Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Crass comedy has lots of sex, nudity, language.

R 2008 111 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 12 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 43 reviews

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age 18+

Incredible movie, great dialogue, deep characters

This move is absolutely hilarious. Most romcoms are trite, predictable and follow the most predictable tropes. This movie whilst contains the same elements from the genre, it is head and shoulders above the rest. Although some may be put off by the full male nudity and crass humour it proves to differentiate itself with excellent acting, sympathetic characters and intelligent humour. The screenwriters present an affable leading man we can all root for. Siegel proves to be a lovable hero and his relatability is the driving force for this comedy juggernaut. The whole movie I just want to high five Peter Bretter. Then there’s the Russel Brand scenes which are hilarious, and surprisingly has some catchy singing and his rockstar character persona deserves its own review for how spot on it is. His whole persona and sexualised ora deserves a couple spin offs alone. I know there’s “get him to the greek” but it deserves another one. I’m disappointed that they didn’t use Jonah Hill from this movie as Aldous’ giant fan boy, but as a different character, Aaron.
age 15+


Violence 0/5 Sex 5/5 Language 5/5 Drink/Drugs/Smoking 4/5

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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