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Get Him to the Greek

Jonah Hill  Actor Russell Brand  Actor Elisabeth Moss  Actor Rose Byrne  Actor Colm Meaney  Actor

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MPAA Rating: R
Contains:Nudity,Strong Sexual Content,Profanity,Drug Content

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Get Him to the Greek

Theatrical Release Date: 2010 06 04 (USA)

UPC: 025192044168

Studio: Universal Studios

MPAA Rating: R   Contains:[Nudity, Strong Sexual Content, Profanity, Drug Content]

Summary: An ambitious young record company executive attempts to transport an unpredictable rock star to L.A.'s Greek Theatre in time for his hotly anticipated comeback performance in this spin-off of the comedy hit Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Aaron Green (Jonah Hill) has just landed his dream job in the record industry, and he's eager to prove his worth. His first assignment: travel to London and escort British rock god Aldous Snow (Russell Brand) to the show that will re-ignite his career. Before he departs, Aaron is warned by his boss Sergio Roma (Sean Combs) to never let Aldous out of his sight, and never underestimate his capacity for mayhem. Immensely talented yet deeply tortured, Aldous hit the bottle hard after his popularity began to wane and his girl walked out on him. Aldous is locked in the midst of an existential crisis, and rues the thought of being accompanied across the pond by an insincere sycophant. Though it seems like sex is the only thing Aldous ever thinks about, his thoughts turn to romance when he discovers that gorgeous model/pop singer Jackie Q (Rose Byrne) will be in Los Angeles at the time of his concert, too. Jackie Q is the love of Aldous' life, and he'll do anything and everything to win her heart. With the concert fast approaching and Aaron's fledgling career on the line, the race is on to get Aldous to the Greek, and ensure the big show goes off without a hitch. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Category: Comedy

Features: Deleted & Extended Scenes
Alternate Intro: The Castle
Alternate Ending: Riding Daphne
Two Gag Reels
Line-o Rama
Behind-the-Scenes Documentaries
Full Music Videos & Concert Performances
Blind Medicine
Feature Commentary with Filmmakers & Cast

More Exclusives!
More Extended and Alternate Scenes!
More Music Performances
Sing Karoake on 15 Songs from the Film!
Cast Auditions

Get Him to the Greek

Format: Blu-ray

Release Date: 09/28/2010

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Theatre Wide-Screen

Audio: DHMA, DTS-ES Digital Theater Systems, DD5.1 Dolby Digital 5.1, DD Dolby Digital

Runtime: 110 Minutes

Sides: 2

Number of Discs: 2

Language(s) English,French,Spanish

Subtitles: English,French,Spanish

Perry Seibert

Working as a sort-of sequel to Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek may not have that film's occasionally serious emotional undertow, but pound for pound (which is not a fat joke aimed at Jonah Hill) it just might be the funniest summer film of 2010.

Frumpy music exec Aaron Green (Hill), under orders from his motor-mouthed boss, Sergio (Sean Combs), must get faded, drug-addled rock star Aldous Snow (Russell Brand) from London to L.A. to play a comeback gig at the Greek Theatre. While this seems like a straightforward assignment, Aldous turns out to be quite a handful, and with Aaron nursing a broken heart after a big blow-up with his girlfriend (Elisabeth Moss), he is easily distracted by the easy sex and the powerful drugs that go hand in hand with his charge.

That description makes Get Him to the Greek sound like an international version of The Hangover, but it turns out to be more than just a wild ride through a few hedonistic days in the party-hearty life of a superstar. Nicholas Stoller, who has learned well from producer Judd Apatow, instills just enough personality and humanity in the characters to make them people rather than just cardboard cutouts.

Brand, reprising his breakout character from Forgetting Sarah Marshall, captures all of Aldous' unchecked self-absorption without sacrificing an ounce of charisma -- he's a near-perfect fusion of Jim Morrison, Noel Gallagher, and Pete Doherty. By maintaining that egocentric base, Brand makes sure the film never gets too soft, even when there's a poignant -- and still hilarious -- scene between Aldous and his son. As far as comedy duos go, he and Hill are a perfect match -- it's funny just to stare at the two of them side by side. But Hill, who is a savvier performer than he gets credit for, doesn't rely on just his lumpy physique to score laughs. Watching him slowly lose his wide-eyed innocence and hero worship of Aldous -- especially when his idol forces him to be his personal drug mule -- gives the film a subtle, and necessary, emotional arc. The two characters complement each other perfectly because Aldous is an emotional infant and Aaron looks like a cherub with five-o'clock shadow, and thanks to each other they both grow up a little.

But don't make the assumption that the comedy stops for big touchy-feely moments of emotional truth and revelation. Those scenes are there, but they never feel like major tonal shifts -- the warmth is interlaced with the comedy, and the whole cast pulls off the emotional balancing act. Sean Combs surprises with a performance so good that he's funnier than Chris Rock or Martin Lawrence have ever been onscreen; Elisabeth Moss has a quirky delivery that meshes with Hill's line readings in a way that makes us feel that they really are a couple; and a handful of inspired cameos -- the less you know who to expect the funnier they are -- keep the laughs coming along at a steady clip.

Director Nick Stoller, who also helmed Forgetting Sarah Marshall, has a gift for knowing exactly how much time to spend on a joke. While the out-of-control Vegas party builds with a steady anticipation that pays off in a burst of slapstick lunacy (imagine the Alfred Molina sequence from Boogie Nights minus the threat of death), he also creates a montage covering Aaron's first night partying with Aldous that plays like anyone's fragmented memories of their most drunken escapade. Throw in a promo for yet another TV show starring Sarah Marshall, and Stoller's versatility becomes readily apparent.

With so much skill in front of and behind the camera, it's little wonder that Get Him to the Greek proves to be a well-crafted, screamingly funny comedy. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

Cast and Crew: Richard Vane  Executive Producer 
Judd Apatow  Producer 
David L. Bushell  Producer 
Rodney Rothman  Producer 
Nick Stoller  Director 
Nick Stoller  Producer 
Nick Stoller  Screenwriter 
Lyle Workman  Composer (Music Score) 
Jonah Hill  Actor 
Russell Brand  Actor 
Elisabeth Moss  Actor 
Rose Byrne  Actor 
Colm Meaney  Actor 
Sean Combs  Actor 
Tyler McKinney  Actor 
Zoe Salmon  Actor 
Lino Facioli  Actor 
Lars Ulrich  Actor 
Mario Lopez  Actor 
Pink  Actor 
Billy Bush  Actor 
Kurt Loder  Actor 
Christina Aguilera  Actor 
Ray Siegle  Actor 
Chad Cleven  Actor 
Jonathan Chris Lopez  Actor 
Vero Felice Monti  Actor 
Danny O'Leary  Actor 
Aziz Ansari  Actor 
Kali Hawk  Actor 
Nick Kroll  Actor 
Brandon Johnson  Actor 
Ivan Shaw  Actor 
Ellie Kemper  Actor 
Jake Johnson  Actor 
Davone McDonald  Actor 
Derek Ressallat  Actor 
Karl Theobald  Actor 
Dinah Stabb  Actor 
Gee Sekweyama  Actor 
Jamie Sives  Actor 
Tom Felton  Actor 
Zoe Richards  Actor 
Jessica Ellerby  Actor 
Tony Van Silva  Actor 
Meddy Ford  Actor 
Rebecca Kinder  Actor 
Jim Piddock  Actor 
Kristen Bell  Actor 
Rick Schroder  Actor 
Ryan Shiraki  Actor 
Jose Ramon Rosario  Actor 
Pharrell  Actor 
Kristen Schaal  Actor 
Meredith Vieira  Actor 
Sean Mannion  Actor 
David Auerbach  Actor 
Howard Strawbridge  Actor 
Stephen G. Lucas  Actor 
Paul Krugman  Actor 
Lenny Widegren  Actor 
Roger Joseph Manning Jr.  Actor 
Sean Hurley  Actor 
Victor Indrizzo  Actor 
Ato Essandoh  Actor 
Bashiri Johnson  Actor 
Kimati Dinizulu  Actor 
Gary Fritz  Actor 
Jelani Johnson  Actor 
Daoud Woods  Actor 
Sheldon Goode  Actor 
Mauwena Kodjovi  Actor 
Richard Child  Actor 
Caroline Limata  Actor 
John J. Schneider  Actor 
Aurora Nona-Barnes  Actor 
Jennifer Perry  Actor 
Lindsey Broad  Actor 
Nicole Sciacca  Actor 
Thomas Nowell  Actor 
Duane Sequira  Actor 
Ronald J. Garner  Actor 
Joyful Drake  Actor 
Francesca Delbanco  Actor 
T.J. Miller  Actor 
Neal Brennan  Actor 
Stephanie Faracy  Actor 
Brian Duprey  Actor 
Kyle Diamond  Actor 
Thomas R. Wallek  Actor 
Drew Anthony Carrano  Actor 
Kelly Ann Buckman  Actor 
Giuseppina Castiglione  Actor 
Christine Nguyen  Actor 
Diana Terranova  Actor 
Ava Vassileva  Actor 
Carla Gallo  Actor 
Carlos Jacott  Actor 
Rino Romano  Actor 
Joe Benson  Actor 
Sarah Haskins  Actor 
Andrew Burlinson  Actor 
Tom Chadwick  Actor 
Mike Viola  Actor 
Dan Rothchild  Actor 

Country: USA