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Get Him to the Greek (2010)

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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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Nicholas Stoller

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Nicholas Stoller, Jason Segel (characters)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Russell Brand ... Aldous Snow
Rose Byrne ... Jackie Q
Tyler McKinney Tyler McKinney ... African Child in Video
Zoe Salmon Zoe Salmon ... Zoe Salmon
Lino Facioli ... Naples
Lars Ulrich ... Lars Ulrich
Mario Lopez ... Mario Lopez (as Mario López)
Pink ... Pink
Billy Bush ... Billy Bush
Kurt Loder ... Kurt Loder (as Kurt F. Loder)
Christina Aguilera ... Christina Aguilera
Colm Meaney ... Jonathan Snow
Ray Siegle ... Paparazzo in LA
Chad Cleven ... Paparazzo in LA
Jonathan Chris Lopez Jonathan Chris Lopez ... Paparazzo in LA
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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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [France]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 June 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Get Me to the Gig See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,570,955, 6 June 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$60,974,475

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$91,261,479
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Runtime:

| (unrated)

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SDDS | DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jonah Hill and Carla Gallo have appeared in five films together: Superbad (2007), Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008), Get Him to the Greek (2010), The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005) and Funny People (2009). See more »

Goofs

When Aldous is performing outside on Today, a blue cherry picker behind him has a distinctive Panavision 35mm movie camera and crew members on it. Several shots from the camera are used in the sequence. See more »

Quotes

Daphne Binks: I can't wait to sit around for 4 days and watch "Gossip Girl."
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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 »


Soundtracks

Gang Of Lust
Written by Carl Barât (as Carl Barat)
Performed by Infant Sorrow
Vocal by Russell Brand
Produced by Lyle Workman
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Funny but disappointing
23 May 2010 | by reluctant-1See all my reviews

I saw the premiere of this movie in Las Vegas at the Planet Hollywood hotel and casino. I loved Forgetting Sarah Marshall and I was really excited to finally see this movie, especially since it was with the cast. Sadly, I was disappointed.

If you are looking for the Aldous Snow from Forgetting Sarah then forget it. No more "Excuse me, missus, I've lost a shoe... like this one. It's like this one's fellow... it's sort of the exact opposite in fact of that - not an evil version but just, you know, a shoe like this" or "*after spilling cranberry juice on his shirt* Oh God, please take my eyes, but not the shirt! ". While Brand is funny as Aldous Snow at times, the character just isn't the same. Stoller expanded greatly on him in order for this character to be able to support a full movie, but I think he fell short of accomplishing this successfully and ended up robbing Aldous Snow of what made him so funny in the first place.

Jason Segel wrote Forgetting Sarah Marshall and came up with this character in the first film. Nicholas Stoller, the director of Forgetting, directed and wrote this film without input from Segel and you can tell the difference. Aldous no longer has the funny and stupid lines that made him so memorable. Instead his character entertains by gross out humor and ridiculous actions. Some have warned that this movie is not like Forgetting and I completely agree; but what they haven't said is that Aldous Snow isn't the same character either. Sure, some elements have returned but, as stated above, what made this character great has not.

You'd expect Russel Brand to carry this movie but he actually seems to make the movie drag on. Luckily, Jonah Hill manages to pick up some of the slack and Hill provides almost all of the funniest parts. It's sad that Russel doesn't deliver but I don't blame him for not living up to par, I blame Stoller for taking away what made Aldous Snow so funny in the first place.

This is a good movie, but they shouldn't have marketed it as Russell Brand returning as Aldous Snow. I think this is giving people a false idea of what this movie actually is. If you go in expecting Brand to do nothing but flawlessly execute hilarious lines, like from the first movie, then be prepared to be disappointed. If you go in with an open mind and try to forget the Aldous Snow from the first movie then you might actually like it. Sadly, for me I went it wanting to see the Aldous Snow from Forgetting Sarah Marshall and left wishing this film was better.


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