The clan Apatow is back again, but with a different spin. I like the fact that it allows each Apatow talented actors of his original projects to come back and take a break on the big screen one at a time. In the same vein of The 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up and Superbad… Forgetting Sarah Marshall (Kristin Bell) pretends to be a comedy scandal, but eventually find a way to relate to everyone on a level much more emotional.
Peter Bretter (Jason Segel) has a lot going for him. He is a composer for a hit television show, which also celebrates its very hot stars and friend Sarah Marshall (Kristen Bell). When Sarah Marshall dumps him for an English rock star (Russell Brand), his whole life seems to fall apart. Peter fled to Hawaii to get away, but instead is checking at the same hotel as Sarah and his new flame. Fortunately, Peter meets Racheal and find a reason to move forward.
When I first saw the trailer for this film, I was not expecting much. I thought there was no way Apatow that these vehicles can keep their momentum. I was also skeptical of the new man front, Jason Segel. I loved Segel in "Freaks and Geeks" and "illegal", and therefore I am fully confident in his abilities, not simply the man as a leader in a big budget comedy. I was wrong. It was fantastic, and will now have the opportunity to star again and again. His performance was dead on what you want on a Apatow comedy, and there are certainly a few moments outrageous. It went very well across the two beautiful women who are also in this film.
Kristen Bell is running in the first performance of her career with this film. I have never been a fan of all of his work, and always saw her as just a pretty face. Well, not only has she a pretty face of it, it has also played a major obstacle to Segel. Another pretty face of it, was Mila Kunis. It was far more sexy that I never thought, and played a big role. Usually, "the new girl" is hokey, but Kunis is indeed very pleasing to look at.