Now for my opinion of Forgetting Sarah Marshall — I saw it today — it is the story of a composer (Peter) who has been dating a popular TV star (Sarah) for 5 years when she breaks up with him for a younger rock star who isn’t very good and super full of himself! Peter doesn’t take it well and needs to get away from constant reminders of his love of Sarah. So, he decides to take a vacation in Hawaii. When he gets there, he finds out that Sarah and her new boyfriend are also vacationing in Hawaii — in the SAME resort! What are the odds??? ha-ha During his visit, he keeps running into Sarah and her new beau and gets to know the staff and other vacationers – most of which are either really strange or total idiots!!!! He becomes close with Rachael, the girl at the front desk, who seems to be the nicest, most level headed person at the resort — that is, until she runs into her ex-boyfriend and turns into a foul mouthed wild woman!!!!
The story is cute and most of the scenes are funny — but, all the bazaar characters and the fact that everyone has sex like rabbits gets in the way of the story. It would have been much better if they left more to the imagination and focused more on the awkward situation of them all being in the same resort. Instead, a lot of the story got lost in translation and the jokes often fell flat. I also thought the nudity was a little much — I am not a prude, by any means, but I didn’t think it was necessary to have several full frontal shots of Peter in all his glory – and I’m not talking quick flash shots, either……..
I don’t think it was a total loss and I did find it to be funny, for the most part — but, I would have been happier if I had waiting until it came out on cable and I didn’t have to pay for it. I give it a neutral rating of C+ and only recommend it for those of you who like that bazaar brand of humor and I DON’T recommend it for young children without their parents seeing it first to decide if they want them to see it or not.