Get him to the Greek is a below par comedy which had way more potential than was used in the final film. Get him to the Greek pretty much follows the formula off pairing up two “unlikely” stereotypes and create all sorts of outrageous situations as they ways of life clash. Problem is that both Russel Brand’s and Jonah Hill’s character are one trick ponies and the novelty of the eccentric rock star and the “shocked” average bloke from next door quickly runs dry and after Hill drinks the 5th drink and Russel Brand laughs is shrill laugh for the 100th time, it seems that the joke writers ran out off ammo halfway through. Puff Daddy’s character is funny and just as quirky as Brand’s character but his character too, despite being rather off-beat becomes quite annoying towards the end. The film had more potential and I understand that the first 30 minutes are filled with tongue-in-cheek jokes and slapstick but once the characters are established I expected some more complex comedy in good old screwball fashion. Maybe Brands gets kidnapped is chased or is wanted by the police, you get the picture. While I know this is as much a film about music as Miley Cyrus is a musician, it would have been nice if the producers would have included a few goods songs, instead of the ear-drilling crap that is on offer here.
Still, Brand and Hill are not your typical mainstream funnymen and the movie is a worthwhile comedy if you’re in the mood for it.