Forgetting Sarah Marshall

September 15, 2008

Memorable quotes

Filed under: movies — Tags: , , , — largehadroncollider @ 11:07 am

Matthew: I have a question for you real quick. What did you think of my demo? Did you get it?
Aldous Snow: I was gonna listen to that, but then, um, I just carried on living my life.

Brian: You don’t need to put your P in a V right now.
Peter Bretter: No, I need to B my L on someone’s T’s.

Surfing Instructor: Come on out. Oh, the weather outside is weather…

Surfing Instructor: When life gives you lemons, just say ‘Fuck the lemons,’ and bail.

Matthew: Oh ok, I’ll just go fuck myself then.

Darald: God put our mouths on our head for a reason. No!

Peter Bretter: Maybe this is a sign from God that I should forget her.
Darald: Maybe this is a sign that you should be *with* her. I love her show. When they mix the sexuality and the violence, I like it.

Surfing Instructor: You sound like you’re from London!

Surfing Instructor: I like her red hair. I wonder if the carpet matches her pubes.

Peter Bretter: You shall not pass!

Kemo: Are those sad tissues or happy tissues?

Matthew: I just went from six to midnight.

Model: [very unenthusiastically, while having sex with Peter] Uh. Uh. Uh. Uh. I just came. Uh. Uh. Uh.

Surfing Instructor: If you get bitten by a shark, you’re not just gonna give up surfing, are you?
Peter Bretter: …yeah, probably

Surfing Instructor: There’s only one cure for pain like that.
Peter Bretter: What?
Surfing Instructor: Weed. Ya got any?
Peter Bretter: No.
Surfing Instructor: Well then let’s just go surfing!

Sarah Marshall: Remember how we thought the killer masturbated before commiting his crimes?
Detective Hunter Rush: Yes?
Sarah Marshall: Take a look…
Detective Hunter Rush: …Looks like where he’s going he’ll need to know how to masturbate.

Peter Bretter: [flexing flabby pecs in mirror] Good for you Peter, good for you.

Peter Bretter: I wanna stand up before I leave.
Surfing Instructor: I don’t think you’re ready, man.
Peter Bretter: I’m ready to ride fucking giants, Kunu.
Surfing Instructor: I think you’re ready.

Surfing Instructor: Aloha, man. My name’s Kunu.
Peter Bretter: I know, we met duing the surf lesson!
Surfing Instructor: Oh right, you’re that guy who works for Kaiser Permanente!
Peter Bretter: No, I’m Peter! We had a really nice talk out on the water!
Surfing Instructor: Oh.
Surfing Instructor: Coooool.

Surfing Instructor: I once saw him beat a guy up with a starfish!
Peter Bretter: That’s ridiculous.
Surfing Instructor: That guy was me.

Peter Bretter: Oh, if they were Sean Jean sweatpants it would be no problem, but because they were Costco brand, it’s the worst thing I could do.

Sarah Marshall: Seemingly, the only actresses that can survive are the ones that show their cooter and I refuse to that. Excuse me, but I have a little dignity.

Peter Bretter: How are things going with the lady?
Darald: Not awesome. She’s complicated, like the Da Vinci Code, except harder to crack.

Darald: What’s the state fish of Hawaii?
Dwayne the Bartender: The Humuhumunukunukuapua’a. Yeah, bitch!

Sarah Marshall: I need you to get hard, Pete.
Peter Bretter: I know what I’m supposed to do.

Sarah Marshall: [lifts up the sheet] What do you think, Rush?
Detective Hunter Rush: [cringes] It’s going to be hard for her to reenter the pageant… without a face.

Darald: You have Christ between your thighs… only with a shorter beard.

Dwayne the Bartender: Snuffleupagous fucks my shit up!

Dwayne the Bartender: Why won’t anybody go snorkeling with me?

Aldous Snow: [after spilling red wine on his shirt] Oh God, please take my eyes, but not the shirt!

Dwayne the Bartender: He turned down a blow job from his ex-girlfriend… mid-blowjob. You know how hard that is for a man? It’s called blue balls. He’s like Gandhi! But better – he likes puppets!

Aldous Snow: Look at my limo driver… I’m going to have sex with her! alright!

Darald: Let me just say that if God was a city planner he would not put a playground next to a sewage system!

Peter Bretter: You’re like one of those women from Flavor of Love. ‘I’m gonna kill you’

Darald: Off to find the mythical clitoris!

Gag Me Girl: Hi.
Peter Bretter: Hi.
Gag Me Girl: Hi.
Peter Bretter: Hi.
Gag Me Girl: Hi.
Peter Bretter: Can you stop doing that?
Gag Me Girl: Do you want to gag me?
Peter Bretter: You brought a gag?
Gag Me Girl: Yeah, and handcuffs. So do you wanna gag me?
Peter Bretter: Well, I kinda want to now.

Aldous Snow: I mean, I’ve heard that women do fake orgasms, but I’ve never seen it… It really, deeply upset me.

Aldous Snow: Yeah, I had a girl cheat on me once, with both Liam Gallagher and Noel Gallagher.

Sarah Marshall: Do you want to put some clothes on!
Peter Bretter: Oh, would you like to pick out the outfit that you break up with me in!

Surfing Instructor: I’m going to give you a Hawaiian name…Peepyopee!

Peter Bretter: Is she coming this way?
Rachel Jansen: Yep.
Peter Bretter: I wish I wasn’t wearing this fucking shirt.

Sarah Marshall: What are you doing here?
Peter Bretter: I’ve come here to kill you!

Sarah Marshall: I hate your music.
Aldous Snow: Yeah well, I fucked the housekeeper the other day.

Aldous Snow: How you served five years under her, I don’t know. You deserve a medal, or a holiday or at least a cuddle from somebody


Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Filed under: movies — Tags: , , , — largehadroncollider @ 10:58 am

Devastated Peter takes a Hawaii vacation in order to deal with 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.

When you’ve got a good job and a world-famous girlfriend, you’ve got it all, right?!? Forgetting Sarah Marshall is a Coming of Age story told well and acted better. Peter Bretter (played by Jason Segal and also the movies writer) is a man too comfortable, sitting on his couch-world, to grasp that everyone must grow up and in the process, change or people will leave him behind.

Peter writes/performs the musical score to a successful TV drama in which his girlfriend, Sarah Marshall, is the lead actress. Sarah leaves Peter, and thus starts Peters journey with the help of friends, to realize that he didnt really like the life he was living. They help him forget Sarah Marshall to grow and change his life for the better.

Peter’s half-brother (Bill Hader as Brian Bretter) is the reflection Peter sees in the mirror and is reluctant to embrace –in a relationship with responsibilities to a partner that goes beyond physical presence. [Interesting to note the evolution of Mr. Segal from his supporting role as Jason in 2007s Knocked Up another coming of age movie for 20-somethings…the movie is filled with internal compare/contrasts to itself and the Actor’s other works and real-life asperations. How much is intentional and how much is coincident is left to the viewer, but this is a smartly written adult comedy.]

Kristen Bell as the title’s “Sarah Marshall” does well with the material — her character is mult-dimensional as she is both the villain and the victim. While her character emotionally hurts Peter, she has cause as revealed in a fairly depicted series of flashbacks. [It is interesting to note, Sarah’s desire to break out from being a successful TV actress to movies is an interesting simile to Peter’s desire to break out from being a successful TV mood musician to aspiration to become a Rock Opera composer and Ms. Bell plays it well from the heart as if she also longs break out of the Veronica Mars role to her first leading actress role.]

But it is not just Peter that Sarah is running from; she has run into the arms of Aldous Snow (Russell Brand), a famous lead singing rock star. Snow almost steals the movie, with his philosophical musings and ability to play the guy you want to hate but wish was my best friend despite stealing my girlfriend role perfectly. In some ways Peter sees Snow as the worldly guy he wishes he was, but Peter realizes that he cannot be like Snow and force the world to take him as he is and be successful, but rather adapt to the world in his own terms to succeed. [Of course there are parallels when Snow plays to the crowd and to his girl and when Peter plays to another crowd and his girl…the men are more similar on stage than they realize, which may be why Peter likes Snow.] At the critical point, it is Snow’s unwillingness to grow that has him to move on and gives the opportunity he thought he sought — the chance to reunite with Sarah.

However, prior to getting to that point in the story, Peter gets off his real and proverbial couch to meet a series of people whom help him “forget” Sarah. Pride, self-worth and compromise are explored well without bogging down nor being too serious. Central to Peter’s growth are Chuck (Paul Rudd) and Rachel Jansen (Mila Kunis). Chuck is the surfing instructor who sees the hurt behind Peters eyes and teaches him to stand on a surf board (another analogy for standing up for himself/getting back up when one is knocked down). While played at times for laughs, there are real life-lessons in what Chuck, Rachel and the other characters offer Peter. Ultimately, Peter stands up and realizes that his affection for Rachel is real and worth the risks to help out a friend. Through them, Peter breaks out and becomes the man he learns he wants to be and achieves the personal satifaction and professional success he seeks.

The movie is rated R for (strong male and some female) nudity, sex scenes, language and alcohol use discussion about drugs. It is not recommended for young children.

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