This a Covid-19 2020 minireview!
Number of Times Seen – Twice (11 Oct 2010 and 18 Oct 2020)
Brief Synopsis – A record company intern is tasked with getting a popular, yet unreliable singer, to a one night only concert in order to revive his quickly disintegrating career.
Bottom Line – Hilarious pseudo sequel that takes a character from Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) and giving him his own story. Russell Brand is superb in this role and really shows that he has no limits. Jonah Hill is also great here because he needs to take everything that Brand does and make it work in reality. The chemistry between the two of them is so much fun to watch. The story unfolds really well and takes these characters on a really fun adventure across the country. The film’s premise is great and they find new and innovative ways to keep things so much fun as the story unfolds. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – During the airport check-in scene a bowl of M&Ms is clearly visible on the desk. This is a reference to Van Halen. For their 1982 world tour, the last line of band’s performance rider specified a bowl of M&Ms, with all of the brown ones removed, in the dressing room. It was a way to make sure that the rider had been followed. If brown M&Ms were present, the band could call off the gig. According to Snopes.com, the band saw brown M&Ms in the dressing room at one Colorado arena. David Lee Roth admitted trashing the dressing room, causing $12,000 worth of damage. Because the rider wasn’t followed completely, the stage set sank through the arena floor, causing $80,000 worth of damage. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)
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