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Aro Recommended Forgetting Sarah Marshall

 

USA 2008, 111 minutes
Dir. Nicholas Stoller
Genres: Comedy / Romance

 

Aroview: A heartbroken musician takes a Hawaiian holiday in an attempt to get over his TV star ex-girlfriend, only to have her show up at the same resort with her super-cool new rocker boyfriend in tow.

Devised by the writers of THE 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN and KNOCKED UP and featuring some familiar faces in cameo roles (Renegade's sidekick, anyone?), this once again tests the mainstream taste for taboo - including much-discussed scenes of full-frontal male nudity - but generally takes a more mature approach to relationship woes, finding a happy medium between heartfelt romance and the comedy of vulnerability. English comic Russell Brand effortlessly steals scenes as a narcissistic rockstar, in spite of the stereotype and patronising Anglo novelty factor, while Paul Rudd again shows off his comic smarts playing a lunk-headed surfer. At the film's core, however, is Jason Segel, wearing his heart on his dorky sleeve, wresting the embarrassing everyman belt from Seth Rogen and injecting genuine charm into a role that could've easily derailed into implausible silliness.

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