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||An original screenplay using a character first seen in “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”.
||Nicolas Stroller and Jason Segal (characters)
||“The Greek” is the Greek Theatre a 5800 seat open air music venue in Los Angeles .
||Russell Brand, Rose Byrne, Pink, Christina Aguilera, Colm Meaney, Jonah Hill, Elisabeth Moss, Sean Combs, Kristen Bell, Pharrell Williams, Paul Krugman
||A minor record company executive is given the task of getting a burnt out British rock and roll idol from London to New York for a Today Show interview and then onwards to Los Angeles for a concert at the Greek. Failure will not be tolerated, but even so three days of drug and alcohol fuelled excess makes success unlikely.
||An almost continuous succession of set pieces containing drug taking, drinking, drunkeness, sex and nudity interspaced with some rather rude or ridiculous videos, some fun interviews and a number of pretty good rock numbers.
||I was ready to dislike this, not liking Russell Brand’s public persona at the time, but instead I really enjoyed it, and surprisingly so did the critics. There is good music and for me “The Clap” really stood out with its African drumming accompaniment. A fun watch if you are not easily offended.