Forgetting Sarah MarshallWritten by on April 20th, 2008
My apologies for this mere blurb, hope to expand on it shortly:
Much, much more to love
Breaking up is hard to do when you’re wearing nothing but a pout and were just regaling your soon-to-be-ex with a celebratory wang-flapping to welcome her home.
Yes, Forgetting Sarah Marshall is another Apatowian romance, and once again the It producer and his crew have conjured fresh, dirty ways to make rom-com mush tolerable. Jason Segel earns the bulk of the credit here, though, not only starring as Peter, the musician dumped by his titular actress girlfriend (Kristen Bell), but also penning a debut script that doesn’t completely shun genre contrivances but feels believable nonetheless.
More important, it’s funny: Segel’s melancholic, genial Peter out-Everymans Seth Rogen with quips that are quick without seeming crack-fueled, and a supporting cast including Jack McBrayer, Jonah Hill, Bill Hader, Mila Kunis, Paul Rudd, and Russell Brand help ease/exacerbate Peter’s misery when he arrives at a Hawaiian resort to lick his wounds, only to run into Sarah and her new beau.