Forgetting Sarah Marshall | 2008
About this movie
In an effort to get over his recent (naked) breakup with actress Sarah Marshall (Kristen Bell), Peter Bretter (Jason Segel) decides to get away from it all and books a trip to Hawaii. Upon arriving at the hotel, he discovers to his horror that she is staying there too – with her new boyfriend, rock star Aldous Snow (Russell Brand). Though it is nominally a fun romantic comedy, the film does an excellent job of portraying the process of dealing with breakup. None of the characters are inherently awful or entirely virtuous – even Sarah has her sympathetic side. Aldous Snow, the easy-going, flaky rock star, got his own spin-off movie in Get Him to the Greek.