Friday night, the husband is out of town, I am home with the dogs including Pukey McPukester, I have to wake up early Saturday to go to work, and I'm bored. So I check out the video-on-demand movies, and skipping over Titanic 2 (yes, really) and everything with Ashton Kutcher, I choose Get Him To The Greek.
Who is it about? The "him" is (fake) rock star Aludous Snow. "Imagine an African White Christ from Space" is how Snow describes himself in his (fake) video for the song African Child which is later voted worst song of the decade. The plot, what little there is, has a junior company schlub transporting party boy Snow from London to LA in three days.
Snow, "the most self-destructive man in show business," was last seen in the funny and sweet Forgetting Sarah Marshall. This time, Russell Brand is more crude than funny, and the laughs come from Puff Diddy (Daddy?) who is hysterical and steals the flick as an over-the-top record crude music exec.
While I think Get Him To The Greek wants to be The Hangover, it goes for crude more often than funny, is disjointed and let's face it, you can only have so many 'bangers and mash' and threesome jokes in two hours.
After two flicks, the Snow character has peaked. The upside of this movie: I am now officially looking forward to Brand as the lead character in the Arthur remake, and I did not have to sit though Titanic 2. Yep, Titanic 2. It's a real movie. Who knew?
In a spirit of generosity I give this one a 5. What would you recommend on home video?