AWFJ Women On Film – “Get Him to the Greek” – Review by Susan Granger

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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.

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Susan Granger

Susan Granger is a product of Hollywood. Her natural father, S. Sylvan Simon, was a director and producer at R.K.O., M.G.M. and Columbia Pictures; her adoptive father, Armand Deutsch, produced movies at M.G.M. As a child, Susan appeared in movies with Abbott & Costello, Red Skelton, Lucille Ball, Margaret O'Brien and Lassie. She attended Mills College in California, studying journalism with Pierre Salinger, and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, Phi Beta Kappa, with highest honors in journalism. During her adult life, Susan has been on radio and television as an anchorwoman and movie/drama critic. Her newspaper reviews have been syndicated around the world, and she has appeared on American Movie Classics cable television. In addition, her celebrity interviews and articles have been published in REDBOOK, PLAYBOY, FAMILY CIRCLE, COSMOPOLITAN, WORKING WOMAN and THE NEW YORK TIMES, as well as in PARIS MATCH, ELLE, HELLO, CARIBBEAN WORLD, ISLAND LIFE, MACO DESTINATIONS, NEWS LIMITED NEWSPAPERS (Australia), UK DAILY MAIL, UK SUNDAY MIRROR, DS (France), LA REPUBBLICA (Italy), BUNTE (Germany), VIP TRAVELLER (Krisworld) and many other international publications through SSG Syndicate. Susan also lectures on the "Magic and Mythology of Hollywood" and "Don't Take It Personally: Conquering Criticism and other Survival Skills," originally published on tape by Dove Audio.