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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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A comedy about getting dumped, and taking it like a man. 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:

$105,833,257
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Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Jason Segel's character plays a part of the theme of The Muppet Show (1976). In 2011, Segel and Nicholas Stoller were screenwriters for The Muppets (2011). See more »

Goofs

When Peter and Brian are talking on the web cam, Brian starts doing a dance pretending he is in Hawaii, and Peter says "they're not Native Americans." Native Hawaiians are Native Americans, they can even receive benefits under the Native American Programs Act. See more »

Quotes

Brian: You gotta get your shit together, man.
Peter Bretter: I'm trying to. It's so hard here. Brian, everywhere I look I'm reminded of her, okay? Like, she got me this, okay because I would always leave my cereal boxes open, and the cereal would get stale, and so one day I came home, and she had this waiting for me, because it keeps my cereal fresh. And now I have the freshest cereal.
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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 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.57 (2010) See more »

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10 Years Later, Jason Segels comedy strikes hot
13 July 2018 | by jackgdemossSee all my reviews

It is a travesty that I allowed this movie to simmer 10 years without sitting down to enjoy it. Being a huge How I Met Your Mother fan, and more specifically a Jason Segel fan, this was a treat. Segel's awkward charm is perfect for the narrative, and I hope another film finds space for a character like that sometime soon, though I doubt it.


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