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Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

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Devastated Peter takes a Hawaiian vacation in order to deal with the recent break-up with his TV star girlfriend, Sarah. Little does he know, Sarah's traveling to the same resort as her ex - and she's bringing along her new boyfriend.

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Nicholas Stoller

Writer:

Jason Segel
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Segel ... Peter Bretter
Kristen Bell ... Sarah Marshall
Mila Kunis ... Rachel Jansen
Russell Brand ... Aldous Snow
Bill Hader ... Brian Bretter
Liz Cackowski ... Liz Bretter
Maria Thayer ... Wyoma
Jack McBrayer ... Darald
Taylor Wily ... Kemo
Da'Vone McDonald ... Dwayne the Bartender
Steve Landesberg ... Dr. Rosenbaum
Jonah Hill ... Matthew the Waiter
Paul Rudd ... Chuck
Kala Alexander ... Greg
Kalani Robb ... Helpful Hawaiian Waiter
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Storyline

Peter is a composer and a likable sad sack who's devastated when his girlfriend of five years, Sarah Marshall, the star of a cheesy CSI-style crime show, dumps him. He weeps, he rails, he mopes. Finally, his step-brother Brian suggests a vacation, so Peter heads for a resort on Oahu where, as he's checking in, he sees Sarah and her new beau, Aldous, a perverse English rocker. The weeping and moping start again, until Peter is rescued by Rachel, a thoughtful hotel clerk who invites him to a luau and to hang out. Although he constantly runs into Sarah and Aldous, Peter starts to come alive again. Will Sarah realize what she's lost, and what about Rachel? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

From the guys who brought you "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" and "Knocked Up" See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, language and some graphic nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Universal [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hawaiian | German | Japanese

Release Date:

18 April 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Forgetting Sarah Marshall See more »

Filming Locations:

Hawaii, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,725,330, 20 April 2008

Gross USA:

$63,172,463

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$105,173,115
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When the film was first released, Universal promoted it by hiring skywriters to fly over cities where it was playing with messages like, "I hate you, Sarah Marshall!" Real-life women named Sarah Marshall got calls from their friends asking if they were having any trouble with their husbands or boyfriends. Some complained to the authorities, but were told that under the First Amendment there was nothing they could do to stop it. See more »

Goofs

Peter mentions going to Laie Point, and Rachel tells him it is a "pain in the ass to get there." The cliff that Peter ends up hanging from is in someone's back yard at the end of Naupaka Street, 1/3 mile off of Kamehameha Hwy, 10 minutes from the resort. See more »

Quotes

Dwayne the Bartender: I don't understand what there is to think about.
Rachel Jansen: Because, Dee... he...
Dwayne the Bartender: She licked the tip. That doesn't count.
Rachel Jansen: Of course it counts, he...
Dwayne the Bartender: He what? He refused a blow job from his ex-girlfriend mid blow job. Do you know what that's like for a man? It's called blue balls, Rachel. This guy's like Gandhi, but better; he likes puppets. I love puppets. I love Fraggle Rock. I love Lamb Chop. I love Elmo, Sesame Street, Burt and Ernie, Snuffleupagus? Fucks my shit UP.
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Crazy Credits

Shortly after the end credits start, there is an advertisement for Sarah Marshall's new NBC crime drama, "Animal Instincts" in which her costar is Jason Bateman. See more »

Alternate Versions

The unrated version runs almost six minutes longer than the theatrical version and has a few extended scenes and scenes not included in the theatrical version which include the characters partaking in a yoga class. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Degrassi: Minis: Forgetting Sav Bhandari Part 2 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Surfin' Safari
Written by Mike Love, Brian Wilson
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Same Apatow clan, slightly different take.
7 February 2008 | by CognitionSee all my reviews

This film was shown at my university tonight and Stoller was there for a Q&A after the screening. The film was the typical Apatow romp that we have seen as of late (Superbad, Knocked up, etc.). There was the usual crude and creative humor as well inappropriate sexuality to make another great Apatow team production. People should not come in with the expectation that this is another romantic comedy reincarnation of "Knocked Up". This is more of a typical and organic romantic comedy. The heavy emotional weight and issues in "Knocked up" are not present in "Forgetting Sarah Marshall". The casting and comedic pacing was done very well and though it may not be a cinematic heavy hitter, it was very good for a directing debut and it was what movies all strive to be, entertaining.


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