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Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  18 April 2008 (USA)
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Devastated Peter takes a Hawaiian vacation in order to deal with the recent break-up with his TV star girlfriend, Sarah. Little does he know, Sarah's traveling to the same resort as her ex - and she's bringing along her new boyfriend.

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Peter is a composer and a likable sad sack who's devastated when his girlfriend of five years, Sarah Marshall, the star of a cheesy CSI-style crime show, dumps him. He weeps, he rails, he mopes. Finally, his step-brother Brian suggests Hawaii, so Peter heads for a resort on Oahu where, as he's checking in, he sees Sarah and her new beau, Aldous, a polymorphously perverse English rocker. The weeping and moping start again, until Peter is rescued by Rachel, a thoughtful hotel clerk who invites him to a luau and to hang out. Although he constantly runs into Sarah and Aldous, Peter starts to come alive again. Will Sarah realize what she's lost, and what about Rachel? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for sexual content, language and some graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$17,725,330 (USA) (18 April 2008)

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$62,877,175 (USA) (4 July 2008)
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Trivia

The T-Shirt that promotes "Norman's Rare Guitars", worn by Jason Segel's songwriter character in many Hawaiian scenes, is from a real store frequented by rock stars and musicians in Tarzana, California. See more »

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In the scene where Peter is relocated to the room next to Sarah and Alduous, a hand and side of the camera are visible in the reflection on the right side patio door. See more »

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Sarah Marshall: [Peter can't perform in bed] What's wrong with you?
Peter Bretter: Nothing is *wrong* with me.
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Peter Bretter: Just something doesn't feel right.
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Peter Bretter: Excuse me. No, I haven't had anything to drink today. Maybe the problem is that you broke my heart into a million pieces and so my cock doesn't want to be around you anymore! Okay? EVER! Because you know what I just realized? You're the goddamn devil!
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Crazy Credits

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Fun Movie!
11 April 2008 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

I'm not a big fan of Judd Apatow and his recent crop of movies.

That said, I got to see "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" April 11 at a preview screening with some friends, and I was impressed. It's a joke movie, but it has a story that pulls you along, and the jokes are outrageously funny. I nearly died laughing. It doesn't try to push the envelope of "How immature and disgusting can we be?", which was what I have come to expect from these sorts of movies. It's just funny actors doing a great job of telling a good story that most adults will relate to in some way. It's honest fun, and I wish there were more comedies like this coming out.

All my friends enjoyed the film, too (aged 20-27). It's a good date movie, though certainly NOT one for the kids or younger teenagers.


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