The new movie Get Him to the Greek starring Jonah Hill and Russell Brand will be released in theaters this Friday, June 4, 2010.
Aaron Green, played by comedic actor Jonah Hill (famous for his appearances in The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Superbad and Funny People), is an ambitious 24-year-old. He is a record company intern that’s fresh out of college and has been given a career-making assignment by his boss, Sergio Roma, played by Sean “Diddy” Combs. Aaron Green is to fly to London and escort a rock god, played by Russell Brand, to L.A.’s world famous Greek Theatre for the first-stop on a huge comeback tour. The journey from London to L.A. is eventful, complete with London drug smuggles, New York City brawls and Vegas lap dances.
This is not the first movie Jonah Hill and Russell Brand have done together. They also starred in Forgetting Sarah Marshall in 2008.
The movie is directed by Nicholas Stoller, who also directed Forgetting Sarah Marshall. The producers are Richard Vane, David Bushell and Rodney Rothman.
Overall, Get Him to the Greek seems to be getting favorable ratings from the critics.
“It’s crude, loud, dumb fun. And, on top of that, it contains the greatest cameo ever by a winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics.” -Robert Wilonsky of Village Voice
“Greek might be this year’s The Hangover.” -Roger Moore of the Orlando Sentinel
“Get Him to the Greek is a complete blast, a much-needed breath of fresh air — well, as much fresh air as you can get in crowded clubs, packed rock shows and trashed hotel suites.” -Christy Lemire of the Associated Press
Not all of the reviews were completely positive though.
“Greek doesn’t quite know when to stop, and things aren’t brought to a particularly satisfying resolution. But Brand does a nice job adding a few dramatic shadings to his character, a pleasant surprise. And Hill is outstanding.” -Bill Goodykoontz of the Arizona Republic
“A giddy Diddy turn aside, this wildly uneven comedy doesn’t travel very far.” -Michael Rechtshaffen of Hollywood Reporter
Get Him to the Greek is rated R for strong sexual content and drug use throughout, and pervasive language.
Check out the trailer below.