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on 6 June 2011
Let me start by saying I am not a Russel Brand fan. I was looking forward to the movie in spite of him and I am pleased to say I was pleasently suprised.
The movie is extremely fast paced and does not stop till the end. The songs and gigs are convingly good enough for you to believe Brand is an actual rockstar.
Judd Apatow movies tend to be split in two halfs, the first half usual been insanely funny whilst the second half tends to dip into the drama genre and quiets down, notable examples been funny people and superbad. Get him to the greek does not suffer from this and whilst the film does have a notable second half 'mood' it is still funny and because of the great characters, you do actually care about what happens to them.
Get him to the Greek is a great combination of hilarious comedy, gross out moments, some catchy songs and the debut of a hilarious P.diddy who almost steals the film with his text messaging.
Jonah Hill is perfect for the role whilst Brand has found his 'character' (party rock star) and pulls it off perfectly but i'm still convinced this is the only role he will ever play, like Jack Black will almost always be the overweight roadie character in School of Rock.
One of the only downsides to the movie is that you feel the boundries are always been pushed, like the writers and testing how much weirdness can be delivered and indeed the last attempt at this does cross the line, in my opinion.
A great 'laugh out loud' comedy, a MUST for any Apatow fans and indeed anyone who doesnt mind a bit of 'gross' with their comedy.