Spinning off from “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” this crude Judd Apatow comedy focuses on Aldous Snow (Russell Brand), a famous British rocker who descended into drugs and depravity after a disastrous music video flop called “African Child.”
Nevertheless, he still has loyal fans. Like Aaron Green (Jonah Hill), a naïve 24 year-old wannabe recording executive, who successfully pitches a Snow 10th anniversary comeback concert at the Greek Theater to his manic mogul boss, Sergio Roma (Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs). Bidding farewell to his perpetually sleep-deprived intern fiancée, Daphne (Elizabeth Moss from “Mad Men”), Aaron is dispatched to London to escort Snow to Manhattan to appear on the “Today” show and then on to Los Angeles for the big event.
With the clock ticking on his career-making, 72-hour assignment, Aaron soon discovers that not only is Snow the most conniving, self-destructive musician in the world but he’s also pining for his lost love, model/pop star Jackie Q (Rose Byrne from “Damages”), who happens to be living in LaLa Land with their seven year-old son. But, en route, they must make a detour to Las Vegas to find Snow’s estranged father (Colm Meaney). And then there’s the heroin that Snow insists that Aaron smuggle aboard.