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Get Him to the Greek (2010)

 -  Comedy | Music  -  4 June 2010 (USA)
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A record company intern is hired to accompany out-of-control British rock star Aldous Snow to a concert at L.A.'s Greek Theater.

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English rock star Aldous Snow relapses into drugs and booze after a break up and a disastrous record. In L.A., Aaron Green works for a record company stuck in recession. Aaron's boss gives him a career making task - to bring Aldous from London to L.A. for a concert in 72 hours. That day, Aaron's girlfriend Daphne tells him she wants to finish her medical residency in Seattle. Aaron's sure this ends their relationship. In London, things aren't much better: Aldous delays their departure several times, plies Aaron with vices, and alternates between bad behavior and trenchant observations. Can Aaron moderate Aldous's substance abuse and get him to the Greek? What about Daphne? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for strong sexual content and drug use throughout, and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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4 June 2010 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£1,569,556 (UK) (25 June 2010)

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$60,923,325 (USA) (6 August 2010)
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Trivia

When Aaron wakes up in a London hotel after a night out with Aldous, a game resembling cricket can be seen on the TV in his room. This is not an actual game, but a parody sketch from the Dutch TV show Jiskefet (1990), aptly titled "English sport". See more »

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In Aaron's POV camera shot of his tongue, lipstick appears around the tip of the tongue before the dancing girl kisses it (presumably from a previous take). See more »

Quotes

Sergio Roma: You can't outrun me! I'm black!
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits role, Aaron Green's hallucination of Sergio's head appears saying, "Go home. Get the fuck out of the theater. The movie's over." See more »

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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.59 (2010) See more »

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T'Ain't What You Do (It's The Way That You Do It)
Written by Sy Oliver, James Young (as Trummy Young)
Performed by Fun Boy Three & Bananarama
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records Ltd.
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A fun ride with a sudden stop.
6 September 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This is Nicholas Stoller's first mainstream film in which he both wrote and directed, exploring the high's and lows of Jason Segal's Forgetting Sarah Marshall's character "Aldous Snow".

Aldous Snow is the controversial, alcoholic, drug addict rock star stereotype played by Russell Brand. He does it well and leaves us with a strong and convincing performance, but then It's hard to criticise his acting when he for the most part just plays himself, and to that point he does it well as always.

The story-line is basic but strong, and doesn't skimp on the laughs... or the nauseating, leaving the theater in stitches and disgust several times throughout. It takes you on a journey of the highs and lows of life as a rock star, the publicly glorified side and the more somber, touching on the loneliness and struggles with relapse.

It flew by fast and felt squashed at the end, the resolution was a tad jammed and left me slightly disappointed, but i'll be watching it again.

If you liked the hangover, you'll defiantly like this.


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