Get him to the Greek
Jonah Hill, Russell Brand, Rose Byrne, Elisabeth Moss
Aaron (played by Hill) has been assigned by his music company to collect temperamental UK rocker Aldous Snow from the band Infant Sorrow (played by Brand) and bring him to LA to play the Greek Theatre. It’s been a decade since Infant Sorrow played the Greek, and this gig will earn both Aaron and his company a lot of money.
Aldous wrote an incredibly bad song which sent his last album crashing. He is now a ‘has been’, but still has a lot of die-hard fans, including Aaron. Aaron believes in Aldous and they develop a relationship – a relationship that involves a lot of partying!
Aldous, you’ll remember, is the rock star character in the film Forgetting Sarah Marshall starring Jason Segal. Segal has written most of the Infant Sorrow songs in this film, as well as creating the characters. Songs include “Gang of Lust”, “Going Up”, “Bangers, Beans and Mash”, “The Clap”, and the classic from Forgetting Sarah Marshall, “Inside of You”.
Support roles played by Elisabeth Moss (Aaron’s partner) and Rose Byrne (Aldous’ ex-partner) are excellent, especially Bryne as pop queen Jackie Q. Both guys explore issues with their respective relationships, but for Aldous, the relationship he needs to sort out is the one with himself.
This is a really funny movie, and we laughed out loud on both the viewings we had. Jonah Hill is great, and it’s refreshing to see him play a nice guy this time around. Highly recommend if you like movies like The Hangover.