Forgetting Sarah Marshall

1 h 50 min2008X-RayR
Struggling musician Peter Bretter (Jason Segel) is better-known as the boyfriend of TV star Sarah Marshall (Kristen Bell). After she unceremoniously dumps him, he feels lost and alone but makes a last-ditch bid to get over it by going to Hawaii. However, she and her new boyfriend (Russell Brand) are there in the same hotel.
Nicholas Stoller
Jason SegelMila KunisKristen Bell
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4.7 out of 5 stars

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Donut208Reviewed in the United States on September 27, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
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Purchased even though I own the hardcopy - Mr. Segel's penis should be heard slapping his thighs and SEEN, this digital copy has omitted a large appendage. SUPER WEAK! I am a 51 year old single straight female who, after a run of craptastic / unfulfilling relationships, has consciously been refraining from having any type of relations for over 5 years - As this movie has seemingly espoused - No longer will I get over by getting under nor atop some random. So yeah, my purchase was motivated by the expectations of laughs and seeing a decent size po. I laughed
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S. P.Reviewed in the United States on May 15, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Worst Movie I Have Ever Watched
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This movie is the worst movie I have ever seen. The scrip seems to have been written by an immature 15 year old child high on pot or such. The "humor" was not clever or funny in the least but rather just a string of one crude one-liners meant to force a nervous laugh. The acting was the worst I have ever seen but to be fair to the actors, they had a terrible script and terrible story line. The story line was so juvenile and simple that everything was predictable. There was a lot of flashing of naked parts so I guess this is why teens might be entertained and give this movie more than one star. I thought the movie would never end (I was watching it with friends so was being polite to continue to watch with them until I threw my hands up and announced the I simply could not waste any more of my time). My friends also agreed that it was the worst movie they had ever seen.
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RDDReviewed in the United States on April 1, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Funny, but Unrated Doesn't Add Much
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Nicholas Stoller’s 2008 film “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” follows a script from Jason Segal and was produced by Judd Apatow. It captures the late-2000s humor of Apatow and Segal while also examining the incestuous nature of Hollywood relationships, where everybody knows everyone else and may have at one point dated them.

The story begins with actress Sarah Marshall (Kristen Bell), who appears in a CSI-style show, breaking up with her composer boyfriend, Peter Bretter (Segal). Bretter begins a slow decline into depression until his step-brother, Brian (Bill Hader), convinces him to take a vacation. He goes to Hawaii where he runs into Sarah. Rachel Jansen (Mila Kunis), a hotel receptionist, takes pity on him after Peter discovers that Sarah has been seeing Aldous Snow (Russell Brand), a self-involved singer, since before they were technically broken up. Peter begins working on rediscovering a sense of joy, befriending Jansen and a waiter named Matthew Van Der Wyk (Jonah Hill), who’s a fan of Aldous, a bartender named Dwayne (Da’Vone McDonald), and Chuck/Kunu (Paul Rudd), a surf instructor. He also helps a newlywed couple (Jack McBrayer and Maria Theyer) who struggle through their intimacy issues.

The film epitomizes comedy from this era while Segel’s interest in muppets (his character wants to make a Dracula-themed rock opera with puppets called “A Taste for Love”) is a clear forerunner to his work on “The Muppets” (2011), even singing the Muppet theme at one point. This unrated version includes more of Peter’s efforts to move past Sarah by hooking up, an extended scene with Kristen Wiig as a yoga instructor, and more explicit language. Very little of the story itself is changed, however, so those who enjoy Segal’s humor will find this more of the same.
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Joh N' OhReviewed in the United States on June 21, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
unforgettable underrated
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The movie isnt perfect " hence 4 stars" The cast is absolutely incredible and their roles are all memorable. This romantic comedy starring a seagull, a euro superstar comedian, and two polar opposite looking goddesses is just a fun if not mildly sad story. Cheaters be cheatin'. Seagul man is very underrated and i feel his starring role in this movie is a testament to that. His is charming in the a little too talented of an everyman kind of way, heartbroken and relatable. Kunis does what she does best. Show strong feminine personality of hers . She comes off as capable, stubborn, adventurous and confident in a realistic if not exaggerated way. Brand is what he always is. smooth, hilarious, and eccentric. hes just being a version of himself and i love it. Kristen bell.... i might be bias here as shes probably my favorite actress of the last 10 years regardless of her movies usually not being box office smashes and her roles typically being cliche. Something about her is intoxicating, even this role of a wannabe movie star who leaves her trusting and loving boyfriend for a super slick russel brand somehow doesnt come off that bad. She really is the bad guy here and i still love her. She garners empathy regardless of her actions.

Watch it, love it, rewatch it! also enjoy the supporting cast as they are all great!
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joel wingReviewed in the United States on April 8, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
1 of a number of 2000s movies that puts male at center of Rom-Com
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Forgetting Sarah Marshall was similar to a number of movies that came out in the 2000s like I Love You Man, Knocked Up, and others that featured male characters dealing with relationships. This one featured Jason Segel who gets dumped by his TV star girlfriend Kristen Bell who starts seeing Rockstar Russell Brand and then meets Mila Kunis. The cast has some other familiar faces that were in these movies including Paul Rudd and Jonah Hill. The story focuses more on the romance rather than the comedy although there are funny parts like Segel crying like a baby in his hotel room or crying like a baby after he stabs a pig for a BBQ. There are other scenes that flopped with the laughs. Brand as a rock star actually shines the brightest in the cast. Overall, Forgetting Sarah Marshall good but not as good as some of its contemporaries.
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John gReviewed in the United States on May 24, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
COULD be Step Brothers funny without Segal trying to sing/play constantly
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This would have been funny if Jason Segal wasn't trying too hard to convince us he's a talented musician. Likewise on HIMYM, he's constantly showing us he has a VERY cursory ability to play piano and drums while sing/talking. To make it worse...hottest female on the planet Mila Kunis has the WORST fake laugh of any voice/actress in hostory. You hear it in Ted when that vapid moron Marky Mark is on top of her and they find the Flash Gordon ray gun and she does that horrible fake giggle proving how little chemistry they had. She does is again while moron giant is playing his horrible song at that bar and she's the only one laughing. Ruins the movie, more Kristen Bell (2nd hottest female ever) and Russel Brand and especially Jonah Hill being so over eager and making everything he is in funnier. Should be better.....Jason Segal isn't very funny.....I Love You Man was 10x better even though Paul Rudd has the line delivery of a drunk Jimmy Fallon...or just...Jimmy Fallon
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TBoneTheOriginalReviewed in the United States on June 22, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Code expired!
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I love this movie, but the digital code that came with it exited in 2012. Here’s hoping Universal gets back with me and provides a new code. If they do, it’s an instant 5 stars.

Update 6/25/19: I reached out to Universal, and while they couldn't give me a code for this movie, they did offer me a code for one of dozens of other movies... and I got E.T. The Extra Terrestrial. So if you just contact them, you'll get something for it. In the meantime, I consider that to be good customer service and I've updated my review to 5 stars.
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NicodemusReviewed in the United States on December 7, 2014
2.0 out of 5 stars
This movie was pretty bad
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Honestly, this movie was pretty bad, but I reserve a 1 star rating for movies that are truly grating and actively aggravate me. This movie was close to that, and I might have given it 1.5 stars if that were possible. This movie was really bad, and there just wasn't much there. The bits and scenes were inane, and I barely cared about the overarching plot. It was too improv-ish, and I hate to say bad things about the guy who conceived the whole thing, but I think Jason Segel's lack of energy may have killed this film. He had a drowsy energy, or lack thereof, and I think it let the air out of the tires of this movie. It didn't sustain the whole energy of the storyline.

The supporting cast ranged from mediocre to admirable, but still it wasn't enough to save this movie. The whole bit with Jonah Hill was lame, and far too one-dimensional. It was a repetitious gag that had no punch whatsoever. Too bad, because Jonah Hill on his own is one of the best natural comedians in the business. I actually found myself saying "was that supposed to be funny?" at Jonah Hill, which is something I don't usually do. The Dracula musical was actually pretty rad, but it was just one tiny element of the movie. They should make a live-action movie or play of that-oddly enough, that was actually really good. Rest of the movie sucked.
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