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Writer (WGA):
Jason Segel (written by)
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Release Date:
18 April 2008 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
From the guys who brought you "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" and "Knocked Up" See more »
Plot:
Devastated Peter takes a Hawaii vacation in order to deal with 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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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2 wins & 10 nominations See more »
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Surprise Solid Comedy See more (313 total) »

Cast

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Jason Segel ... Peter Bretter

Kristen Bell ... Sarah Marshall

Mila Kunis ... Rachel Jansen

Russell Brand ... Aldous Snow

Bill Hader ... Brian Bretter
Liz Cackowski ... Liz Bretter

Maria Thayer ... Wyoma

Jack McBrayer ... Darald

Taylor Wily ... Kemo

Da'Vone McDonald ... Dwayne the Bartender

Steve Landesberg ... Dr. Rosenbaum

Jonah Hill ... Matthew the Waiter

Paul Rudd ... Chuck

Kala Alexander ... Greg
Kalani Robb ... Helpful Hawaiian Waiter
Francesca DelBanco ... Hostess at Buffet

Branscombe Richmond ... Keoki

Billy Bush ... Himself

William Baldwin ... Detective Hunter Rush

Jason Bateman ... Animal Instincts Detective

Peter Lewis ... Suspect on 'Animal Instincts' (as Peter Gray Lewis)
Trula M. Marcus ... Lawyer on 'Crime Scene' (as Trula Marcus)

Kirk Fox ... Mixer

June Diane Raphael ... Ann at the Bar (as June Raphael)

Ahna O'Reilly ... Leslie

Tanisha Harper ... Model

Carla Gallo ... Gag Me Girl
Murray Miller ... Photographer

Cynthia Lamontagne ... Female Bartender
Max Alexander ... Big Dracula Head (as Maxwell Alexander)
Kris Fitzgerald ... Man who Proposes

Brittany Ross ... Screaming Girlfriend
Kaleo ... Singer in Band (as Joe 'Kaleo' Kelii)
Peter Salett ... Keyboard Player

Gedde Watanabe ... Hotel Manager
Allan Jeff Ho ... Male Bar Patron
Chaunnel Salmon ... Female Bar Patron
Mervyn Lilo ... Fire Dancer
Philip Matila ... Luau Band Leader
Danielle Prem ... Hula Dancer
Tehina-Mai K. Mataele ... Hula Dancer
Agnes Matila ... Hula Dancer

Genny Wilson ... Engaged Luau Woman

Scott Francis Russell ... Engaged Luau Man

Kristen Wiig ... Yoga Instructor
Luis Accinelli ... Mr. Lopez

Carla Alapont ... Spanish Sex Girl
Carol Binion ... Puppeteer
Tim Blaney ... Puppeteer

Julianne Buescher ... Puppeteer
Leslie Carrara ... Puppeteer (as Leslie Carrara-Rudolph)
BJ Guyer ... Puppeteer (as B.J. Guyer)
Sean W. Johnson ... Puppeteer (as Sean Johnson)

Scott Land ... Puppeteer
Drew Massey ... Puppeteer

Michael Oosterom ... Puppeteer
Michelan Sisti ... Puppeteer
Kevin Carlson ... Puppeteer
Victor Yerrid ... Puppeteer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Don Abernathy ... Fan (uncredited)
Karen-Marie Ali ... Red Carpet Celebrity (uncredited)

Max Decker ... Musical Actor (uncredited)

Massi Furlan ... Bar Patron at Table (uncredited)

Joy Gohring ... Willow (uncredited)

Heléna Guenzel ... Theatre Patron (uncredited)
Jean Huynh ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Elizabeth Keener ... Flight Attendant (uncredited)
Jordan Kirkwood ... Hotel Luau Manager (uncredited)

Amanda MacLachlan ... Cocktail Waitress (uncredited)
Albert Miranda ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Katharin 'Ladie K' Mraz ... Model (uncredited)
Sam Puefua ... Local (uncredited)

Kirsten Roeters ... Waitress (uncredited)
Phillip Sanchez ... Theater Group (uncredited)
Christopher Simms ... Man in Airport (uncredited)

E.J. Snyder ... Tourist (uncredited)
Barbara L. Southern ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Channing Swift ... Club Patron (uncredited)

Caroline Timm ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Brian Tochi ... Makani (uncredited)
Maria Zambrana ... Downtown Businesswoman (uncredited)
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Directed by
Nicholas Stoller 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Jason Segel (written by)

Produced by
Judd Apatow .... producer
Shauna Robertson .... producer
Rodney Rothman .... executive producer
Richard Vane .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Lyle Workman 
 
Cinematography by
Russ T. Alsobrook (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
William Kerr 
 
Casting by
Jeanne McCarthy 
 
Production Design by
Jackson De Govia 
 
Art Direction by
Scott Meehan 
Alicia Maccarone (uncredited)
 
Set Decoration by
K.C. Fox 
 
Costume Design by
Leesa Evans 
 
Makeup Department
Nathalie Allen .... makeup artist
Linda Arnold .... key hair stylist
Desne J. Holland .... makeup artist (as Desne Holland)
Tania Kahale .... hair stylist: Hawaii
Tracey Levy .... key makeup artist
Vickie Mynes .... hair stylist
Brooke Bell .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Leo Corey Castellano .... prosthetic design and application (uncredited)
Karen Iboshi Preiser .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Wendy Robin .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Lotus Seki .... additional hair stylist (uncredited)
Leah Vautrot .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Renee Confair .... production supervisor: Hawaii (as Renee Confair Sensano)
D. Scott Easton .... unit production manager
Nadia Paine .... production supervisor
Lisa Rodgers .... post-production supervisor
Don Zepfel .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bernie Bonner Axelrod .... second second assistant director: Hawaii (as Bernadette Axelrod)
Chamonix Bosch .... second second assistant director
Peter Hollocker .... second second assistant director: Hawaii
Gary Marcus .... first assistant director
Dawn Massaro .... second assistant director (as Dawn Massaro Adams)
Tim Trella .... second unit director
Wainani Young-Tomich .... second second assistant director: Hawaii (as Wainani Tomich)
Chris Castaldi .... second assistant director: reshoots (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Alexander Aguilar Jr. .... labor foreman (as Alex Aguilar Jr.)
Alejandro Aguilar .... labor foreman: Hawaii
Alvin S. Cabrinha Jr. .... second assistant property master: Hawaii (as Alvin Cabrina)
Peggy Casey .... buyer
Phil Dagort .... set designer
Jim Dultz .... puppet supervisor
Doug DuRose .... assistant property master
Everett A. Galisa .... on-set dresser: Hawaii (as Everett Galisa)
Francis Hekekia .... labor foreman: Hawaii
Damon Hight .... construction foreman
Kay Kropp .... paint foreman
Alicia Maccarone .... set designer
Eugene McCarthy .... property master
Jeffrey McMahon .... construction foreman: Hawaii
Jennifer Moller .... art department coordinator
Samuel Pactol .... stand-by painter
Alvin Pittler .... construction foreman: Hawaii
Cynthia C. Rebman .... on-set dresser (as Cynthia Rebman)
Bob Renna .... draper: additional photography
Brent Rice .... lead man
John H. Samson .... construction coordinator (as John Samson)
Christopher Stanback .... art department coordinator: Hawaii
Mark Woods .... leadman: Hawaii
David Agajanian .... set dresser (uncredited)
Antonio Andraus .... set dresser (uncredited)
Jason Beale .... art department coordinator: re-shoots (uncredited)
Susan A. Burig .... graphic designer (uncredited)
Marco A. Campos .... propmaker foreman (uncredited)
Doug Crawford .... propmaker (uncredited)
Richard Ewan .... painter (uncredited)
Alyce Fahsholtz .... painter (uncredited)
Jeff Hay .... set dresser (uncredited)
Camille Komine .... buyer (uncredited)
Craig K. Lewis .... set dresser (uncredited)
Michael McCombe .... greens foreman (uncredited)
Rick McLean .... paint foreman (uncredited)
Steven O'Bannon .... labor foreman (uncredited)
Sarah Regan .... painter (uncredited)
Erik Soderstrom .... set dresser (uncredited)
Andre Sowards .... on-set dresser: additional photography (uncredited)
Sharon Speller .... decorator painter (uncredited)
Darrell Tachibana .... greensman: Hawaii (uncredited)
Gary Thomas .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Maret Wicken .... head paint foreman: reshoots (uncredited)
Maret Wicken .... set painter gang boss (uncredited)
Liloa Wong .... head greens coordinator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
George H. Anderson .... supervising sound editor (as George Anderson)
Bill Burns .... assistant adr editor
Thom 'Coach' Ehle .... sound consultant: Dolby (as Thom Ehle)
Keith Elliott .... foley recording mixer (as Keith Elliot)
Tammy Fearing .... adr supervisor
Adam Jenkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Larry Kemp .... dialogue editor
Kraig Kishi .... boom operator
Goro Koyama .... foley artist
Chet Leonard .... cableman
Rhys Maitland-Jones .... sound mix technician
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist
Cindy Marty .... sound effects editor
James Matheny .... dialogue editor
George Novotny .... foley recording mixer
John Reynolds .... cableman: Hawaii
Joe Schiff .... foley editor
Roy Seeger .... foley editor
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
Orest Sushko .... sound re-recording mixer
Cherie Tamai .... first assistant sound editor
Rachael Tate .... adr recordist
Greg Townsend .... dubbing recordist
Richard Van Dyke .... production sound mixer
Don White .... foley recording mixer
Greg Zimmerman .... adr recordist
Brooke Graeff .... foley assistant (uncredited)
Mark Sheffield .... sound mix technician (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Archie Ahuna .... special effects coordinator: Hawaii
Jon G. Belyeu .... special effects coordinator
Kenneth Bosse .... special effects
Chris Jones .... special effects foreman
Clarence Logan .... special effects: Hawaii
Noa Lyons .... special effects: Hawaii
Scott Land .... puppet builder (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Josh Bolin .... compositor: Yard VFX
Chris Chappell .... compositor: Yard VFX
Scott M. Davids .... visual effects supervisor: Yard VFX
Jalal Jemison .... compositor: Yard VFX
Paulina Kuszta .... visual effects coordinator
Evelyn Lee .... digital artist
Benjamin Locke .... compositor: Yard VFX (as Ben Locke)
Anita Razzano .... compositor: Yard VFX
Samuel M. Dabbs .... titles (uncredited)
Shaina Holmes .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Michael Rivero .... computer display graphics (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Natalie Bridgman .... stunts
Craig H. Davidson .... stunts
Chuck Hosack .... stunts (as Chuck Hosak)
Brian L. Keaulana .... stunts (as Brian Keaulana)
Ed McDermott II .... precision driver
Tim Trella .... stunt coordinator
Michael Trisler .... stunts
Danny Wynands .... stunts (as Dan Wynands)
Tom Elliott .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Samantha Bahramian .... electrician
Curtis Bradford .... gaffer
Alan Brady .... rigging best boy electric: Hawaii
Cole Chetney .... grip: Hawaii
Robert Chinello .... best boy grip
Don Chong .... electrician
Hector Corona .... electrician (as Hector J. Corona)
Rick Crum .... electrician: Hawaii
Chuck Cullen .... electrician: Hawaii
Daryl Didier .... rigging gaffer
Jerome Fauci .... Steadicam operator
Jerome Fauci .... camera operator: "b" camera
Jerome Fauci .... second unit cinematographer
Matt Floyd .... rigging grip
Henry Fordham .... grip: Hawaii
Michael J. Fowler .... 24 frame playback operator (as Mike Fowler)
Deena Frooman .... electrician: Hawaii
Vance Gage .... rigging best boy grip: Hawaii
Jason Garcia .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Craig Garfield .... dolly grip
Jeff Graham .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Timothy Hedgecock .... best boy grip (as Tim Hedgecock)
David Homcy .... second assistant camera: marine unit, Hawaii (as Dave Holmcy)
Casey Hotchkiss .... camera operator
Steve Irwin .... 24 frame video operator
Willow Jenkins .... video assist operator
Michael Keola Jones .... dolly grip: Hawaii
Don King .... director of photography: marine unit, Hawaii
Charles Kramer .... electrician: Hawaii
Michael L. Lewin .... rigging grip
Scott Lisetor .... grip: Hawaii
Daniel L. Magat .... electrician (as Dan Magat)
Jai Mansson .... first assistant camera: marine unit, Hawaii
Clement Morey .... camera loader
Jim Murphy .... grip: Hawaii
Robert Murphy .... electrician (as Rob Murphy)
Kevin Phillips .... grip
Blake Pike .... rigging best boy
Mike Prioste .... second assistant camera: Hawaii
Jason Rury .... electrician
Rigney Sackley .... second camera assistant: "a" camera
T. Daniel Scaringi .... key grip (as TD Scaringi)
Aaron Schulte .... rigging best boy
Lukas Seno .... electrician
Lukas Seno .... rigging electric
Dan Squires .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Mary F. Stankiewicz .... assistant camera
Jeff Tomhave .... electrician (as Jeffrey Tomhave)
Chris Trillo .... electrician
Michael Wahl .... dolly grip: "a" camera
Doug Wall .... grip (as Douglas Wall)
Glen Wilson .... still photographer
Jason Young .... lighting console programmer
Justin Babin .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Mark Carlile .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Nathan Dean Fetzer .... rigging electrician: re-shoots (uncredited)
Daniel Alexis Gonzalez .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Annie McEveety .... camera operator (uncredited)
Riggs Murdock .... additional camera operator (uncredited)
Terry Pfrang .... camera operator (uncredited)
Michael Romano .... electrician (uncredited)
John Savedra .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Nicole Turegano .... additional camera loader (uncredited)
Michael Ursetta .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Nicole Abellera .... casting associate
Johanna Bautista .... casting assistant: Hawaii
Anna Fishburn .... casting: Hawaii
Wendy Hoffman .... adr voice casting (as Wendy Hoffmann)
Rich King .... extras casting
Leslie Woo .... casting assistant
Joanne Bloom .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Kyle Burch .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
Kean Cronin .... extras casting (uncredited)
Elizabeth Dean .... casting manager (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Elena Balshem .... puppet costumer
Kay Carter .... set costumer: Hawaii
Suzanne Cranfill .... costume supervisor
Ariel Gold .... set costumer
Molly Grundman .... key costumer (as Molly Elisabeth Grundman)
Michelle Margolis .... set costumer
Michelle Matteo .... set costumer: Hawaii
Grace Pyke .... key costumer (as Grace Kelly Pike)
Hayley Stuppel .... set costumer
Robyn Zucker .... set costumer: Hawaii
Anatole Brattson Jr. .... costume production assistant (uncredited)
Kristen Evenson .... costumer (uncredited)
Mila Hermanovski .... key costumer (uncredited)
Olivia Miles .... costumer (uncredited)
Diana Savone .... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
Brooke C. Thatawat .... key costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Nathan Bruner .... apprentice editor
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Jimmy Fusil .... digital intermediate producer
Jonathan Hoffman .... post production
Mikki Levi .... post-production assistant
Brian Scott Olds .... assistant editor
John Persichetti .... digital colorist
Michael L. Sale .... additional editor (as Michael Sale)
Dov Samuel .... first assistant editor
Reza Amidi .... digital intermediate editor (uncredited)
Shaun Aprahamian .... dvd online editor (uncredited)
Randy Whitlock .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Lee Wimer .... color timer (uncredited)
Darin Wooldridge .... additional digital colorist: Technicolor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Steve Bartek .... orchestra conductor
Julian Bratolyubov .... music preparation
Bryan Carrigan .... music programmer
Brad Haehnel .... score mixer
Tony Hugar .... pre-record engineer: Honolulu
Luana Jackman .... vocal contractor: choir
Jonathan Karp .... music editor
Jonathan Karp .... music supervisor
Kathy Nelson .... executive in charge of music: Universal Pictures
Tim Rodier .... additional orchestrator
Peter Salett .... production music consultant
Carl Sealove .... additional music editor
Lyle Workman .... orchestrator
Gina Zimmitti .... music contractor
Clair Marlo .... composer: one cue (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
William Ballard .... transportation coordinator
Chuck Martinez .... driver: cast
Tom Rebber .... transportation captain
John Reed .... transportation coordinator: Hawaii
Jonathan Reed .... dispatcher: Hawaii
Leroy Reed .... transportation captain: Hawaii
Robert Suka .... transportation co-captain: Hawaii
Kristen Wadsworth .... driver
Selena Carrillo .... transportation office coordinator (uncredited)
Daniel Davis .... driver (uncredited)
Royale Edward .... driver (uncredited)
Don Haggerty .... driver (uncredited)
Bill Lopez-Arjona .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Dayne Ahuna .... craft service: Hawaii
D'Andre Anthony .... stand-in: Da'Vone McDonald
Andrea Arriaga .... office production assistant: Hawaii
Carol Binion .... puppeteer
Tim Blaney .... puppeteer
Rachel Block .... office production assistant
Shannon Bradley .... assistant: Mr. Robertson
Julianne Buescher .... puppeteer
John Butters .... assets manager
Michelle D. Camero .... assistant: Mr. Stoller
Travis Cameron .... office production assistant: Hawaii
Kevin Carlson .... puppeteer
Leslie Carrara .... puppeteer (as Leslie Carrara-Rudolph)
Joe Clary .... office production assistant (as William Joe Clary)
Rudy Coblentz Jr. .... second assistant accountant
Greg Cohen .... assistant: Mr. Apatow
Misty Connelly .... personal assistant: kristen bell
John Criswell .... animatronic supervisor
Sonia Y. Dawson .... second assistant accountant: Hawaii
Jan Dennehy .... production accountant
Mary Doeffinger .... assets manager: Hawaii
Scott Ejercito .... dailies projectionist: Hawaii
Aaron Ellis .... set production assistant
Andrew Epstein .... assistant: Mr. Apatow
Ngozi Erondu .... accounting clerk: Hawaii
Katie Eustermann .... second assistant accountant
Missy Eustermann .... post-production accountant
Andrew David Fisher .... photo double
Serena Rios Flores .... production secretary: Hawaii
W. Harry Fortuna .... office production assistant
Maude F. Furia .... second assistant accountant (as Maude Furia)
Lisa Goldberg .... assistant: Mr. Apatow (as Lisa Yadavaia)
BJ Guyer .... puppeteer
Mark Harden .... animal trainer
Matthew Henick .... assistant: Mr. Apatow
Taires Hiranaka .... office production assistant: Hawaii
Carole Humphreys .... assistant accountant: UK
Sean W. Johnson .... puppeteer (as Sean Johnson)
Xanadu Kekuewa .... craft service: Hawaii
Krista Kuebler .... second assistant accountant
Gary Kurashige .... medic
Ali Lanza .... travel coordinator: Hawaii
Brenda Lopez .... script supervisor
Drew Massey .... puppeteer
Stephanie McKinnon .... production secretary
Joseph A. Mileto .... craft service (as Joseph Milito)
Elizabeth Mitchell .... accounting clerk: Hawaii
Heather Montanez .... photo double: Kristen Bell
Erin Morris .... payroll clerk
Gunnar Moulton .... office production assistant
Boone Narr .... animal wrangler
Alonzo Nevarez .... second assistant accountant
Harley Pasternak .... personal trainer
Robert Paulsen .... assistant location manager
Allan Rafael .... set production assistant
Angela Randazzo .... payroll accountant
Claire Raskind .... unit publicist
Larry Ring .... location manager
Art Rivers .... location manager: Hawaii
Zachary Roth .... assistant: Mr. Apatow (as Zack Roth)
Chaunnel Salmon .... assistant location manager: Hawaii
Anneke Scott .... set production assistant
Darius Shahmir .... office production assistant: Boston
Michelan Sisti .... puppeteer
Ashley C. Smith .... assistant production coordinator: Hawaii (as Ashley Smith)
Sarah Sprague .... production coordinator
Joshua Stickler .... set production assistant (as Josh Stickler)
Lauren Suarez .... assistant production coordinator
Chance P. Tassone .... craft service (as Chance Tassone)
Jacob M. Torres .... assistant location manager (as Jacob Torres)
Kari Tyler .... accounting clerk
Anthony Vallejo-Sanderson .... set production assistant
Laura Whitehead .... clearance coordinator
Robert Wong .... marine coordinator: Hawaii (as Rob Wong)
Mark Yeager .... medic: Hawaii (as Mark Yaeger)
Keegan Zall .... set production assistant
Natalie Alexander .... ADR voices (uncredited)
Karen Mae Black .... production assistant (uncredited)
Meghan Burchfield .... additional set production assistant (uncredited)
Toby Burge .... production assistant (uncredited)
Adam Davis .... additional set production assistant (uncredited)
Alyce Fahsholtz .... assistant production office coordinator (uncredited)
Amanda Finn .... production assistant (uncredited)
David J. Forsythe .... production assistant (uncredited)
Mary Gutfleisch .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jesse Heiman .... stand-in (uncredited)
Carl Kocis .... stand-in (uncredited)
Tim LaDue .... production assistant (uncredited)
Craig Langus .... production assistant (uncredited)
Austin Lapierre .... office production assistant: additional photography (uncredited)
Scott Markus .... production assistant (uncredited)
Tamra Natisin .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Jesi Rosemeyer .... production assistant (uncredited)
Ben Shelton .... production assistant (uncredited)
Miker Stovall .... assistant production office coordinator (uncredited)
Donna Tegan .... set production assistant (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for sexual content, language and some graphic nudity
Runtime:
111 min | 118 min (unrated version)
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:MA | Brazil:16 | Canada:18A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Canada:18+ (TV rating) | Finland:K-15 | Germany:12 | Iceland:12 | Ireland:15A | Japan:R-18 | Malaysia:18PL (cut) | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:11 | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:18 | Sweden:Btl | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #44109)
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Trivia:
In at least two scenes in the film, a poster for the San Diego-based band The Rugburns can be seen hanging on the wall behind Peter when he is playing his piano. The Rugburns and their lead singer/songwriter Steve Poltz are known for their humorous and self-deprecating songs, much like the song Peter sings upon returning from Hawaii about needing to see a psychiatrist.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the morning restaurant scene where the waiter brings his pineapple/rum drink and an extra rum mini (Malibu rum) the level in the glass goes from about 2/3 to about 1/3 before he picks it up to drink it.See more »
Quotes:
Surfing Instructor:[singing to himself] # Oh the weather outside is weather... #See more »
Movie Connections:
References "The Muppet Show" (1976)See more »
Soundtrack:
My Little Grass ShackSee more »

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229 out of 326 people found the following review useful.
Surprise Solid Comedy, 19 March 2008
Author: unscripted1 from Chicago, IL

I often go see advance screenings in my area, especially now that I must officially be on "the list" as I am constantly finding tickets in my work inbox. This was the second Apatow production I've seen in advance and just like "Superbad", this did not disappoint. At the same time, while many of the cast members may be recognizable, there seems to be something different about this installment than I've seen in the likes of "40 Year Old Virgin", "Superbad", or "Knocked Up".

For starters, there was a definite presence of the "TV actors on the big screen" theme here, but I am pleased to report that Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, and Mila Kunis take to movies like naturals. Like many Apatow productions, Segel penned the script and takes over as lead Peter Bretter, proving yet again that with this crew the writer is best suited for the leading role. Segel delivers a character we all know too well from our own personal experiences and never breaks role from the shocking beginning to appropriate ending. I even give Segel extra credit for not completely victimizing his character and pointing out apparent flaws on both ends of the ending relationship.

Kristen Bell plays Sarah Marshall, the iconic ex of the film, but her role sits on the back burner along with the truly hilarious Aldous Snow (Russell Brand) to make way for a leading role in Mila Kunis. From the beginning it is clear that her not-too-smart and shallow role of "That 70s Show" didn't follow her to "Forgetting"'s script. Kunis plays Racheal, a hospitality girl for the hotel that "Forgetting" takes place, and subsequently deals with Peter as he tries to get over Sarah Marshall. Her character is intelligent, charismatic, and appreciative of the good in people, a strong juxtaposition to the seemingly selfish starlet Sarah Marshall. Kunis owns the role with pride, even slipping in gestures and glances that didn't seem to initially be in the script. Hopefully this will open her up for more serious roles than "American Psycho 2" and the typecasting that often happens with TV actresses like her.

The star of the film, in my opinion, easily has to be Russell Brand, who plays the over-conscious over-sexed rock star Aldous Snow. Snow adds the necessary level of comedy that could have been missing from what is truly a tragic plot. About halfway in the film, I couldn't help but snicker to myself just with the presence that Brand creates (complete with perfect costume choices). The only downfall to a character who is truly the Mercutio of this tragedy is that Brand clearly overshadows Bell's performance as Sarah Marshall, who is ironically the most forgettable character of the film.

The writing flows with well-timed jokes, apathetic digs, and shocking vulgar humor. There is even a few moments where you feel Segel was digging on the cast with jokes involving crime dramas (Segel did time on "CSI") and TV actresses in horrible horror movies (Kunis did the atrocious "American Psycho 2"); not sure if it was intentional, but I caught what I thought was a reference. Just as with most Apatow productions, leave the kids at home. Unlike the rest, however, the crude humor doesn't overflow and turn off most audiences (like I noticed with "Superbad"). It also doesn't get very heavy in the least (which is what I felt hurt "Knocked Up"). I think Apatow has found a great balance with this production and Segel's script. I also want to give credit to Nicholas Stoller , who proved that he can be successful as a director after the hit he took from helping write "Fun with Dick and Jane".

All in all, this comedy is just another example of a good time for adults. It keeps a consistently flowing script, unlike many recent comedies that seem to lose pace as they close the story. While crude, the jokes are just light enough to appease most adult audiences and the short 100 minute run time will ensure you won't be glancing at your watch waiting for it to end, just laughing hysterically.

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