Film #257: GET HIM TO THE GREEK
Get Him to The Greek
2 out of 5 stars
A painful exercise in ego starring the terminally unfunny Russell Brand. Propped up as a loose sequel to SAVING SARAH MARSHALL (another leaden “comedy” by writer/director Nicholas Stoller), this is an horrendous parade of clichéd bits and contrived situations. Throughout the film’s run time, Jonah Hill just sort of ambles through scenes looking embarrassed to be a part of the whole fiasco and Brand mistakes licking his lips and shouting for “acting.” Amusingly, the only reason to see this mess is for Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs who is consistently funny. Not worth the rental, but if it is on HBO or something and you have literally NOTHING else to do, see it for, of all things, Combs’ performance.