sábado, 4 de abril de 2015

Popcorn Corner: Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
Directed by Nicholas Stoller
Written by Jason Segel, Judd Apatow
Runtime: 1 h. 58 min.
Rating: R (for sexual content, language and some graphic nudity)
Genre: Romantic Comedy

Peter Bretter has spent six years idolizing his girlfriend, television star Sarah Marshall. He's the guy left holding her purse in paparazzi photos and accidentally omitted from acceptance award speeches. But his world is rocked when she dumps him and Peter finds himself alone. After an unsuccessful bout of womanizing and an on-the-job nervous breakdown, he sees that not having Sarah may just ruin his life. To clear his head, Peter takes an impulsive trip to Oahu, where he is confronted by his worst nightmare: his ex and her tragically hip new British-rocker boyfriend, Aldous, are sharing his hotel. But, as he torments himself with the reality of Sarah's new life, he finds relief in a flirtation with Rachel, a beautiful resort employee whose laid-back approach tempts him to rejoin the world. He also finds relief in several hundred embarrassing, fruity cocktails.
If you're like me you probably wondered from where this gif is
This is a classic already

So I'm pleased to tell you that is from this movie that I'm reviewing right now! Forgetting Sarah Marshall is about Peter, a guy who loses her movie girlfriend after a six-years relationship, now he's moping around and trying to get over her but isn't working until he has the brilliant idea of going on a vacation to Oahu - a place that Sarah, his ex-girlfriend, always talked about going and when he gets there guess who is there? That's right Sarah and her new rock star british boyfriend. 

When I first read the synopses of this movie I thought it would be a hell of a cliche but it has Jason Segel as a writer and I love him from HIMYM so I decided to give it a shot and I'm so glad, this movie does have a lot of cliches from rom-coms but it's also something entirely new. The thing that makes this different from most rom-coms out there is the fact that is from a boy point of view, we follow Peter and his moping around. Second of all this is hilarious! I laughed out loud so many times, most of the funny moments come from Peter making a fool of himself because of Sarah (but he makes a fool of himself on other occasions too, don't worry). 

I also really liked the characters, I especially loved how Sarah was humanized at the end - she is basically portrait as the bitch who ditched the good guy to go out with a bad boy rock star, but at the end she and Peter have a talk and she is really honest with him about why she broke things up and yeah, we don't see that enough on rom-coms you know? Usually someone just turns out to be a dickhead and the main character couldn't see. Also loved Peter characters arc, I'm not gonna say much because spoilers but he really got to see his life from a different light during his vacation. Of course a big part of this change was his love interest, Rachel, a girl who works on the hotel and starts to hang out with him (probably out of pity, just saying haha) and end up helping him finally forget about Sarah Marshall - their story was cute, they start out as friends and I really liked how they balanced each other out and push each other out of their comfort zones. 

If you're still not sold on this movie just check the cast list: Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, Russell Brand, Bill Hader, Paul Rudd, Jack McBrayer, Jonah Hill & William Baldwin (and these are only the most know faces!). Super recommended to everyone but specially to romantic comedies fans that are looking for something out of the formulatic. 

Verdict: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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