Ever been dumped by your more attractive other-half whilst completely starkers?! Well rest assured, this kind of relationship disaster doesn’t have to spell misery as the must-own, outrageously funny comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall proves!
From first-time director Nicholas Stoller and highly acclaimed producer Judd Apatow (The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up), comes the story of one man’s journey to get over the agony of being dumped. This hysterical film is available to own and rent on DVD and to own on Blu-ray disc from 15th September 2008. In addition to the theatrical version of the film, the DVD also contains an extended version, an additional 15 minutes of laugh aloud footage, as well as a host of deleted scenes and extras.
Jason Segel (Knocked Up), who also wrote the film, leads a pedigree cast as composer Peter Bretter, a regular bloke whose world is turned upside down when his sexy, television crime-fighter girlfriend Sarah Marshall (Kristen Bell – Heroes) suddenly ends their five year relationship. A nightmare for any man, Peter is dumped while completely naked and left to wallow in his flat. He watches helplessly as television reports show Sarah shacking up with singer and notorious lothario Aldous Snow (the scene-stealing, homegrown British comedian Russell Brand – St Trinian’s).
Peter attempts to get back in the dating game, but new romantic encounters leave him in floods of tears and his manhood in doubt. As a result, Peter is encouraged by sensible step-brother Brian to put some distance between him and recent relationship trauma. Still obsessing over Sarah, Peter heads to her dream holiday destination, the exotic idyll of Oahu, Hawaii. But tropical heaven turns into island hell when he bumps into his ex-girlfriend and her hip, Brit rocker boyfriend seconds after arriving at the hotel. Hilarity and hysteria follow as Peter attempts to make the best of a bad situation.
He sets out on the road to recovery with a little help from comforting receptionist Rachel (Mila Kunis – Family Guy) and more than a few fruity cocktails. However, being surrounded by a pair of sexually incompetent newly weds, getting caught in the middle of the odd fist-fight and unable to stop howling from his balcony at night mean that this is no smooth ride!
It’s debatable whether pushy waiter Matthew (Jonah Hill – Knocked Up) and stoned surf instructor Chuck (Paul Rudd – Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) help or hinder the lovelorn Peter but their outrageous one-liners make for unmissable comedy. Throw in a few plot twists care of the self-involved Snow who flaunts his rock-star good looks and oozes sexual energy and we’re left wondering just what destiny has in store on this unexpectedly complicated trip to paradise?!
Guaranteed to have men and women laughing in equal measure, Forgetting Sarah Marshall is a constant stream of fall-off-your-seat funny episodes complete with inebriated love ballads performed by the enigmatic Russell Brand, plenty of kinky sex and partying Hawaiian-style. This is one film you’ll want to remember, again and again!



April 23, 2008


Nicholas Stoller


Jason Segel


Universal Pictures International (UPI)


Comedy, Drama, Romance




118 minutes