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The comedic chemistry between Jonah Hill and Russell Brand was well established with 2008's Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Brand revives his debauched rock star role naturally, some would say lazily. The film sort of stumbles from set piece to set piece, which would be bad if it weren't so funny.
My two favorite things about the film were Sean Combs comic abilities, which are very on point. He can deliver hilarious lines while keeping a straight face, which suits his persona. Diddy, along with many other rappers, don't mind joking as long as they can still be taken seriously. The other plus came from the songs that Brand's character sings, which were appropriately larger-than-life Oasis type anthems. Catchy, with idiotically metaphoric lyrics.
An exercise in teen movie mediocrity, defanged, declawed, and glamorized so it could achieve a PG-13 rating and attract more people to the theater. It's minute redemption comes in a few small, but spirited performances. Believe me, read the book instead.