I saw Forgetting Sarah Marshall this weekend.
I think the title of this post sums it up pretty well – it was better than I thought it would be, but I thought it would be really, really bad. I didn’t know if I wanted to see it, because it sounded so bad, from everything I had seen of it. On the other hand, I very much enjoyed Jason Segel‘s performance in Freaks and Geeks, even though his character Nick got terribly on my nerves.
Anyway, I ended up seeing it and I laughed a lot. About the dracula puppet musical. [If you want to watch the video, be warned, it’s pretty much the end, and will spoil!]
About Sarah’s TV shows.
[Crime Scene: Scene of the Crime]
About Aldous’ music videos.
[Infant Sorrow – We’ve Got To Do Something]
I loved the cameos and known faces that kept on popping up [Jason Bateman, Jonah Hill, Paul Rudd (who I almost didn’t recognise – I thought he looked more like his own brother) and, of course, William Baldwin].
Unfortunately, the characters and the story left me really cold. I just didn’t care what happened with them. (Partly, surely, because I knew what would happen after about 5 minutes into the movie.)
The biggest problem I had with it was that I had the same problem with Peter (Jason Segel’s character) that I had with Nick (Jason Segel’s character). Maybe it was a case of transference, but I suspect it was my allergy to clinginess: I just thought all the time: “Get over yourself, you wussy! And stop getting on my nerves! I MEAN IT!” And that can really ruin the cinematic experience for me.