movie thoughts: Forgetting Sarah Marshall

I should probably subtitle this: or why I love Judd Apatow and his peeps.

Like ’40 Year Old Virgin’, ‘Knocked Up’ and ‘Superbad’, ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’ was hilarious because of its 100% pure honesty. 

Peter has been dating Sarah for 5 years.  Sarah is a successful tv star, Peter writes the music for her TV show.  One day, Sarah comes home and tells Peter that its over, she’s found someone else.  In an attempt to cheer himself up (well, not his first, he tries a few other things) he goes off to Hawaii, a place Sarah always talked about as being gorgeous and beautiful. 

Of course, when he gets there, Sarah is also enjoyed Hawaii with her new boyfriend.  Hilarity ensues.

Seriously, I don’t want to tell you any more about the movie because you should just see it. 

You know, despite all their immaturity so far as the dick/fart jokes, Judd Apatow [et al.] movies are some of the most mature movies when it comes to portraying relationships.  We’ve seen the typical romantic comedies, we’re familiar with the formula of what the guy should be like, what the ex should be like, what the new girl should be like blah blah blah.  Well, FSM does not have that.  Our lead guy, he’s kind of a schlub.  Sarah dumps him for many valid reasons.  The new girl isn’t perfect either.  The new boyfriend isn’t evil.  They are all somewhat normal people and there is a certain truth in their interactions that just amazes me. 

So, yeah, I loved this movie.  It could have been a little bit shorter (I was almost 2 hours long, I think…) but it was so great.  I know I will buy it to watch again (and I think I might pick up the soundtrack too…)

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