“ If the cliché "sex, drugs and rock 'n roll" has seemed obscured or irrelevant the last thirty years, it is no longer.
“ But no, "Greek" was a ridiculously funny movie and as much as it kills me to admit it, Reader, I really really enjoyed it.
“ It has its strengths, such as catchy songs parodying rock and roll excess, and a plethora of bizarre cameos, including economist Paul Krugman, but the film's humor is ruined by too many dull moments.
“ The surprise performance comes from Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs as the intense record exec.
“ I still find it enjoyable.
“ Dreary,lame,rubbish .
“ And so does this unruly movie succeed, just barely, in entertaining you -- if gross-out parties and sex and such are your thing.
“ It was a boring plot.
“ I saw it out of boredom...
“ He is met with the rousing applause
of just a few hundred fans.
“ Get him to the Greek was a very entertaining film with many laughs.
“ It just seemed like a weird mix of "boring road trip" meets "Vh1's Behind the Music".
“ Lame, uneventful, sexist, degrading, boring movie .
“ Russell Brand is alternately on target and empty as the rock star, which I think is positive because normally annoys me and that he can actually act (in fits and starts) surprised me.
“ Worried about slumping record sales and a label-head (the surprisingly entertaining Sean "Diddy" Combs) looking for "the next thing", intern Aaron Green (Hill) suggests the company return to its rock roots and sponsor a gig at the Greek theatre in L.
“ I highly recommend it.
“ Equally a tedious official finish at the inevitably successful concert is vastly inferior to a quite witty alternative .
“ This was a huge waste of time and real disappointment for "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" fans.
“The music is quite good, too, being peppered with songs in the same vein as Snow's videos in Sarah Marshall, ie. effective and enjoyable spoofs of their particular genres, with lyrics which are just overstated enough to be effective parodies of something which you would often think couldn't be parodied.
“ Brand is a very talented man - he sings well, has an engaging screen presence, and knows how to use his face and body to excellent dramatic and comedic effect.
“ Get Him to the Greek is a very lighthearted and entertaining comedy that I soon hope to own on DVD.
“ No real plot, no real likable characters...
“ There are the formulaic moments, when we realize Aldous's arc involves reconciling with his girlfriend (Rose Byrne) who is sleeping with Lars Ulrich (playing himself), and that he necessarily must get off the drugs.
“ Brand and Hill, however, make an engaging duo no matter what.
“ Touching, entertaining, this movie is not just a comedy with great cameos.
“ Crazy parties including absinthe consumption, ugly sex, and unexpected detours begin.
“ But what makes Hill's performance truly funny is that while he is in essence a nebbish, a victim, a barf-coated ill-looking cannonball of a man he nonetheless retains a really kind of compelling dignity and oddly endearing self-confidence.
“To sum this all up, I would just simple state that it is a great, entertaining, and interesting film.
“ Comedian Brand actually plays Snow with unexpected dignity in this film.
“ It even sort of started to take on an agenda as the issue of Aldous's drug use became more and more of a problem for Aaron, but the movie ended with a bang and was overall a really enjoyable experience.
“ I've recently watched and reviewed actor Jonah Hill's directorial debut in his coming of age skatepark drama "mid90s" which impressed me, so I wanted to check out his other work.
“ Jonah Hill's character is also morphed and expanded from that earlier movie and also very enjoyable as the nerdy intern caught between hero worship and trying to do his job.
“ I found so many of the performances clever and the characters engaging that I did not want the movie to finish.
“ Worth watching on cable.
“ I found it to be very unfunny and quite boring.
“ The comedy unfolds methodically in the beginning, dishing out the laughs at a slow boil.
“While Jonah Hill and Russel Brand are the stars of the movie, the supporting cast is also very entertaining and funny.
“ But let's assume that it's different, this falls into the more predictable comedies.
“ While i'm all for goofy Apatow comedies and the like, I wouldn't want anyone to waste their time on this one.
“ I mean this movies layout is very intriguing because it has a documentary style feel to it to a certain extent and it is very realistic in certain spoof tabloid scenes.
“The story flies by from one hilarious incident to the next and the resolutions of various comedic situations are largely unpredictable, which keeps the audience hooked.
“ I cannot understand how anyone didn't enjoy this movie - it was the funniest thing I have seen in years, and I am very hard to please when it comes to comedy films - most of them are juvenile, corny and repetitive - not this one, some people on here need to get their heads out of their backsides.
“ They were right, It was surprisingly very funny and entertaining.
“ The one complaint I did have is the last 20 minutes or so, which goes on for way too long and gets too sappy.
“ Green is sent to London to collect him, packing an adrenaline shot and instructions to do whatever it takes to get the slippery, deluded, hard-partying rock god to L.
“ Diddy save the movie from boredom, and the issue of doing what one loves gets some play both from rocker Snow and operative Aaron, whose medical intern girlfriend Daphne (Elisabeth Moss) wants to move for a residency to Seattle.
“ Your opinion is pointless for the people that actually DO like these movies.
“ What I cannot accept is the total lazy confusion of what happens around them.
“even though I am not sure whether he was acting or if he was laughing at his public image; Rose Byrne shows credibility and good presence in her character of model/singer/muse; and Elizabeth Moss does not have too much material to work with in her role of Hill's character's girlfriend, whose sub-plot makes the movie to extend a bit more than unnecessary, with some moments which feel a bit boring.
“ Russell Brand is bland.
“Deliberately British Russell Brand (known to American audiences since FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL, 2008, and his devilish standup special RUSSELL BRAND IN NEW YORK CITY, 2009) is fierce, a pacing animal, twitching and gyrating and lip-licking in low-slung trousers; Jonah Hill was the charging beast when he was let loose in SUPERBAD - here Brand pummels him with salacious energy; it's the exact relationship Aldous shares with Aaron Green - slipping him mickeys, loose women, injecting him with adrenaline, and eventually convincing Green to patch up his shaky relationship with his girl (Elisabeth Moss) by having a threesome with them.
“" The whole bit with Snow and his father is pointless (it's neither funny nor do they re-examine that relationship).
“ There is also a scene within that of an adrenaline shot which compared to the heart stopping nervousness of Pulp Fictions' certainly isn't the counterpart.
“ After this intense night of partying and missing about 4 flights, he finally gets him on to the plane and he can finally relax, mission accomplished.
“The Plot with capital P was so interesting and so stupid together mixed with lots of fun and black Brits humor entertaining educational and meaningfully as far as it gets people trust me there's no such plot that has all the things that folks looking for in a movie on this earth.
“But although the movie does not cause viewers to reflect on larger societal issues, (and is less successful the few times it does try this) as a light-hearted, entertaining film it is highly effective.
“The music is uniformly bad, many scenes are superfluous and boring, and the clichés about a rock n roll lifestyle choke the life out of the story.
“ I believe it was a decent movie worth going and renting but nothing else, it was to boring be considered a movie I can watch each week or month.
“ The yin/yang chemistry between Russell Brand as a druggie rock star and Jonah Hill is believable and entertaining, and aside from the typical awkward nonslapstick scenes from writer Judd Apatow, the movie generally works.
“ What I've been dazzled about was though the Aldous Snow character which is so great written and played in such a wonderful manner by Russell Brand offering a visual entertaining face of the iconic rockstar that has everything a guy would want.
“ Those who are willing to tolerate this brand of humour will find this to be a most enjoyable comedy and the end will resonate with them because of its rather sweet message, speaking about personal potential, leaving it as a warm and funny film, no matter how crude it may appear on the surface.
“ The lowest film (and it is a very low, so low I pretend it doesn't exist), bearing his name is the abominable "Year One," a film that Dani and I walked out of 20 minutes in.
“ Russell Brand does dress like that, his mother does push food instead of love (though he doesn't live with her), he did try boxing his estranged father as some kind of creepy Oedipal christening, he was a heroin addict that made many trades in Camden Town through kissing the beads from the dealer, and his methods of transportation for his narcotics is the same as the one excruciatingly drawn out in the film, and I'm sure he had many similar scandalous relations with women and men similar to as seen in the film.
“ Some reviewers have lauded Sean Combs' foul-mouthed music promoter as deft casting, but in my opinion, he comes off looking self-indulgent.
“ In the end when he finally got to the concert, I thought it would be over, but no, they had to prolong it another little bit to extend the bore.
“so many scenes made me feel bored out.
“), drawing broad strokes about the self-indulgent nature of washed-up celebrities in a cutthroat industry.
“ genre: slapstick, sappy comedy which takes you nowhere but boredom .
“ To start, I didn't want to see this movie, but some friends dragged me to it.
“ An Unexpected Comic Pairing Brings Laughs and Surprising Resonance to an Apatow Factory Farce .
“ Then again, his script is so heavy with missed opportunity that frustration and boredom may produce the identical effect.
“ They just seem like a waste of time and production money that could be used for bigger and better things.
“ This group of guys in high school that must have been total nobodies, must have gotten together and thought of scripts for all these movies brain storming on the raunchiest, most sexist, degrading, cliché, nasty crap without ANY substance what so ever!
“ It's got its funny moments, and Brand is still himself a pretty droll fellow, but the story is very repetitive.
“ Problems like these are excusable against the funny and entertaining backdrop of this film.
“ This movie is a disgrace and a waste of time.
“ Sean Combs perhaps played the most hilarious role in the film as intense studio head "Sergio", and was responsible for many of the most memorable lines of the film, giving a performance described by Brand to be "his comedy equal".
“ sadly just like Judd Apatow recent flicks this also goes out over the top in-between and does things in the end, just to make it more genuine which is sad because when the purpose of Russell band and Jonah Hall is to have fun why to over bored us with friendship and care dilemma.
“At nearly two hours it does stretch its limited concept to breaking point, and seems to have about fifty separate endings as a result, but this is a fun, engaging watch for entertainment purposes.
“But the more the movie progresses, the more it loses its comical aspect, the gags fall flat and become more and more rare, making room for very boring, satirical melodramatic episodes on the music industry and the life of an artist.
“ CON(s) >> Uninteresting storyline.
“ The best role comes from Rose Byrne who unfortunately only spends about 15 minutes on screen, the interactions between her and Brand's character as the highlight of the movie and it probably would've been 10x more entertaining had they just focused the film strictly on the relationship of those two odd characters.
“ Brand completely stole "Sarah Marshall" from his cast mates, including Kirsten Bell, who played the title role and shows up in an unexpected cameo.
“ >> The constant party/drugs scenes that were made to cover up for the uninteresting storyline.
“ Rose Byrne is like never before, she is Nasty with Capital N, who knew that sweet looking girl like Rose Byrne can say and do nasty thing like that.. It was just Mind Boggling.
“ All in all, a waste of time and money to anyone outside the 13-25 demographic.
“ However the plot is stretched and repetitive.
“ Because even though I found it be very humorous,the film does have a little bit of a dull in plot.
“ My Friends Liked It, I Was Bored .
“ It was all unfunny jokes and dragged out ad nausea.
“The movie is really enjoyable and hilarious.
“ Why do I feel strangely empty?
“ I might be negative but this was one of the worst movies i've ever seen.
“ What we have here is a cute, funny, enjoyable attempt and a film worth seeing at least once, but overall it is repetitive and unoriginal.
“ Beyond that every stereotype, writing by numbers, and cliché supporting cast that you could ever have hallucinated about in your worst nightmares appears here.
“ Like with the more serious scenes in Forgetting Sarah Marshall – also directed by Stoller, and the movie to which this is sort of a sequel – the scene seems pointless and jarring.
“ As a spin-off of Forgetting Sarah Marshall, the movie uses many of the same characters, even if some of them appear only briefly, and the story focuses on one of the most interesting and entertaining of those characters, Aldous Snow (Russell Brand).
“And as you clip along into the third act.. Snow finds his "rock and roll life" empty.. And what was with putting Rose Byrne in the movie?
“ Regardless, while the movie opens up in a promising way, with an almost funny mock music video of Brand's character entitled African Child--the movie seems thrown together, unbelievable and unoriginal, (for example, the over the top mock music video of Brand's pop singer ex-lover has been done before exactly in "Music and Lyrics"), and it was overall far too long and just not funny to me, my friends, and apparently the entire theatre, judging from the awkward silence.
“ A shame, because Moss, who proved to be the best thing in the dull Did You Hear about the Morgans?