“Forgetting Sarah Marshall” Red Band Trailer

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After “Walk Hard”, this looks a bit more like what people are expecting from a Judd Apatow production. Although it should be noted this one is not directed by him. As for me, I feel tapped out on the man-child dealing with love genre. With “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” I can see where they’re heightening the tension of your girlfriend going on to some more successful jerk by making her and the new boyfriend famous, but it makes it a less relatable. I think that’s been kind of a key to “Knocked Up” and “40 Year Old Virgin” - they’re very everyman-child.

And note to trailer cutters: Using a song from another popular comedy movie, in this case Kenny Loggins’ “I’m Alright” from the Caddyshack soundtrack, just makes me think that I won’t like this film as much as I liked that one.

But honestly, it just needs one brilliant gag that makes me think that they can make it work. That last head-bobbing one is almost there. And Jack McBrayer essentially playing 30 Rock’s Kenneth on his honeymoon brings a smile to my face. Are you looking forward to this one?

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Posted by GroundControlOne on 02/07  at  07:18 PM

That smile on your face is not a product of Jack playing Kenneth, so much as it is Jack playing himself. I think it is so excellent that he is getting some of the spotlight nowadays, he has always made me giggle. I would just like to see some range, if he has any. If not, just keep doing you, McBrayer, and I’ll stay amused.

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