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Movie Renter's Guide - September, 2008

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"Forgetting Sarah Marshall" (Blu-ray)

movie-september-2008-forgetting-sarah-marshall.jpgSynopsis

Peter Brenner (Segal) writes music for a TV series called Crime Scene, filmed in Los Angeles. He has had a romantic relationship with the show's star, Sarah Marshall (Bell), for several years, and he is madly in love with her.

One afternoon, she tells him the relationship is over.

Peter is devastated and tries meeting other women one after another to forget Sarah. It is not working.

So, he takes off for Hawaii, and stays at the Turtle Bay Resort, which is at the north end of Oahu.

Sarah shows up at the resort by chance, with her new boyfriend Aldus Snow, who is lead singer for a British rock group.

Obviously things are a bit precarious with them running into each other all the time, and a hostess, Rachel, whom Peter met at the front desk, tries to help him forget by inviting him to social gatherings.

When Crime Scene is cancelled, and Sarah has second thoughts about what a cool guy she originally thought Aldus was, she wishes maybe she could restart her relationship with Peter, but Peter and Rachel are now having a romance of their own.

 

Specifications

  • Universal Pictures
  • 2008, Rated R, 1 Hr 51
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • 1080p
  • Codec: Not Specified
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Directed by Nicholas Stoller
  • Starring Jason Segal, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, Russell Brand
    Rating
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  • Violence: No
  • Sex: Frontal Nudity
  • Language: Bad

Commentary

The movie was produced by the same people that did 40-Year-Old Virgin, and has the same kind of flavor (romance problems), with gross jokes.

Technical

The picture quality is soft for a high def film. Sound is OK, but nothing special and certainly does not make much use of surround features.

Extras

These include commentaries, gag reel, deleted scenes, and other things.