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Story wise this film was a haphazard mishmash of random 'rock and roll' events, evenly mixed with emotional pangs which rarely hit the mark.

Comedy wise however, it was spectacular. Jonah Hill does a great job playing the young and naive record exec who lands his dream job of escorting his idol Aldous Snow (russell brand) to play a gig in 3 days. Brand is indulgently released to play, well... himself, bouncing off Jonah's straight man act as he drags him from place to place, subtly abusing him and feeding him a smorgasbord of drugs and alcohol.

There's a string of nicely placed celebrity cameos, and a knock out performance from Sean Combs (P Diddy) as Jonah's boss, who delivers some of the funniest scenes in the movie.

It doesn't deliver the full package in the way 40 year old virgin and Sarah Marshall did, but for sheer, full on belly laughs, this is worth watching.
 

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Only one problem with the movie... Russell Brand is in it.
I know. I wish they would stop putting witty, intelligent and talented comedians in comedy films. :wink:
 

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If by "witty, intelligent and talented" you mean a drug-addled, alcoholic, ex-con that is a hack, then, yes. :p
meh. The hack part i could understand, but i don't get why his past reputation is held against him so much. Most people are praised for overcoming alcoholism and drug addictions.
 

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It's because he is also an arrogant twat. Don't get me wrong he is a very talented comedian but he is also so up his own arsehole he vomits his face every morning.

That irritates me, also he says it himself in his movies every charactor is himself. That pisses me the fuck off.

I only want to see the line
"You cannot outrun me, I am black" I pissed myself at that line, thought it was hilarious
 

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It could be a good film, however I despise Brand. I don't know why I hate him, there is just something that makes you want to hit the bastard. If it had been someone else as the title character it could have allowed me to enjoy, but I won't be able to. Over all, good review!
 

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His radio shows, his stand up, his interviews, his appearances on the big fat quiz of the year, even the self indulgent tone of his autobiography which i have read.

He also admits to it in several jokes and in many comments about how he reacts, everything has to be about him

Yes a few years back I was a huge russel brand fan but he has got old, his humour more stale and his personality ever more infuriating
 

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Story wise this film was a haphazard mishmash of random 'rock and roll' events, evenly mixed with emotional pangs which rarely hit the mark.

Comedy wise however, it was spectacular. Jonah Hill does a great job playing the young and naive record exec who lands his dream job of escorting his idol Aldous Snow (russell brand) to play a gig in 3 days. Brand is indulgently released to play, well... himself, bouncing off Jonah's straight man act as he drags him from place to place, subtly abusing him and feeding him a smorgasbord of drugs and alcohol.

There's a string of nicely placed celebrity cameos, and a knock out performance from Sean Combs (P Diddy) as Jonah's boss, who delivers some of the funniest scenes in the movie.

P.S. The 2 lead roles are dicks in real life and i'm not going to put that any nicer
It doesn't deliver the full package in the way 40 year old virgin and Sarah Marshall did, but for sheer, full on belly laughs, this is worth watching.
When i last checked a Comady needs comady in it.......or is in a Resident Evil game. NOTHING in the trailer even made me think happy thoughts and after the 3rd time i was thew advert on TV i wanted to kill the buggers.
I have no problem with the actors but the story was unintresting, the comady was not even there and it was just stupid.
I love comady before people start ragging on me. Monthy Pytons Holy Grail, Blues Brothers etc i all love and are in my collection but i dislike what i call "American style" comady. I call it that as only Hollywood and an almost entire American cast push those out. Not all do but "comady's" like Hot Fuzz tho fantastic wasn't as funny to me. And the spoof "Shawn of the Dead" was soooo bad comady wise it's probbly in my top 5 worst films (number 1 being Godzilla 1998 American version).

So i'll end with a comment that won't get my balls plucked off me. It is probbly not that bad but the typr of comady means that non-american might not find it as funny and thus a worse off moive.
 

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His radio shows, his stand up, his interviews, his appearances on the big fat quiz of the year, even the self indulgent tone of his autobiography which i have read.

He also admits to it in several jokes and in many comments about how he reacts, everything has to be about him

Yes a few years back I was a huge russel brand fan but he has got old, his humour more stale and his personality ever more infuriating
Fair enough. I appreciate he loves himself, and he knows he does, but i still don't see the arrogance. He loves attention, and has developed a personality which garners it, but when he makes mistakes he handles it well, he doesn't play the victim when he fucks up (gets a lot of material out of it though), and from watching RE:brand and the Jack Keraouc Documentary he did, seems to be a decent, unbelievably honest person.

I can appreciate why people find him annoying though. The first time i ever saw him on some big brother thing he seemed like an enormous twat :grin:

ANYWAY....

Has anyone seen the film, or planning to see it? Or is this thread now for slagging off Brand and the trailer?
 

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my mom wants to see it, so I'll probably go with her

god, how pathetic does that sound?

it looks good, and I like Russel Brand. most of that percieved arrogance is part of his on-stage persona, like Larry the Cable Guy's red-neck-ness. he is that way, because it's his job to be that way. he gets on stage- and he's a douche bag, but in a funny way.

frankly most of his jokes (most of any comedian's jokes, for that matter) are directed at himself- at how big of an douchebag he is, which of course proves he isn't
 
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