Saturday, April 19, 2008
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Jason Segal wrote Forgetting Sarah Marshall as a way of dealing with his own romantic breakup. Laughter can truly be the best medicine. The story opens with Sarah Marshall dumping Segal's character, Peter. He becomes a pathetic mess, and goes on vacation, in Hawaii, to console himself. Unfortunately, Sarah and her new, rock star boyfriend, are at the same resort. It's awkward, it's uncomfortable, it's funny. Peter tries to pull himself together, acts like a decent human being, follows his dream and gets the girl (not who you think). Performances from this young cast are excellent. Awkward situations, nudity, crazy sex and clever dialogue bring the laughs. A good romantic comedy.