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Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)



Critic Consensus: With ample laughs and sharp performances, Forgetting Sarah Marshall finds just the right mix of romantic and raunchy comedy.

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Watch the Unrated version that you couldn't see in theaters! It's the hysterically funny look at how far one man will go to forget a girl and all the fun he finds along the way!"

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Jason Segel
as Peter Bretter
Kristen Bell
as Sarah Marshall
Mila Kunis
as Rachel Jansen
Russell Brand
as Aldous Snow
Bill Hader
as Brian Bretter
Liz Cackowski
as Liz Bretter
Davone McDonald
as Dwayne the Bartender
Steve Landesberg
as Dr. Rosenbaum
Jonah Hill
as Matthew the Waiter
Paul Rudd
as Chuck
Kalani Robb
as Helpful Hawaiian Waiter
Francesca DeBlanco
as Hostess at Buffet
Billy Bush
as Himself
William Baldwin
as Det. Hunter Rush
Jason Bateman
as Detective on 'Animal Instincts'
Trula M. Marcus
as Lawyer on "Crime Scene"
Kirk Fox
as Mixer
June Diane Raphael
as Ann at the Bar
Carla Gallo
as Gag Me Girl
Murray Miller
as Photographer
Cynthia Lamontagne
as Female Bartender
Peter Salett
as Keyboard Player
Gedde Watanabe
as Hotel Manager
Mervyn Lilo
as Fire Dancer
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Critic Reviews for Forgetting Sarah Marshall

All Critics (185) | Top Critics (45)

Russell Brand is, for once, well cast in the role of vague, vain singer Aldous, who's also the object of obsession for a waiter and aspiring musician in the Hawaiian resort.

January 24, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Judd Apatow's comedies are always watchable and sometimes hilarious, but with the latest to emerge under his aegis, I have to admit it is getting harder to defend them against the charge of misogyny.

October 18, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It's got an engaging cast and enough laughs to compensate for some shortcomings.

October 18, 2008 | Rating: B-

With pratfalls, yucks, a crying jag, and what is starting to seem like the requisite flash of nudity, Jason Segel becomes this year's adorably hapless movie schlub.

October 18, 2008 | Full Review…
Top Critic

'Sarah Marshall' remains a film of glorious moments and memorable scenes, lovingly crafted characters and sparkling one-liners.

April 25, 2008 | Rating: 4/6 | Full Review…

Jason Segel has what Nicolas Cage and Gene Wilder and a precious handful of other witty actors have: The ability to make egregious humiliation and painful neediness a source of limitless mirth.

April 18, 2008 | Rating: 3.5/4

Audience Reviews for Forgetting Sarah Marshall


The perfect example of a clever comedy that made me laugh more in a silent way (on the inside, if that is possible) than out loud, while pulling me gradually into its story by how touching it actually is, with a deeply honest narrative and a homogeneously great cast.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

This is what happens when all the right people come together to do the right project. Funny and very memorable.

Joshua Wilburn
Joshua Wilburn

Super Reviewer


[img][/img] Sarah Marshall is one of those Apatow comedies that puts Slot A into Slot B and doesn't try to do much more than that. As a romantic comedy it sometimes relies on too many ideas from other films that share the same plot elements. Jason Segel also wrote the screenplay for the film, I think he is a hilariously funny guy but his character Peter, although likable and often funny is similar to Seth Rogen in Knocked Up and Jonah Hill in the Marshall spin off; Get Him to the Greek. As far as rom com's are concerned it's unoriginal but holds tightly together with raunchy humour that doesn't change it's tone but makes it even funnier. Full of charm and sharp performances, it's not an Apatow breakthrough like Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Knocked Up or Step Brothers it's very watchable and highly enjoyable.

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