
Dr. Rosenbaum
Jason Segel
Screenwriter
Richard Vane
Executive Producer
Rodney Rothman
Executive Producer
Russ T. Alsobrook
Cinematographer
William Kerr
Film Editor
Lyle Workman
Original Music
Jackson De Govia
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Critic Reviews for Forgetting Sarah Marshall

All Critics (186) | Top Critics (45) | Fresh (155) | Rotten (31)

  • Russell Brand is, for once, well cast in the role of vague, vain singer Aldous, who's also the object of obsession for a waiter and aspiring musician in the Hawaiian resort.

    January 24, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Anna Smith

    BBC.com
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    November 17, 2011 | Rating: 3/5
  • Judd Apatow's comedies are always watchable and sometimes hilarious, but with the latest to emerge under his aegis, I have to admit it is getting harder to defend them against the charge of misogyny.

    October 18, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • It's got an engaging cast and enough laughs to compensate for some shortcomings.

    October 18, 2008 | Rating: B-
  • 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.

    October 18, 2008 | Full Review…

    Bob Mondello

    NPR.org
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  • 'Sarah Marshall' remains a film of glorious moments and memorable scenes, lovingly crafted characters and sparkling one-liners.

    April 25, 2008 | Rating: 4/6 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Forgetting Sarah Marshall

  • Mar 06, 2015
    I was going to only give this two and a half stars but then Dracula the Musical.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 28, 2012
    I can't believe I've wasted two hours of my utterly short holiday break to see Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Definitely not my kind of movie.
    Maymay A Super Reviewer
  • Dec 12, 2012
    From Judd Apatow and Jason Segel comes the outrageously hilarious comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall. The story follows Peter Bretter who goes on a Hawaiian vacation in an attempt to get over his break up with famed television star Sarah Marshall, only to find that she's also vacationing there with her new boyfriend. The cast is especially good and includes Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, and Russell Brand, who all deliver excellent performances. In addition, the writing is well done and feels genuine; partially because of how raw and savagely honest the humor is, which really works for the film. However, the directing is a bit weak and not all of the humor works. But despite a few rough edges, Forgetting Sarah Marshall is a wickedly fun romantic comedy that goes all out.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 09, 2012
    This is what happens when all the right people come together to do the right project. Funny and very memorable.
    Joshua W Super Reviewer

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