Friday, June 11, 2010

Friday Movie Review - Get Him To The Greek

This past weekend, Tony and I took in a movie – Get Him to the Greek, a raunchy film that has quite a few laughs.

If you’ve seen the previews to this one, then you know the premise. Basically Jonah Hill’s character has 72 hours to get a rambunctious rock star from Britain to Los Angeles to perform in a 10th Anniversary concert at the Greek Theater. Along the way, they encounter lots of booze, drugs, loose women, and other crazy obstacles which are meant to leave the viewer wondering if they will ever make it. But it’s the movies people; we know they’re going to make it!

This movie was hysterical at some points and quite filthy in others. If you are easily offended, then this probably isn’t the movie for you. Even I found it to be racier than I would have liked, but overall it was more funny than frightening.

Jonah Hill was as delightful as ever and Russell Brand’s outlandish acting made the rock star Aldous Snow seem quite believable. The end of the movie actually had a bit of a sentimental moment and if you look beneath the surface there’s an actual message there.

Tony's take: pretty good

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