Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) – Encore Review


This a Covid-19 2020 minireview!

“How you served five years under her, I don’t know. You deserve a medal, or a holiday or at least a cuddle from somebody.” – Aldous Snow

Number of Times Seen – 4 times (20 Jul 2008, Dec 2011, 1 Jun 2014 and 18 Oct 2020)

Link to original reviewHere

Brief Synopsis – A man trying to get over his breakup with his girlfriend travels to Hawaii for a vacation to clear his head, but encounters his ex with her new boyfriend there making things even more uncomfortable.

Bottom Line – Such a fun and innovative rom-com. Jason Segal is superb in this film and also shows how great a writer he can be with this script. The characters all feel so realistic as portrayed and they get into some crazy situations that still work. The supporting cats is also amazing with Kirsten Bell, Mila Kunis, Russell Brand, Bill Hader, Jonah Hill and Paul Rudd all giving wonderful performances here.  The story plays out so well and stays so fun and poignant the entire way through. Great seeing Segal’s Dracula puppet musical in snippets in the film and it’s too bad they can’t also just make a film of that story. Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – When the film was first released, Universal promoted it by hiring skywriters to fly over cities where it was playing with messages like, “I hate you, Sarah Marshall!” Real-life women named Sarah Marshall got calls from their friends asking if they were having any trouble with their husbands or boyfriends. Some complained to the authorities, but were told that under the First Amendment there was nothing they could do to stop it. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10) (no change from original review)

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One thought on “Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) – Encore Review

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