Devastated Peter takes a Hawaii vacation in order to deal with recent break-up with his TV star girlfriend, Sarah. Little does he know Sarah’s traveling to the same resort as her ex … and she’s bringing along her new boyfriend.
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A fun script by Peter Segal made this worth a second watch. Leads Segal, Bell, Kunis and Brand are great fun to watch. The Apatow stock company is evident in supporting turns but the film doesn't wear out its welcome. The final puppet Dracula performance is the most inspired scene in the film and foreshadowed Segal and Stoller's involvement in the re-launch of the Muppets a few years later.
Ah I love this movie, anything with the Apatow clan I'm down for, however not so keen on Rusell Brand, acting or otherwise, but he is the only blemish to this otherwise lovely film. Daniel Ho composes some great music for it too.
Another comedy from the Judd Apatow mold is really nothing special. The cast is likable enough, and there's a handful of funny moments and some genuine writing from star Jason Segel - but it's predictable, light on real laughs, and just too long. Not a terrible movie, but pretty forgettable.
Maybe the best of the recent glut of Apatow comedies. Has a great ear for dialogue; some broad absurdities aside, this is a weirdly realistic-sounding screenplay, and it sensitively explores angles of the situation you would expect this kind of comedy to ignore. Segel really does give a great performance, and even Mila Kunis quietly shines in a borderline manic pixie dream girl role.