Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

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

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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.
Rating: R (for sexual content, language and some graphic nudity)
Genre: Comedy , Romance
Directed By: Nick Stoller , Nicholas Stoller
Written By: Jason Segel , Judd Apatow
In Theaters: wide
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Cast

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 Waiter
Francesca DeBlanco
as Hostess at Buffet
Billy Bush
as Himself
William Baldwin
as Det. Hunter Rush
Jason Bateman
as Detective on 'Animal Instincts'
Trula M. Marcus
as Lawyer on "Crime Scene"
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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Critic Reviews for Forgetting Sarah Marshall

All Critics (178) | Top Critics (44)

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Full Review… | November 16, 2011
Time Out
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Full Review… | October 23, 2008
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | October 17, 2008
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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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 17, 2008
NPR.org
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | April 24, 2008
Time Out
Top Critic

Jason Segel has what Nicolas Cage and Gene Wilder and a precious handful of other witty actors have: The ability to make egregious humiliation and painful neediness a source of limitless mirth.

Full Review… | April 18, 2008
Chicago Tribune
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Audience Reviews for Forgetting Sarah Marshall

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 Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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

Joshua Wilburn
Joshua Wilburn

[img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] 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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