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Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

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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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18 April 2008 (USA)  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

AUD 1,827,211 (Australia) (20 April 2008)

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$63,172,463 (USA)
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Aldous Snow is a member of the band Infant Sorrow. This is the title of a William Blake poem in the anthology "Songs of Innocence and Experience". It is a counterpoint to the poem "Infant Joy". See more »

Goofs

When Peter is talking to his stepbrother in the kitchen, (before he goes to Hawaii) the cereal in the container on top of the refrigerator changes position several times as does the container after Peter talks about Sarah giving it to him. See more »

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Surfing Instructor: Aloha, man. My name's Koonu.
Peter Bretter: I know, we met duing the surf lesson!
Surfing Instructor: Oh right, you're that guy who works for Kaiser Permanente!
Peter Bretter: No, I'm Peter! We had a really nice talk out on the water!
Surfing Instructor: Oh.
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Surfing Instructor: Coooool.
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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 »

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One Groove
Written by Frank Keone Catian, Christopher Sani Lavatai, Jose Infiel Dangtayan Jr., Kristoffer Kanoho
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Courtesy of CommonGround Records
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Same Apatow clan, slightly different take.
7 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film was shown at my university tonight and Stoller was there for a Q&A after the screening. The film was the typical Apatow romp that we have seen as of late (Superbad, Knocked up, etc.). There was the usual crude and creative humor as well inappropriate sexuality to make another great Apatow team production. People should not come in with the expectation that this is another romantic comedy reincarnation of "Knocked Up". This is more of a typical and organic romantic comedy. The heavy emotional weight and issues in "Knocked up" are not present in "Forgetting Sarah Marshall". The casting and comedic pacing was done very well and though it may not be a cinematic heavy hitter, it was very good for a directing debut and it was what movies all strive to be, entertaining.


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