Movie #112 Get Him to the Greek
(2010, US, d. Nicholas Stoller)
Here’s the thing with Judd Apatow movies. They’re all funny but no one can ever agree upon which one is the funniest. A lot of people think Knocked Up is his best, or Forgetting Sarah Marshall, or Superbad is his best. There are even a few people who think it’s Funny People. I didn’t think Get Him to the Greek was all that great. Sure it was funny, but I thought it relied on the crude far more than its predecessors. Granted I should have expected this seeing as the star plays the sex-addicted and drug-addicted rock star as he did in Forgetting Sarah Marshall. But the film also lacked the same heart as the latter did. Apatow’s movies have always been praised because at the end of the day, they knew what they were about and they had their heart in the right place. But the ending for this film felt just a little contrived. But that said, I still thought this movie was hilarious. Aziz Ansari, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, and Jonah Hill all made the movie for me.