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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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The ultimate romantic disaster movie See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

18 April 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Askzede  »

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Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The state fish of Hawaii is truly the Humuhumunukunukuapua'a, as stated in the movie. See more »


When Peter is checking into the luxury hotel and standing behind the newlyweds, the bride's arm alternates between being wrapped around her husband's waist and around his neck, cupping his ear. See more »


Rachel Jansen: [on the phone] Peter
Peter Bretter: Sarah?
Rachel Jansen: No, Rachel Jansen from the front desk whats going on up there, we're getting calls about a woman crying hysterically
Peter Bretter: Yeah, y'know,I hear it too, it sounds like she's having a tough time, I think its coming from the floor above me
Rachel Jansen: You're on the top floor.
Peter Bretter: I'll try to keep it down.
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Crazy Credits

Shortly after the end credits start, there is an advertisement for Sarah Marshall's new NBC crime drama, "Animal Instincts" in which her costar is Jason Bateman. See more »


References 50 First Dates (2004) See more »


Mai Ha'i Ia Ha'i
Written by Robert Cazimero
Performed by The Brothers Cazimero
Courtesy of Mountain Apple Company Hawaii
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Apatow's Crew Sets the Comedy Bar for Hollywood
27 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm going to be honest, walking into the advanced screening tonight I was expecting an overly chick flicky somewhat dull comedy. What I got instead was a pretty hilarious movie with just the right amount of romance and a whole lot of vulgar comedy also. I can honestly say this is the funniest movie of 2008 so far. The entire Judd Apatow crew has overall had about 4 or five great comedies in the last 3 years, putting them up with all the other great comedy film makers since 2005. This movie makes me feel like I can now trust any movie they make most the time. When this movie hits theatres in April, GO SEE IT. I promise you won't find a funnier movie out any time soon.

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