Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Doofus musician Peter (Jason Segel) has spent six years idolizing his girlfriend, television star Sarah Marshall. When she dumps him, he takes an impulsive trip to Oahu, Hawaii, where he is confronted by his worst nightmare: his ex and her hip new Rock Star boyfriend, Aldous, are staying at the same resort…..

Forgetting Sarah Marshall is one of those guy-rom-coms. The interesting thing is that all the characters are actually really nice. Even the dastardly Aldous – played with flair by Brit shock-jock Russell Brand – does his level-best to befriend Peter, and he’s only ever honest. Even Sarah Marshall, the ice queen bitch (Kristen Bell) is ultimately redeemable. Paul Rudd is also unrecognisably fantastic as the stoner surf-dude Chuck. But it’s Peter who stands out as a genuine decent human being trying to find his way back from the pain of a horrible relationship. And we’ve all been there. Jason Segel is Everyman; just taller. The Turtle Bay Resort on North Shore, Oahu – about 45 minutes out from Honolulu, gets something of a star billing too. I’d travel, now, if I could.

And PS – just to show that someone out there has brains as well as a sense of humour – here’s an NBC website for Crime Scene, Scene of the Crime, starring Sarah and that Baldwin brother.