'Get Him to the Greek': Sequel or Spinoff, It's Subpar

This is far from the worst movie Judd Apatow has produced in recent years. That would be the shockingly uneven "Funny People." But it also doesn't quite stand beside classics like "Superbad" and "The 40-Year-Old Virgin." It actually plays like "Walk Hard: The Next Generation." It has enough funny lines to keep your attention, but most of the time you find yourself just feeling sorry for Aaron.

Strikingly, the best comic moments come from Combs' Sergio. He also is able to point out the sycophantic nature of the music industry when he tells Aaron that if he is asked, he should say he loved "African Child" and "bought ten copies the day it came out," even if it's a lie.

The movie does have its share of memorable moments. There's an inspired bit about a fur-covered wall and how a "Jeffrey" isn't quite as innocuous as it sounds. One of the funniest scenes involves a shot of adrenaline. Unfortunately, if you've seen the ads on television, you've pretty much seen this already. This film is packed with cameos from the likes of Aziz Ansari, Lars Ulrich and Paul Krugman, just to name a few. (Yes, Paul Krugman!)

If you are looking for a comedy classic, this isn't quite it. "Get Him To The Greek" is a likable, but rentable movie meant to burn time on Saturday afternoons. Hill and Moss do their best to give the film a slight sense of humanity, but mostly it's Brand's show and to many he is an acquired taste.

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