Fans of comedy, and movie-goers in general, always love the summer because summer flicks mean blockbusters and gutbusters. Blockbusters are those movies that you HAVE to go see, and you still need to see it again after your 11th time! Gutbusters are those movies that may or may not tear up the box office, but still are capable of pulling a few laughs from your gut as you watch the film. Get Him To The Greek is neither.
Don’t get me wrong. This movie is a comedy, and there are a few laughs. But the awkward scenes, crude humor and dialogue, and general stupidity in the movie is too much to have to waddle through to get to any real big laughs. Of course, if that’s what you enjoy at the movies, then by all means go see it. Get Him to The Greek follows The Superbad, Hangover, Knocked Up, and Forgetting Sarah Marshall genre and feel of movie….just without as many of the laughs.
As a spin off of Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him To The Greek has some of the same characters and introduces new ones. P. Diddy’s performance in the movie reminded me of Tom Cruise’s character in Tropic Thunder. But overall, it was a bit of a stretch for me to enjoy the movie. The depth of the entire plot and character development doesn’t come to fruition until the last 10 minutes of the movie as Russell Brand’s character, Aldous Snow –the “has-been” rockstar who is seeking redemption from his fans, the media, his family, and ultimately, himself– comes to grips with reality.
*Parents, please heed the rating on this title as it is definitely not appropriate for children!
Sorry to all the comedy fans, but on this one, I say, “Skip it.”
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The Spider’s Score: 3 out of 10 stars “Get Him To The Greek”
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