Get Him to the Greek
Thoroughly repellent comedy about a record company intern trying to get a faded rock star to Hollywood for a big comeback concert. Comedy should feature amusing characters, so why does everyone have to be so unpleasant in this film? Russell Brand is a spoiled, tiresome bore as Aldous Snow. He’s doing the same rock star shtick that was funny as a side character in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, but not funny enough to carry an entire film. The only mildly humorous jokes are the parody videos of pop singer Jackie Q and rock star Aldous Snow’s hilariously awful single “African Child” that was supposed to be his career low in the film. So why does everyone now want to hear him sing it? Don’t even bother looking for sense in this brainless film which has no story arc, just lots of scenes of people partying. The cinematic equivalent of being at a celebration where everyone is drunk and you’re sober and everyone is laughing hysterically because someone just vomited all over you. Oh that happens too, by the way. A worthy contender for worst comedy of the year.