Director: Nicholas Stoller
Cast: Russell Brand, Elisabeth Moss, Colm Meaney, Sean Combs, Rose Byrne, Jonah Hill
You either like Brand or you don’t, surprisingly if you don’t thenyou may well like him in this clever swipe at the lifestyle of rock singers … truly sex, drugs and rock n'roll.
Brand plays himself, albeit in the form of Aldous Snow, the character he played in 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall': a past-it singer who lives life on the crude and vulgar side.
Hill plays a record company junior sent to London to get Snow back for a comeback concert in LA’s famous Greek Theatre, no easy task as is seen by the many pitfalls encountered along the way.
The chemistry between Brand and Hill, and a great, funny contribution from Combs as the music exec, lifts the film vastly and gives it an edge that moves from gross-out to entertaining, from comedy to tragedy.
Star Rating: 4/5