By creating an account, you verify that you are at least 13 years of age, and have read and agree to the PopCulture. Forgetting Sarah Marshall opened in theaters in , and a decade later it remains one of the best break-up films of all time. Starring How I Met Your Mother's Jason Segel as a man trying to escape his ex-girlfriend on vacation, only to run right into staying at the same hotel, Forgetting Sarah Marshall is nothing if not a consistently hysterical movie. With a Rotten Tomatoes score of 84 percent Fresh, Forgetting Sarah Marshall deserves far more credit than it gets for how side-splittingly hilarious it is. Below, we have put together a list of all the things that make the film so memorable. Scroll down to check it out and let us know in the comments what your favorite part is!
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The story revolves around Peter Bretter, who is a music composer for a TV show that happens to feature his girlfriend, Sarah Marshall, in the lead role. After a five-year relationship, Sarah abruptly breaks up with Peter. Devastated by this event, he chooses to go on a vacation in Hawaii, in order to try to move forward with his life. Trouble ensues when he runs into his ex on the island as she is vacationing with her new boyfriend. Devastated, and unable to banish his grief through one-night stands, Peter takes a trip to Hawaii. However, the vacation is ruined when he learns that Sarah and her new rockstar boyfriend Aldous Snow Russell Brand are also guests of the resort.
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Actor, director and author Jason Segel said that after a decade of success with movies and TV, he had a personal check-in, moved out of Los Angeles and started to write things he "really cares about" which he hopes will inspire "magic" for a younger generation. He realized that when "How I Met Your Mother" came to an end, that his "art" was still a reflection of the younger person he used to be when he wrote and starred in films like "Forgetting Sarah Marshall. He continued, "I figured out what I wanted to write about and that's what I've been doing the past few years. I've been making movies I really care about and it's a whole different feeling. Since his personal check-in, Segel said he's been able to look at what really matters and to stay true to a lesson he picked up from his parents.
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