Get Him to the Greek (USA, 109 min)
Dir: Nicholas Stoller
Starring: Jonah Hill, Russell Brand, Rose Byrne, P. Diddy, Elisabeth Moss.
The music video sequence, coupled with Snow’s subsequent breakdown and break-up with Jackie, is an extremely funny spoof on celebrity self-indulgence. In an interview with an Entertainment Tonight-type show, Snow refers to himself as “a White African Space Jesus”, and in another, a drunken Jackie pulls a Britney while she trashes their relationship. Brand and Byrne pull off the audacious humor with such deadpan delivery it’s almost scary, and Brand in particular is so fearlessly over the top that his doofus rocker is just about the best thing on the fake music scene since Spinal Tap.
Once Aaron meets up with Snow in London, Snow insists on taking him out on the town. Aaron is quickly swept up in the ‘sex, drugs, and rock and roll’ aspect of Snow’s lifestyle, and the two get epically blitzed before heading back to the USA. To complicate matters, Aaron has also just broken up with his long-term girlfriend Daphne, played by Elisabeth Moss (“Mad Men”). Aaron’s enthusiasm for a career in the music industry begins to wane as his puts up with Snow's diva antics, but the two bond over their failed relationships and have another hard night on the town.