June 8, 2010 > Movie Review: Get him to the Greek
Movie Review: Get him to the Greek
By Fina Mora
You might want to strap yourself to your seat because director Nicholas Stroller's "Get Him to the Greek" will have you falling off in a fit of laughter. Aaron Green is a young recording executive who successfully pitches the idea of getting Aldous Snow (Russell Brand) to attend the 10th anniversary comeback concert at the Greek Theater to his manic mogul boss, Sergio Roma (Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs). Aldous, a famous British rocker, descended into drugs and depravity after a disastrous music video flop, "African Child," and is now a drunken disaster.
Liking what he hears, Sergio gives Aaron three days to fetch Snow from London and personally escort him to the Greek, with the caveat that he will be dealing with "the worst person on Earth." What begins as a simple task, Aaron soon discovers is decidedly not. Not only is Snow the most conniving, self-destructive musician in the world, but he's also pining for his lost love, model/pop star Jackie Q (Rose Byrne), living in Los Angeles with their seven year-old son.
When these two entirely incompatible individuals collide, the real fun begins. Even Aaron's all-business attitude is not enough to overpower Aldous' need to party. Along the way, Aldous and Aaron make stops in New York and Las Vegas; temptation has never sounded so great, especially for Aaron who must try to remain faithful to his med student girlfriend Daphne (Elisabeth Moss).
Hilarity is a constant companion on each leg of the trip... wholly enjoyable. A particularly amusing moment involves an appearance on The Today Show which is nearly foiled, not by Aldous, but by Aaron who walks in sky high, taking down lights and freaking out other guests.
Even more memorable is their trip to Vegas; Combs' character is so out of control, you'll never look at him the same way again - or ever forget what a Jeffrey is once you've seen it.
Runtime: 2 hours