If you see new hit “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” you might choke on your popcorn from laughing and definitely will get much more than you paid for.
Right off the bat you are hit with awkward crying, some vulgar humor and full-frontal male nudity. Jason Segal, an actor in “How I Met Your Mother,” wrote the script and stars in this roaring comedy.
“Forgetting Sarah Marshall” ranks with other hilarious favorites such as “Superbad” and “Knocked Up,” but leaves out the heavily implied morals.
The story line is simple: Segal’s character Peter is a lazy music composer whose pride and joy in life is his long-time girlfriend and TV star Sarah Marshall (Kristen Bell of “Veronica Mars”). Sarah dumps Peter because she has met someone else and leaves him to wallow in the misery of his broken heart. He resorts to drinking copious amounts of alcohol and sleeping with random women to get over Sarah, but has no luck.
With the encouragement of his awkward, but married stepbrother, (Bill Hader of “Saturday Night Live”) Peter flies off to Oahu, Hawaii, three weeks after the breakup, to take his mind off Sarah.
It takes no time until the one person Peter is trying to avoid is one of the first people he sees upon arriving—Sarah. And to top it all off, she’s there with her new beau, the notoriously promiscuous hit Brit singer Aldous Snow (Russell Brand).
The whirlwind of pee-your-pants twists starts right away as they cross paths, and it continues while Peter attempts to pursue resort employee Rachel (Mila Kunis of “That 70’s Show”).
The comedy veterans that make up the cast of characters we meet throughout the movie are what really give this film its gusto. Islanders Paul Rudd, of “The 40 Year Old Virgin,” and Jonah Hill of “Superbad,” along with hotel guest Jack McBrayer (featured in the Mariah Carey “Touch my body” music video), add to the madness and laughs.
Aside from the entertaining, yet anti-climactic ending, this movie is one to see for the scene in which the four main characters end up at the same table and are forced to interact.
The movie is rated “R” for language, sexual content and some graphic nudity. It is definitely not one to see with the family, but one to see for sure.
•Four out of five stars.