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Get Him to the Greek (2010)

  • Rate: 6.5/10 total 68,588 votes 
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 4 June 2010 (USA)
  • Runtime: 109 min
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  • IMDb page: Get Him to the Greek (2010)
  • Rate: 6.5/10 total 68,588 votes 
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 4 June 2010 (USA)
  • Runtime: 109 min
  • Filming Location: 550 S. Flower St, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Gross: $60,923,325(USA)(8 August 2010)
  • Director: Nicholas Stoller
  • Stars: Jonah Hill, Russell Brand and Elisabeth Moss
  • Original Music By: Lyle Workman   
  • Soundtrack: Strict Machine
  • Sound Mix: SDDS | DTS | Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Concert | Rock Star | Record Company | Intern | Drugs

Writing Credits By:

  • Nicholas Stoller (written by)
  • Jason Segel (characters)

Known Trivia

  • Russell Brand filmed scenes performing as rock star Aldous Snow at his sell-out comedy show “Scandalous”, in front of 20,000 people, at the O2 arena in London. Jack Black and Jason Segel joined him on stage.
  • Emily Blunt was announced for the role of Jackie Q, but had to pull out.
  • Russell Brand nearly chipped a tooth while filming ‘The Clap’ performance scene.
  • The Greek Theatre’s marquee includes Bob and the Yeoman, a reference to director of photography Robert D. Yeoman.
  • The photo Aldous pulls out of himself as a young, chubby boy is an actual photo of Russell Brand as a child. It features in his autobiography “My Bookywook”.
  • A 4.0 earthquake occurred during the filming of a scene between Aaron and Daphne. The quake and Jonah Hill’s startled reaction were captured in the take and included in the DVD’s gag reel.

Goofs: Continuity: When

Plot: A record company intern is hired to accompany out-of-control British rock star Aldous Snow to a concert at L.A.'s Greek Theater. Full summary »  »

Story: English rock star Aldous Snow relapses into drugs and booze after a break up and a disastrous record. In L.A., Aaron Green works for a record company stuck in recession. Aaron's boss gives him a career making task – to bring Aldous from London to L.A. for a concert in 72 hours. That day, Aaron's girlfriend Daphne tells him she wants to finish her medical residency in Seattle. Aaron's sure this ends their relationship. In London, things aren't much better: Aldous delays their departure several times, plies Aaron with vices, and alternates between bad behavior and trenchant observations. Can Aaron moderate Aldous's substance abuse and get him to the Greek? What about Daphne?Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>  

Synopsis

Synopsis: Rock star Aldous Snow (Russell Brand) releases an album and an accompanying single "African Child". The song and music video flops, is banned and called "the worst thing to happen to Africa since the apartheid" by NME. His girlfriend, Jackie Q (Rose Byrne), takes custody of their son, Naples, and leaves him; as a result, Aldous hits rock bottom by drinking and doing drugs excessively once again.

Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, Aaron Green (Jonah Hill) is a driven, idealistic young college graduate who works as a low-level talent scout at Pinnacle Records. He lives with his girlfriend, Daphne (Elisabeth Moss), a doctor in her internship, but they do not get to see each other often due to her heavy work schedule. Pinnacle Records has lost a lot of money, so the head of the company, Sergio Roma (Sean "Diddy" Combs), asks for ideas. Green proposes to have Aldous Snow play at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles for the tenth anniversary of a particularly famous performance there. One month later, he sends Aaron to London to retrieve Aldous. Before leaving, Aaron visits sleep-deprived Daphne at her hospital to tell her that he’ll be gone for a few days. She informs Aaron that she received a job offer at a hospital in Seattle, where she will have a less hectic work schedule. Aaron doesn’t appreciate her insisting that they move to Seattle and leave their current jobs behind, and an argument ensues and leads to an implied break-up.

After retrieving Aldous from his apartment, Aaron tries desperately to control Aldous’ rambunctious behavior, which causes them to miss several flights. They bar-hop across the city for several hours, leaving a trail of women and alcohol in their wake. Daphne calls him to apologize for the fight, but Aaron already believes that they had broken up. Throughout this partying, buttons on Aaron’s cell phone (placed in his pocket) accidentally call his girlfriend, and his girlfriend overhears him partying with other women.

Once the two have made it to New York, they proceed to Aldous’ Welcome Back performance on Today. Aaron receives word from Sergio to keep Aldous sober for his performance, and Aaron consumes all of Aldous’ alcohol and marijuana on the way to the program. Minutes before the performance, Aldous realizes that he is unable to remember the lyrics to his favorite song, "African Child", shortly after Aaron had admitted to "African Child" being his least favorite Infant Sorrow song. Placing resentment and blame on Aaron, he sends him on a frenzy of drunk desperation in search of the lyrics. Aaron is unable to complete this task, and after the first few bars of "African Child", Aldous stops his band, and plays one of his older hits called "The Clap" to cheers and excitement from the audience. Aaron had also mentioned earlier that "The Clap" is his personal favorite.

While preparing to fly to Los Angeles, Aldous forces Aaron to smuggle heroin in his anus. During their travels and time in London and New York, Aaron learns that Aldous has become miserable and lonely, as he misses his son and has not seen any signs of genuine love from his own dad in years. Aaron shares his relationship troubles, and Aldous encourages him to enjoy his time in Los Angeles. Giving advice to Aldous, Aaron suggests he visits Jackie Q and his father and so the two make a stop in Las Vegas the night prior to the show to see Aldous’s father. Sergio also arrives, wanting to help oversee the final proceedings. Sergio hooks up Aaron with a ditzy, sexually rambunctious girl named Destiny (Carla Gallo), who takes him to a room, shows him her pubic hair and rapes him. During this, his phone against accidentally calls his Daphne and she hears an out-of-context sample of what is going on. After Aaron tells Aldous that he has been raped, the other men laugh it off, and they encourage him to smoke a "Geoffrey", a joint which is eventually described as "a Neapolitan of drugs". Upon being told about the extra ingredients in the Geoffrey, Aaron panics and starts believing he is having a heart attack (he is actually just having a bad trip). Aldous’ father repeatedly says that it is a heart attack, making the trip worse, whilst Aldous repeatedly attempts to calm Aaron down by telling him "to stroke the furry wall". Aldous has a fight with his father; Sergio jumps in the fight (also high on Geoffrey), and their tussle ends up setting the hotel room on fire. Aldous attempts to help Aaron with an adrenaline shot to the heart and they run out of the hotel, chased by Sergio who is then hit by a car.

Aldous and Aaron are driven to Los Angeles, where Snow visits Jackie Q. She has been sleeping with Metallica’s drummer, Lars Ulrich (playing himself) – and is apparently engaged to him, and confesses to Aldous that Naples is not actually his biological son. This depresses him even further. Meanwhile, Aaron goes to his home to apologize to Daphne. The are interrupted when Aldous Snow comes to their house and becomes involved in the conversation. Snow proposes that he, Aaron, and Daphne engage in a threesome because Aaron had been with other women during his time with Aldous Snow. During the threesome, resentful Aaron angrily decides to kiss Aldous, eventually ending the threesome. Daphne feels horrible about the threesome, and storms out of the room. Aaron angrily tells Aldous to go, and criticizes Aldous’ overall mental state.

Instead of preparing for his show, Aldous goes to the rooftop of the Standard Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles, and calls Aaron, threatening to jump. Aaron rushes to the hotel rooftop pool in an attempt to coax Aldous down from the roof. Aldous attempts to jump down to the pool instead of killing himself, and accidentally shatters his arm against the poolside. Aldous tells Aaron that he is lonely and feels unconnected to people. Aaron tells Aldous that he is trying too hard, and that thousands of fans love him and are waiting just to see his face. Aldous, inspired by Aaron’s words, decides to go and perform at the Greek theatre. Aaron tries to take him to the hospital, but Aldous insists on making it to his performance at the Greek. Upon his arrival, Sergio attempts to offer Aaron drugs to give to Aldous to ease the pain he is in. Aaron angrily refuses and quits his job on the spot. He walks stage-side with Aldous, trying to convince him one last time to go to the hospital instead. However, Aaron sees how happy Aldous is performing and allows him to continue while he himself goes home and reconciles with his girlfriend. Months later in Seattle (where Aaron and his girlfriend have moved), a healthier and sober Aldous Snow has returned to fame with a single produced by Aaron based on events from their night in Las Vegas, performing on the VH1 Storytellers program.

 

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Judd Apatow known as producer
  • David L. Bushell known as producer (as David Bushell)
  • Phil Eisen known as associate producer
  • Rodney Rothman known as producer
  • Jason Segel known as co-producer
  • Richard Vane known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Russell Brand known as Aldous Snow
  • Rose Byrne known as Jackie Q
  • Tyler McKinney known as African Child in Video
  • Zoe Salmon known as Herself
  • Lino Facioli known as Naples
  • Lars Ulrich known as Himself
  • Mario López known as Himself
  • Pink known as Herself
  • Billy Bush known as Himself
  • Kurt Loder known as Himself (as Kurt F. Loder)
  • Christina Aguilera known as Herself
  • Colm Meaney known as Jonathan Snow
  • Ray Siegle known as Paparazzo in Los Angeles
  • Chad Cleven known as Paparazzo in Los Angeles
  • Jonathan Chris Lopez known as Paparazzo in Los Angeles
  • Vero Felice Monti known as Paparazzo in Los Angeles
  • Danny O'Leary known as Himself
  • Jonah Hill known as Aaron Green
  • Elisabeth Moss known as Daphne Binks
  • Aziz Ansari known as Matty
  • Sean Combs known as Sergio Roma
  • Kali Hawk known as Kali
  • Nick Kroll known as Kevin
  • Brandon Johnson known as Pinnacle Executives (as Brandon Andrew Johnson)
  • Ivan Shaw known as Pinnacle Executives
  • Ellie Kemper known as Pinnacle Executives
  • Jake M. Johnson known as Jazz Man (as Jake Johnson)
  • Da'Vone McDonald known as Sergio's Security Guard (as Davone McDonald)
  • Derek Resallat known as Dr. Coltrane (as Derek Ressallat)
  • Karl Theobald known as Duffy Servant Dude
  • Dinah Stabb known as Lena Snow
  • Greg Sekweyama known as Aldous' Mate in London
  • Jamie Sives known as Aldous' Mate in London
  • Tom Felton known as Himself
  • Zoe Richards known as Club Girl in London
  • Jessica Ellerby known as Club Girl in London
  • Tony Van Silva known as Old Man on Bike
  • Meddy Ford known as Party Girl in Limo
  • Rebecca Kinder known as Party Girl in Limo
  • Jim Piddock known as Limousine Driver in London
  • Kristen Bell known as Sarah Marshall
  • Ricky Schroder known as Himself (as Rick Schroder)
  • Ryan Shiraki known as Rianna the Hairdresser
  • José Ramón Rosario known as Limousine Driver in New York
  • Pharrell Williams known as Himself (as Pharrell)
  • Kristen Schaal known as Today Show Production Assistant
  • Meredith Vieira known as Herself
  • Sean Mannion known as Today Show Sound Guy
  • David Auerbach known as Today Show Stage Manager
  • Howard Strawbridge known as Today Show Lighting Director (as Howard F. Strawbridge)
  • Stephen G. Lucas known as Today Show Director
  • Paul Krugman known as Himself
  • Lenny Widegren known as Infant Sorrow Guitarist
  • Roger Joseph Manning Jr. known as Infant Sorrow Keyboardist / Guitarist (as Roger Manning Jr.)
  • Sean Hurley known as Infant Sorrow Bassist
  • Victor Indrizzo known as Infant Sorrow Drummer
  • Ato Essandoh known as Smiling African Drummer
  • Bashiri Johnson known as African Percussionist
  • Kimati Dinizulu known as African Percussionist
  • Gary Fritz known as African Percussionist
  • Jelani Johnson known as African Percussionist
  • Daoud Woods known as African Percussionist
  • Sheldon Goode known as African Percussionist
  • Mauwena Kodjovi known as African Percussionist
  • Rich Child known as Today Show Audience Member
  • Caroline Limata known as Today Show Audience Member
  • John J. Schneider known as Lead Security at the Today Show
  • Aurora Nonas-Barnes known as Oak Room Girl
  • Jennifer Perry known as Flirtatious Party Girl
  • Lindsey Broad known as Pocket Dial Girl
  • Nicole Sciacca known as Dancer at Nightclub in New York
  • Thomas Nowell known as S&M Guy Who Looks Like Moby
  • Duane Sequira known as Drug Dealer in New York
  • Ronald J. Garner known as TSA Agent at JFK
  • Joyful Drake known as Sergio's Baby Mama
  • Francesca DelBanco known as Admiral Club Attendant
  • T.J. Miller known as Brian the Concierge
  • Neal Brennan known as Guy at Brian's House
  • Stephanie Faracy known as Wendy
  • Brian Duprey known as Frank Look-Alike
  • Kyle Diamond known as Sammy Look-Alike
  • Thomas R. Wallek known as Joey Look-Alike
  • Drew Anthony Carrano known as Dean Look-Alike
  • Kelly Ann Buckman known as Waitress
  • Giusy Castiglione known as Lap Dancer in Vegas (as Giuseppina Castiglione)
  • Christine Nguyen known as Lap Dancer in Vegas (as Christine T. Nguyen)
  • Diana Terranova known as Lap Dancer in Vegas
  • Ava Vassileva known as Topless Party Girl
  • Carla Gallo known as Destiny
  • Carlos Jacott known as Navigator Driver in Vegas
  • Rino Romano known as Voice (voice)
  • Joe Benson known as DJ (voice)
  • Sarah Haskins known as Girl in Crowd at Standard Hotel
  • Andrew Burlinson known as Hipster in Crowd at Standard Hotel
  • Tom Chadwick known as Tom the Assistant
  • Mike Viola known as Furry Walls Rhythm Guitarist
  • Dan Rothchild known as Furry Walls Bassist
  • Dayton Knoll known as VH1 Storyteller Audience Member
  • Chris J. Evans known as VH1 Storyteller Audience Member
  • Hannah Cowley known as VH1 Storyteller Audience Member
  • Hannah Schick known as VH1 Storyteller Audience Member
  • Megan Presley known as VH1 Storyteller Audience Member
  • Lonnie Henderson known as American Solider (as Lonnie L. Henderson)
  • Christopher James Legaspi known as Concert Fan (as Christopher Legaspi)
  • Don Abernathy known as Fan at Concert (uncredited)
  • George Aloi known as Airline Passenger (uncredited)
  • Steve Antonucci known as Today Show Fan (uncredited)
  • Charlotte Atkinson known as Hot Girl Kissing Jackie Q (uncredited)
  • Austin Auger known as Pit Fan (uncredited)
  • Bobby Bank known as Photographer (uncredited)
  • Rob Beddall known as Man in the crowd (uncredited)
  • Elena Beuca known as Monique (uncredited)
  • Michael Bravo known as Strip Pedestrian (uncredited)
  • John Smith Burnside known as Rat Pack Show Patron (uncredited)
  • Elisar Cabrera known as Fan at Concert (uncredited)
  • Aiden Cardei known as Concert Goer (uncredited)
  • Sheryl Chambers known as Angry Flight Attendant (uncredited)
  • Patty Chong known as Club Patron (uncredited)
  • Amy Clarke known as Groupie at Gig (uncredited)
  • Peter Conboy known as Soccer Coach (uncredited)
  • Sterling Cooper known as Red Cross (uncredited)
  • Tyler Corbin known as Dancing Fan (uncredited)
  • Chris J. Cullen known as Fan (uncredited)
  • Timothy Currie known as Clap Singer #1 (uncredited)
  • Daniela Dakich known as Aldous Groupie (uncredited)
  • Tracy Dali known as Dancer (uncredited)
  • DeRay Davis known as Sugar Bones (uncredited)
  • Tyler Matthew Davis known as Dancer (uncredited)
  • Cody Deal known as Strip Club Patron (uncredited)
  • Michael Dean known as Crazed Fan (uncredited)
  • Aaron Dissell known as Sergio's Angry Club Friend (uncredited)
  • Ezra Edmond known as Sorrow Sucker (uncredited)
  • Vanessa Elgrichi known as Waitress (uncredited)
  • Mohamed Ibrahim Elkest known as Mad Patient (uncredited)
  • Vincent Ferro known as Fan (uncredited)
  • Gregory George Frank known as Documentary Director (uncredited)
  • Rupert Frazer known as Famous Author (uncredited)
  • Lanette Fugit known as Sexy Street Walker (uncredited)
  • Marc C. Geschwind known as Las Vegas Paparazzi (uncredited)
  • Lisa Gifford known as Girl in Crowd (uncredited)
  • Vaughn Goland known as Rock 'n Roll Guy (uncredited)
  • Alma Grey known as Nurse Daphne in Video (uncredited)
  • Courtney Hart known as Audience Member (uncredited)
  • Mike Hennessey known as Frustrated Airline Passenger (uncredited)
  • Lee Eric Hill known as Valet (uncredited)
  • Richard Hochman known as Valet (uncredited)
  • Marcus Hopkins known as College Student (uncredited)
  • Robert Scott Howard known as Jon (uncredited)
  • Annie Hsu known as Club Patron In New York (uncredited)
  • Amber Renee Jenkins known as Rock 'n' Roll Girl (uncredited)
  • Jian known as Model (uncredited)
  • Jill Jordan known as Entourage Girl (uncredited)
  • Benjamin Kanes known as Singing Concert Fan (uncredited)
  • Tonya Kay known as Model (uncredited)
  • Tanzeel Kayani known as Aldous Snow Fan (uncredited)
  • Kristen Kelly known as Obsessed Fan (uncredited)
  • Dwayne Kennedy known as Club Goer Doing the Robot (uncredited)
  • Katia Kieling known as Aldous Snow Fan (uncredited)
  • Elizabeth Ann Koshak known as Concert Attendee (uncredited)
  • Jay Krymis known as Vegas Paparazzi (uncredited)
  • Anna Kuchma known as Concert Fan (uncredited)
  • Raymond Lee known as Ricky (uncredited)
  • Mark Anthony Lopez known as Fan (uncredited)
  • Natalina Maggio known as Hot Club Dancer (uncredited)
  • Meghan Markle known as Tatiana (uncredited)
  • Stephanie Mathis known as Club Dancer (uncredited)
  • Dean Mauro known as Rat Pack (uncredited)
  • Mycole Metcalf known as Lady in Red (uncredited)
  • Stephen Modell known as Cycle Courier (uncredited)
  • Stéphanie Montreux known as Crazed Fan (uncredited)
  • CaTina Murillo known as Aldous Fan (uncredited)
  • Jeremy Nahmiash known as Fan (uncredited)
  • Hyacinth Nier known as Party Girl (uncredited)
  • Chris Nuñez known as Keyboardist (uncredited)
  • David Orpheus known as Club goer (uncredited)
  • Jim Pacitti known as First Class Passenger (uncredited)
  • Katy Perry known as Herself (scenes deleted) (uncredited)
  • Erin Pickett known as Concert Goer (uncredited)
  • Kristina Plisko known as Sorrow Sucker (uncredited)
  • Thomas J. Post known as Paparazzi in Las Vegas (uncredited)
  • Christina Riegert known as Buffet Patron (uncredited)
  • Joan Riegert known as Bride at Buffet (uncredited)
  • Rachael Riegert known as Bride at Buffet (uncredited)
  • Daniel Robaire known as Drunk Bachelor (uncredited)
  • Jessica Rockwell known as Waitress (uncredited)
  • Kirsten Roeters known as Flight Attendant (uncredited)
  • Heather Rose known as Concert Fan (uncredited)
  • Jonathan Ryland known as Servant Dude (uncredited)
  • Nicholle Sanchez known as Stacey (uncredited)
  • Robert Seay known as Lewis (uncredited)
  • Harry L. Seddon known as Soccer Referee (uncredited)
  • Christiana Simon known as Concertgoer (uncredited)
  • Jera Sky known as Sorrow Sucker (uncredited)
  • Snake known as Roadie (uncredited)
  • Dee Snider known as Himself (uncredited)
  • Tom Spano known as Bachelor Party Member (uncredited)
  • Wilson Stiner known as Pit Fan (uncredited)
  • Karen Summerton known as Clap Singer (uncredited)
  • Crystal Lane Swift known as Concert Fan (uncredited)
  • Derek Theler known as Standard Guest (uncredited)
  • Julia Tokarcik known as Aldous Snow Fan (uncredited)
  • Ethan Walker known as Bachelor (uncredited)
  • Holly Weber known as Herself (uncredited)
  • Chris Wilson known as London Executive (uncredited)
  • Brianna Womick known as Sergio's Dancer (uncredited)

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Supporting Department

Makeup Department:
  • Donna J. Anderson known as hair stylist
  • Marc Boyle known as additional hair stylist
  • Anita Brabec known as makeup artist
  • Sophia Burnage known as crowd make-up
  • Leo Corey Castellano known as special makeup design and creation
  • René Dashiell Kerby known as makeup artist
  • Robin Day known as hair stylist
  • Denise Dellavalle known as key makeup artist
  • Cheryl Eckert known as hair stylist
  • Kimberly Greene known as makeup department head
  • Josy Howard known as hair stylist daily
  • Heather Koontz known as makeup artist
  • Tracey Lee known as hair dailies
  • Sarah Love known as department head hair: UK
  • Sara Michael known as additional makeup artist
  • Gary J. Perticone known as key hair stylist
  • Charlotte Rogers known as crowd makeup artist: dailies
  • Luca Saccuman known as local hair stylist
  • Nicola Schuller known as personal hair stylist: Mr. Brand
  • Nicola Schuller known as personal makeup artist: Mr. Brand
  • Melissa A. Yonkey known as department head hair

Art Department:

  • Lori Agostino known as assistant art director
  • Russell R. Anderson known as leadman
  • Antonio Andraus known as set dresser
  • Ronald S. Baratie known as greensman
  • James Bednark known as art department coordinator: New York
  • Richard J. Bell known as greens coordinator
  • Mark Bialuski known as gang boss propmaker
  • Steve Bohan known as construction manager: London
  • Amanda Bromberg known as set decorating coordinator
  • Jason Brown known as second set dresser
  • Francine Byrne known as art department coordinator
  • Zoe Byrne known as art department assistant
  • Christopher Casey known as set dresser
  • John Chichester known as set designer
  • Liz Chiz known as set decoration buyer
  • Kelvin Cook known as chargehand dressing props
  • Brad Curry known as drapery foreman
  • Darrin Denlinger known as storyboard artist
  • Jonathan Dieringer known as art department assistant
  • Judy Ducker known as production buyer
  • J. Michael Glynn known as assistant property master
  • Anne Beiser Haywood known as charge scenic
  • Brent Haywood known as construction coordinator: New York
  • J. Bryan Holloway known as sculptor gang boss
  • Sean Mannion known as property master
  • John Hammer Maxwell known as on-set dresser
  • Vinny Mazzarella known as property master
  • Elliott Polley known as junior stand-by props
  • Mitch Polley known as props
  • Heather Pollington known as graphic designer
  • Michael Ruby known as supervising signwriter
  • Clint Schultz known as graphic designer
  • Zach Selter known as additional set dresser: New York
  • Brett V. Shirley known as swing gang
  • Jen Stirling known as art department assistant
  • Mike Villarino known as construction coordinator
  • Jeffry C. Voorhees known as assistant property master
  • James Whelan known as on-set dresser
  • Catherine Whiting known as draughtsman

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Company

Production Companies:

  • Universal Pictures (presents)
  • Relativity Media (in association with)
  • Spyglass Entertainment (in association with)
  • Apatow Productions (as Apatow)

Other Companies:

  • 1 Force  military technical advisors
  • 360 Communication Rentals  junxion box rentals
  • 360 Communication Rentals  walkie rentals
  • Airstar America  grip and lighting equipment (Balloon Lights)
  • Casting Collective  extras casting
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera cranes
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera systems
  • Compuhire  TV playback (UK)
  • Corbis Motion  stock footage
  • Corbis  stock footage courtesy of (as Corbis Motion)
  • David Haddad  transportation equipment
  • Direct Tools & Fasteners  expendables
  • Doggicam Systems  BodyMount provided by
  • DoggieCam Systems  BodyMount provided by
  • Getty Images  stock photography courtesy of
  • Goldcrest Post Production London  sound post-production
  • Got Films  camera equipment provided by (world premier)
  • Haddad's  transportation equipment
  • Intelligent Media  international monitoring agency
  • Lightnin' Production Rentals  transportation equipment
  • Mercury Records  soundtrack
  • Movie Lot, The  security
  • Offhollywood Digital  camera equipment provided by (2nd unit)
  • Panavision  camera equipment provided by
  • Picture Mill, The  prologue sequence (as Picture Mill)
  • Picture Mill, The  titles (as Picture Mill)
  • Picture Mill, The  travel montages (as Picture Mill)
  • Playback Technologies  HD video playback
  • Rich King Casting  extras casting
  • Right Lobe Design Group  end crawl
  • Rockbottom Rentals  junxion box rentals
  • Rockbottom Rentals  walkie rentals
  • Sessions Payroll Management  extras payroll services
  • Universal Republic Records  soundtrack
  • V & J Translations  album cover translations: multiple languages
  • Wildfire Studios  adr recording facility
  • iStockPhoto.com  stock photography courtesy of

Distributors:

  • Universal Studios (2010) (worldwide) (all media)
  • United International Pictures (UIP) (2010) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • United International Pictures (UIP) (2010) (Greece) (theatrical)
  • United International Pictures (UIP) (2010) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Universal Pictures International (UPI) (2010) (France) (theatrical)
  • Universal Pictures International (UPI) (2010) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Universal Pictures (2010) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Zon Lusomundo Audiovisuais (2010) (Portugal) (theatrical)
  • Comedy Central (2012) (USA) (TV)
  • Film1 (2011) (Netherlands) (TV) (limited)
  • Finnkino (2010) (Finland) (all media)
  • Home Box Office (HBO) (2011) (USA) (TV)
  • Universal Pictures Benelux (2010) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • Universal Pictures Benelux (2010) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Universal Studios Home Entertainment (2010) (USA) (DVD)
  • Universal Studios Home Entertainment (2010) (USA) (DVD) (Blu-ray)

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Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • Hydraulx (visual effects) (as hy*drau*lx)
  • Level 256 (visual effects)

Visual Effects by:

  • Akemi Abe known as rotoscoping artist
  • Akemi Abe known as visual effects
  • Kyle Absten known as compositor: Level 256 (as Kyle E. Absten)
  • Josh Bolin known as compositor: Level 256 (as Joshua J. Bolin)
  • Kenneth Quinn Brown known as visual effects: Hydraulx (as Kenneth Brown)
  • Chris Chappell known as lead compositor: Level 256
  • Cameron Coombs known as digital compositor
  • Scott M. Davids known as visual effects supervisor: Level 256
  • Chris Fregoso known as compositor: Hydraulx
  • Demitre Garza known as digital artist
  • Jon Grinberg known as visual effects editor: Hydraulx
  • Jalal Jemison known as digital compositor
  • Seth Kleinberg known as technical director: Level 256
  • Eric A. Kohler known as visual effects coordinator: Hydraulx (as Eric Kohler)
  • Bill Kunin known as visual effects supervisor: Hydraulx
  • Thomas Kuo known as digital film scanner
  • Billy-Vu Lam known as character animator
  • Mark Larranaga known as compositor
  • Adam Lima known as compositor: Level 256
  • Anthony Mabin known as compositor: Level 256
  • Michael Meagher known as visual effects executive producer
  • Gavin Miljkovich known as visual effects artist
  • Daisuke Morita known as compositor: Hydraulx
  • Bruno Parenti known as digital artist: Hydraulx
  • Chris Payne known as digital compositor
  • John Polyson known as visual effects editor: Hydraulx
  • Sean Rowe known as digital film scanner
  • Laura Sevilla known as lead compositor: Hydraulx
  • C. Jerome Williams known as digital artist
  • David B. Wilson known as compositor: Level 256
  • Steven D. Wolff known as compositor

Release Date:

  • Kazakhstan 3 June 2010
  • Canada 4 June 2010
  • Iceland 4 June 2010
  • USA 4 June 2010
  • Australia 17 June 2010
  • Georgia 24 June 2010
  • Ireland 25 June 2010
  • UK 25 June 2010
  • Netherlands 1 July 2010
  • Greece 8 July 2010
  • Portugal 29 July 2010
  • Estonia 30 July 2010
  • Turkey 6 August 2010
  • Belgium 18 August 2010
  • Finland 20 August 2010
  • Norway 20 August 2010
  • Spain 27 August 2010
  • Sweden 27 August 2010
  • Denmark 1 September 2010
  • France 1 September 2010
  • Germany 2 September 2010
  • Malaysia 2 September 2010
  • Austria 3 September 2010
  • Argentina 15 December 2010 (DVD premiere)
  • Italy 8 July 2011

MPAA: Rated R for strong sexual content and drug use throughout, and pervasive language

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Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database


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10 Comments

  1. imbrokened from United States
    29 Mar 2012, 11:00 pm

    Opening up with the shooting of Aldos Snow's latest music video andthen showing his downward spiral that leads to present day was thehilarious, perfect beginning for this innovative comedic spin-off. Ifyou saw 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall' then this is exactly what you wouldexpect a movie about Aldos Snow to be like. This movie has a heart thatI did not expect to see, it's buried under lewd, vulgar and brilliantwit, but it's in there.

    Russell Brand just opens his mouth and his words are comedic gold.Jonah Hill takes a step out of his comfort zone, a bit, and plays a "noconfidence good guy". (Usually he's the overconfident prick, for allyou naysayers). Diddy delivers a surprisingly strong performance thatI'm sure shocked anyone who sees him. He's actually hilarious! Hisrepartee with everyone he comes into contact with is spot-on. Theentire cast has hilarious one-liners and the two main characters reallymake this movie a joy to watch.

    The plot is actually a creative one, something we don't see a lot ofnowadays. Albeit the humor treads into "familiar gross-out" jokes,there are clever jokes too. But it's all you have to expect whenfollowing "Rock and Roll personified". Another point I was surprised bywas that a lot… a lot of the scenes from the trailers were not in themovie. I thought that was a good and bad thing. Good because it didn'tshow us stuff we've already seen and gave us the chance to see newstuff. But bad because a few of the scenes were real funny.

    For the critics who are hating this movie: Do you like comedy? Do youlike Apatow's stuff? Do you like Russell Brand or Jonah Hill? If theanswer is no to any 2 of these… why are you reviewing this movie?Your opinion is pointless for the people that actually DO like thesemovies.

  2. stmaartengirl45 from United States
    29 Mar 2012, 11:00 pm

    I kept hearing Get Him to the Greek, being compared to The Hangover,which I loved and thought extremely funny. Get Him to the Greek was attimes more disturbing, pathetic, and gross than funny. I should havewaited for it to come out on video. Normally you can hear people laugharound you, but I do not recall hearing anyone really laughing. My son,son-in-law and daughter also saw it. They said they liked it but theyusually will instantly start talking about the movie and playing outsome of the scenes, but that did not happen either. So it leads me tofeel, they were not very thrilled by it. My son actually said he couldhave done without the threesome scene. They all agreed, not near asgood as The Hangover.

  3. Van Roberts (zardoz@bellsouth.net) from United States
    29 Mar 2012, 11:00 pm

    They should have called this movie "My Favorite Rock Star" because"Forgetting Sarah Marshall" director Nicholas Stoller scenarist JasonSegel look like the Peter O'Toole comedy "My Favorite Year" inspiredthem. Pinnacle Record President Sergio Roma (Sean Combs) is searchingfor a surefire hit to keep his brood of kids in Air Jordans when anintern Aaron Green (Jonah Hill of "Super Bad") suggest that they stagea comeback concert at the Greek Theater for washed up British rockerAldous Snow (Russell Brand of "Forgetting Sarah Marshall")whose careertanked after he produced an album called "African Child." Sergio packsAaron off on a trans-Atlantic flight to London to pick up Snow andbring him back in 72 hours. Meanwhile, Aaron and his live-in girlfriendDaphne (Elisabeth Moss of "Did You Hear About the Morgans?") are havingrelationship woes. She is a hospital intern who is worked so hard thatshe doesn't get to spend much time with Aaron. She finds a job inSeattle that would give them more time together, but it would forceAaron to look for a new job. They decide to break up and Aaron fliesoff to England. Of course, the comedy here is that Aldous is adrugged-out rock & roller who cannot get enough booze and narcoticsinto his system while straight-laced Aaron does his best to keep himoff drugs and get him onto the plane. The irony is that Aaroneventually winds up doing all of Aldous's narcotics. At one point,Aaron has to stuff a ball of heroin up his anus so that the two of themcan slip past the airport checkers. Aaron discovers what it is like tobe a free-wheeling, drugged out guy and gets laid once in a bathroom bya woman and later is raped by a drugged out Vegas chick called Destinywho stuffs a dildo up his butt while she straddles him in bed. Indeed,poor Aaron does virtually everything to nurse maid Aldous to theconcert. The jokes are not that funny and the formulaic characters arefar from sympathetic, despite the fact that Aldous redeems himself andAaron becomes Aldous' producer. Incidentally, Aaron and Daphne hookback up and make it to Seattle. Sean Combs delivers one of the funniestperformances and Colm Meaney of "Con Air" isn't far behind him asAldous' father Jonathan Snow. Kristen Bell appears in a cameo.

  4. BwSwim from United States
    29 Mar 2012, 11:00 pm

    This movie was great. I expected considering how much I enjoyedForgetting Sarah Marshall, and how much I enjoy Jonah Hill in general.I was not disappointed. The only reason that I did not give this moviea higher rating was because it was so ridiculous and unbelievable. Icould not stop laughing out loud in the theater and neither could therest of the audience (which was decent sized for a mid week night timeshowing after release). If you do not like drinking, drugs, and sexthan I would recommend that you do not even come close to this one. Itis above the top in all three of those aspects. You may be offended bysome things, but that is the whole point of the movie… enjoy it. Seeit soon, I foresee this one growing in popularity as word of mouthspreads. 8/10.

  5. Electrified_Voltage from Guelph, Ontario, Canada
    29 Mar 2012, 11:00 pm

    The now very famous but widely despised Russell Brand made hisbreakthrough in 2008's "Forgetting Sarah Marshall", in which he playedAldous Snow, the lead singer of the fictional rock band, Infant Sorrow.In this 2010 spin-off sequel, the comedian got to reprise his role fromthe previous film, but this time, it was one of the two lead roles. Asfrightening as this may sound to a lot of people, I do think Brand is afunny comedian, and I found the 2008 Apatow Productions film heappeared in to be an overall funny and satisfying farce, so I wasobviously interested in seeing this follow-up. I wasn't expecting "GetHim to the Greek" to be as good, and had noticed a lot of criticism ofit, making my expectations a little lower. It turned out that I foundit a LOT funnier than many others have, but it certainly doesn't stayas consistent as it could.

    Infant Sorrow frontman Aldous Snow, whose current girlfriend is popstar Jackie Q, makes an album with his band called "African Child",with the title track as a single, but this turns out to be a criticaland commercial disaster! The singer has now been sober for seven years,but his relationship with Jackie fails, and he relapses, abusingalcohol and illegal drugs again after all these years! This makes himspiral out of control and ruin his career! Meanwhile, Aaron Green is alowly Los Angeles talent scout who works for Pinnacle Records, acompany which is currently in a financial rut. He is also a hardcoreInfant Sorrow fan, so he suggests to Pinnacle Records head Sergio Roma,who is looking for ideas to save the company, that they have Aldousperform at the Greek Theatre on the tenth anniversary of his big showat that venue. Sergio sends Aaron on a flight to London to escort thewashed-up rock star to Los Angeles, and tells him he has 72 hours toget the man to the Greek Theatre. Unfortunately, several complicationswill make it difficult for Aaron and Aldous to make it to this majorgig on time!

    Aware of the criticism by the time I watched this, I thought maybe itreally would turn out to be lame, and a major disappointment after"Forgetting Sarah Marshall", but that wasn't the case for me. I soonfound myself laughing (sometimes lightly) as the film shows Aldous andhis girlfriend and what goes wrong. More funny parts follow as we areintroduced to Aaron Green and his life in L.A., and at this point, ithelps that Sean "P. Diddy" Combs is funny as the short-tempered SergioRoma. There are times when the film lags around this point, but notusually. I think it gets funnier when Aaron meets Aldous in London, andwe hear what Aldous' mother thinks of his father. On the flight back tothe United States, the conversation between Aaron and Aldous is anothercomic highlight, with Aaron admitting what he really thinks of "AfricanChild" and the Infant Sorrow frontman's reaction to this. The biglaughs continue with all the problems these two characters face as thetalent scout tries to get the singer to their destination before thetime is up. Sure, there are some pretty lame gags, but these are fairlyrare. However, after a while, it wears a bit thin, and it sometimesgets kind of disturbing with Aldous' drug problems and what happenswhen he gets Aaron to smoke some of these drugs without the talentscout knowing, though I'm certainly not saying that it's allstraight-faced from this point on.

    Other viewers can hate this movie and look down on anyone who likes itall they want, but after watching such lousy attempts at comedy as"Ed", "My Boss's Daughter", and "The Master of Disguise" recently, Ihave to say that this one is a LOT funnier than those! "Get Him to theGreek" is the first comedy I've seen in a few weeks that has actuallymade me laugh a lot, so I have to give it credit for that! Still, evenall those bad comedies didn't make this one look like a work of geniusto me, as I could still see the flaws in it, which eventually get moresignificant as the movie progresses. Since this is another effort fromApatow Productions, you can obviously expect it to be very raunchy, andsome scenes could gross you out, but even if you can take this and areprepared for it, and even if you like "Forgetting Sarah Marshall", youcould find "Get Him to the Greek" disappointing. Still, while manywould disagree, I certainly think it could have been MUCH worse, and itcan obviously please certain audiences.

  6. Jessica Savage from USA
    29 Mar 2012, 11:00 pm

    After watching this movie, I am pretty sure I will never watch anythingby this director or anything starring Russell Brand or Jonah Hill. Themovie was quite distasteful with the idea that you should help yourfriends by doing anything you can even if it includes: over abuse ofdrugs, dropping off the wounded in front of a hospital, sticking drugsin your rectum in an airport, and ridiculous kinds of unnecessary sex(some in bathrooms – gross, suggested and almost forced threesomes,cheating). So your health means nothing as long as your friends or yourwork are satisfied with your loyalty? I should mention there was aquasi-rape scene that was absolutely unnecessary. Not a woman beingraped, but Jonah Hill with a dildo. Wow, not something I'd ever like tosee or think about. By the way, if you were "jones-ing" to see JonahHill's overweight bare naked bottom, then this is the movie for you! Nothank you. Not only was the movie semi-musical, but the songs weretreacherous and completely stupid in context.

    I have seen other things with Russell Brand and Jonah Hill, two comedicactors. Two actors that I have not found the least bit funny amongactors such as, Jason Segel and Seth Rogan. I always thought this wasdue to their roles being minor in certain movies. Instead, I was rightwith my own judgment that I should have not seen this movie – eventhough I saw it…. This movie was not worth watching, making, orfilming. It's an acquired humor that I will never find funny.

  7. gary-444 from United Kingdom
    29 Mar 2012, 11:00 pm

    A dreadful unfunny mess for which Director Nicholas Stoller should takefull responsibility . Russell Brand is a charismatic talent, Jonah Hillwho plays opposite him as record company executive Aaron Green is not.The equal billing and screen time they receive, presumably for thebenefit of American audiences, holes the film below the water line fromthe start. Hill is not up to it, and is miscast. The visual attractionof a tall handsome louche Brand and a short fat ugly Hill,I can accept.What I cannot accept is the total lazy confusion of what happens aroundthem.

    The idea is fine, that of a washed up rock star, Aldous Snow, whosecareer is to be rejuvenated by a 10th anniversary concert . Green ischarged with the task of getting Snow from London to the Greek Theatrein LA. That provides a platform for the straight Hill to be subjectedto rock n roll depravity by Brand, but the mix doesn't work. Hill isnot written as a foil for Brand, instead he has equal status and theenergy drains from the film with every camera shot of him.

    Record Company President Sergio Roma, played by Sean Combs,is acharacter with promise which is wrecked by overuse of profanity and onedimensional characterisation. Beyond that every stereotype, writing bynumbers, and cliché supporting cast that you could ever havehallucinated about in your worst nightmares appears here.

    The DVD contains an alternative opening and finale, both of which arefar superior to those which are on the final edit. In the theatreversion a messy, ambiguous, video shoot for Snows latest single ispresented as a potential trailer or promo and is highly irritating. Thealternative conventional scene of a country house launch party with thevideo being screened and other characters introduced makes far moresense. Equally a tedious official finish at the inevitably successfulconcert is vastly inferior to a quite witty alternative . the manydeleted and alternative scenes are testament to the fact that Stollerseriously lost the plot here.

    The music is uniformly bad, many scenes are superfluous and boring, andthe clichés about a rock n roll lifestyle choke the life out of thestory. How Stoller and co-writer Jason Segal could have so succeededwith "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" but failed so abjectly with this is amystery. Although not the worst film I have ever seen, it is close runthing.

  8. Viccars from Australia
    29 Mar 2012, 11:00 pm

    This is Nicholas Stoller's first mainstream film in which he both wroteand directed, exploring the high's and lows of Jason Segal's ForgettingSarah Marshall's character "Aldous Snow".

    Aldous Snow is the controversial, alcoholic, drug addict rock starstereotype played by Russell Brand. He does it well and leaves us witha strong and convincing performance, but then It's hard to criticisehis acting when he for the most part just plays himself, and to thatpoint he does it well as always.

    The story-line is basic but strong, and doesn't skimp on the laughs…or the nauseating, leaving the theater in stitches and disgust severaltimes throughout. It takes you on a journey of the highs and lows oflife as a rock star, the publicly glorified side and the more somber,touching on the loneliness and struggles with relapse.

    It flew by fast and felt squashed at the end, the resolution was a tadjammed and left me slightly disappointed, but i'll be watching itagain.

    If you liked the hangover, you'll defiantly like this.

  9. thesubstream from Canada
    29 Mar 2012, 11:00 pm

    It's not quite Pixar-like, Judd Apatow's streak of very funny, verygood films, but it's close. As a producer, he's as close as it gets toMr. Automatic, going from Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy to The40-Year-Old Virgin to Talladega Nights to Superbad to Pineapple Expresswith only a couple Year One's and Walk Hard's to queer the run.Apatow's done it the right way, by surrounding himself with a gang oftruly funny people and by recognizing what a lot of timid,gloss-obsessed Hollywood folks won't: that guys like Jonah Hill,Michael Cera, Steve Carell and Seth Rogan could carry pictures. They'reall… these are odd-looking dudes, these Apatowian fellas, and it'shard to make them look good blown up billboard size. But all of themcan write their own jokes, all of them are funny, and as Hill proves inthe new Get Him to the Greek, all of them can carry the weight of a bigfilm on their back, despite their schlubbiness, despite the films notbeing SNL spin-offs. There's just talent and comedy, that's both freshand charmingly old-fashioned. With Get Him to the Greek there's a weirdbit of Hollywood story/actor oddness that evaporates as soon as thepicture gets rolling: writer/director Nicholas Stoller is takingcharacters from a previous film that he directed (that was written byand starred Jason Segel), Forgetting Sarah Marshall, keeping one intact(Russel Brand's rock god Aldous Snow) and slightly tweaking one other(Jonah Hill's disturbed-fan maître d' becomes a shy music intern), andsets them loose in a completely unconnected narrative. Snow is the lasttrue rockstar, recently fallen hard off the wagon post-a disastrous,career-threatening single about starvation in Africa called "AfricanChild". Worried about slumping record sales and a label-head (thesurprisingly entertaining Sean "Diddy" Combs) looking for "the nextthing", intern Aaron Green (Hill) suggests the company return to itsrock roots and sponsor a gig at the Greek theatre in L.A., to mark the10th anniversary of a legendary Aldous Snow show. Green is sent toLondon to collect him, packing an adrenaline shot and instructions todo whatever it takes to get the slippery, deluded, hard-partying rockgod to L.A. in three days. Very funny hijinks ensue.

    Brand as Snow is the spectacle, the wild spark that animates the wholefilm. Snow vacillates wildly from petulant artistic preciousness toaggressive junkie posturing to anarchic drug logic and back.Story-wise, tt's a dangerous thing to chance, as the rock-excess thinghas been parodied to near-death. Brand, though, limns the edges of hischaos with occasional moments of human frailty. The film notes late inthe going that Snow's self-appointed rock messiah is intelligent, andit's a small ignorable moment that speaks to the subtle bits oforiginality in the film's script and in Brand's performance: he's apompous idiotic waster in true rock fashion, but there's a cruel,manipulative intelligence underneath it all that helps the whole filmfeel fresh and funny, even if it's going over well-trod Spinal Tapground.

    The discovery of the film, though, is Jonah Hill as Aaron Green, thespectacular punching bag at the heart of a film that mercilessly visitsevery kind of humiliation and degradation on him. He stands square inthe furnace blast of Snow's rock-superstar excess and the shrivelling,repeated "mind f__ks" of his conniving, unbalanced boss: he pukes, he'ssexually assaulted by more than one person, he's threatened, cursed,party to a stabbing. But what makes Hill's performance truly funny isthat while he is in essence a nebbish, a victim, a barf-coatedill-looking cannonball of a man he nonetheless retains a really kind ofcompelling dignity and oddly endearing self-confidence. There's a depthto Hill's performance in this film (and in Forgetting Sarah Marshall aswell) that's actually… special. He's not an oversize wild-man, he's nota tiny Michael Cera-esquire mumbler. He's doing something new, and italong with everything else in this film is very very funny. 8/10

  10. desiplaya from United States
    29 Mar 2012, 11:00 pm

    I was lucky enough to see this movie tonight as an advanced screeningat my school.

    It is the funniest movie of the year so far and I think it will be asleeper hit like The Hangover was last year. I loved Russel Brand'scharacter in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, but I was bit hesitant to seean entire movie based around the character. If you feel the same way asI did, stop! This was an excellent spin off with a great cast. If youlove movies like Superbad and The Hangover, you will not bedisappointed with this. Although, don't go in expecting anotherForgetting Sarah Marshall, which is more of a romantic comedy. This isjust 108 minutes (approx) of pure fun and a lot of crude humor.

    Russel Brand, Jonah Hill, and Diddy are flat out hilarious. I'll go faras to say that Diddy's character Sergio is to this movie as RussellBrand's Aldous Snow was to Forgetting Sarah Marshall. There are a lotof hilarious lines throughout the movie and a couple of awesome cameos.

    I haven't laughed as much as I did tonight since I first saw TheHangover last year. If you love comedies, then don't miss this! Ihighly recommend it.

    9/10

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