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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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Storyline

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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Aaron Green has 72 hours to get a Rock Star from London to L.A. Pray for him. See more »

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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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Get Me to the Gig  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£1,569,556 (UK) (25 June 2010)

Gross:

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

The Greek Theatre's marquee includes Bob and the Yeoman, a reference to director of photography Robert D. Yeoman. See more »

Goofs

The night of his concert at The Greek, Aldous suffers a compound fracture in his left arm where bones are sticking out of his skin. At the Storytellers concert six months later, he has no visible scars on his arm. See more »

Quotes

Aaron Green: Do you know the lyrics to "African Child"?
Smiling African Drummer: I don't know the lyrics. I just bang the drum and do the African face.
[He shows Aaron his version of playing the African drum]
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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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References Today (1952) See more »

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Girls on the Dance Floor
Written by Ray Romulus, Jeremy Reeves (as Jeremy L. Reeves), Jonathan Yip (as Jonathan James Yip), Bruno Mars, Prohgress (as James Roh), Kevnish (as Kevin Nishimura), Jsplif (as Jae Choung)
Performed by Far East Movement featuring 24/8
Courtesy of Broken Glass Music Company LLC
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A great modern comedy.
10 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a spin-off of Forgetting Sarah Marshall, the movie uses many of the same characters, even if some of them appear only briefly, and the story focuses on one of the most interesting and entertaining of those characters, Aldous Snow (Russell Brand). Aldous Snow returns as the eccentric British rock star that is at times very wise and likable and at other times a complete douche.

Aaron Green (Jonah Hill) works for Sergio Roma (Sean Combs), a soulless, money hungry music producer that gives Aaron the unenviable task of getting Aldous Snow sober enough to perform an anniversary concert that will revitalize his defunct music career. Aldous Snow is very uncooperative and his antics lead to a series of funny misadventures for both himself and poor Aaron Green. You really want to not like Aldous but there is something about him that is too charming to resist and you end up rooting for him to crawl out from the bottle/needle/pipe/pill bottle/etc. and get his life back on track.

While Jonah Hill and Russel Brand are the stars of the movie, the supporting cast is also very entertaining and funny. Sean Combs is particularly amusing, as is the dysfunctional relationship between Aaron Green and his girlfriend Daphne Binks (Elisabeth Moss). Get Him to the Greek is a very lighthearted and entertaining comedy that I soon hope to own on DVD. If you liked Forgetting Sarah Marshal you will love this film.


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