Tuesday, June 8, 2010

MOVIE REVIEW: "Get Him to the Greek"

MOVIE REVIEW
Get Him to the Greek

Starring Russell Brand as Aldous Snow, a stereotypical wacked-out rock star and Jonah Hill as Aaron Green, a young and na├»ve record company intern, Get Him to the Greek  tells  the outrageous story of an adoring  fan (Hill) who  assumes a "dream"  job  as the personal assistant (babysitter), responsible for delivering his rock and roll  hero (Brand) from London to an internationally televised concert appearance in LA. 

Based on my own personal experiences touring with national level rock bands, I can say that the film offers a very accurate account of the sex, drugs, egos and psychosis so prevalent in the music business. In fact, it took about 45 minutes for me to realize that the film was a comedy and not a documentary.

It certainly ain't This is Spinal Tap, but Get Him to the Greek  is a lot of fun and offers many of its own Spinal Tap-like catch phrases and terminology ("Jeffery," "Stroke the furry wall," "Mind-F'n," etc.) The soundtrack is packed with high energy, guitar-driven pop / rock gems and P. Diddy just might be my new favorite actor!

Well worth the $8.50 admission. As for the $3.75 I paid for the 80% empty box of Butterfinger minis, well that's another story.

-Christopher Long
(June 2010)
 

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