Forgetting Sarah Marshall
It’s really hard to forget someone when you’re standing in a group that’s all eyeballing each other.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall is the movie where Jason Segel is completely naked. The End.
Just kidding! Not about the nudity, about the…whatever.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall is about a guy, Peter, whose famous girlfriend ,Sarah, dumps him, and when he takes a vacation to Hawaii…she’s staying at the same hotel. With Russell Brand. It’s basically hell on earth and Peter wants to flee badly, but the hotel’s hostess convinces him to stay and enjoy himself, and even hooks him up with a fancy suite. At first, Peter pines for Sarah but eventually he realizes that she wasn’t that great of a girlfriend and starts hanging out with the cute hostess and having fun. In the meantime, Sarah is realizing that her rocker boyfriend is a huge knob and that Peter was a great boyfriend.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall is a standard Judd Apatow raunchy comedy, with a lot of his standard players. But there is one thing this movie has that none of his other works have. PUPPETS.
The Dracula rock opera is a real thing that Jason Segel had written at some point, and the fact that it hasn’t become a real thing is greatly disappointing. The puppets in the movie were made by Jim Henson’s Creature Studio, hence their authentic Muppet look.
Starring Jason Segel (How I Met Your Mother, Freaks and Geeks), Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars [sad fact, Kristen Bell found out the show was cancelled while filming this], House of Cards), Russell Brand (stand up, being married to Katy Perry for a minute), Mila Kunis (That 70’s Show, Black Swan), Bill Hader (SNL, Adventureland), and smaller parts played by Jonah Hill, Jack McBrayer, Jason Bateman, William Baldwin, and Paul Rudd with the best line of the movie: “When life gives you lemons, just say ‘fuck the lemons’ and bail.” And that’s why there are no lemons in the menu!
One obvious option is: sweatpants, mixing bowl, and cereal. Channel your inner Peter, if you’re like me you won’t have to dig very deep.
Entree: B (your) L (all over someone’s) T(s). Sorry, everyone.
Side: A traditional Hawaiian snack, veganized Lau Lau.
Dessert: If you like Pina Coladas…and eating cake.
Mocktail: I think straight up cranberry juice is gross, but let’s still celebrate Aldous’ sobriety with a Cranberry Kiss.