Please be awesome, Forgetting Sarah Marshall. So Drillbit Taylor doesn't seem to be that great, and Walk Hard flopped big-time (undeservedly imho), but the next Judd Apatow-produced project will be a return to commercial and critical success. Hopefully. Basic plot is: girl leaves guy for other guy, guy goes on holiday to get over it, finds himself at the same resort as girl and other guy. Unlikely? Whatever dude. The marketing campaign is ambitious enough to suggest that the studio is doing its best to get the crowds when it opens in a month's time.
There's a blog 'written' by the film's main character, Peter Bretter (Jason Segel, of the genius TV series Freaks and Geeks, which I unreservedly love and recommend), and a fansite for Sarah Marshall (Kristen Bell, off of Veronica Mars, which I wish wish wish they'd release on Region 2 DVD). Now the band that Sarah Marshall's new boyfriend Aldous Snow (Russell Brand, whom you should already know and love. If you know and hate him, listen to his Radio 2 show or buy his stand-up DVDs - there's much more to him than the hair, honest) fronts - Infant Sorrow - has a myspace page:
http://www.myspace.com/officialinfantsorrow (highly recommended)
It's got two tracks, and an amusing video. And it is Russell singing. He played 'Inside of You' on his Radio 2 show last night (listen again here). It's essentially a comedy record, in that it's for the movie which is a comedy, but like in Walk Hard, it's actually a decent song. Matt Morgan, Russell's co-host on the Radio 2 show, semi-jokingly made fun of it, saying that "the sad thing is that you're actually trying really hard." He is, and it wouldn't be as good if he wasn't (well, yeah, I guess that is kinda obvious... but y'know I mean). 'We've Got to Do Something', the second song on the page, is splendidly over-the-top, especially the spoken-word bit. Also - does anyone know anyone other than the author Huxley called Aldous? Note the name of the band's guitarist on the myspace page - Johnny Huxley.
And here are the tracks for you to download - they're myspace rips, so only 96 kbps, but still:
Infant Sorrow - Inside Of You
Infant Sorrow - We've Got To Do Something
Forgetting Sarah Marshall is out on 25 April over here in the UK, a week after it's US release. Here's the trailer:
And as an extra-special bonus, here's Jason Segel as Nick in Freaks and Geeks singing his song (yeah, he actually wrote it, apparently) 'Lady L', about on-off girlfriend Lindsay, to an audience of a sardonic sixteen year-old Seth Rogen. Ker-azee coincidence: in real life Jason Segel and Linda Cardellini (who plays Lindsay) were together for a a few years; Segel wrote Forgetting Sarah Marshall partly about their break-up. Which rounds off this post in a pleasingly circular fashion. Now watch the clip, it's amazing.
And another extra-special bonus: two songs off of Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. They're both great, maybe especially the second one in that it's not in the trailers, only in the closing credits. That's not reeeeally a spoiler, I mean it's Dewey Cox singing about his own death so it's not even like the character is dead...
Dewey Cox - Walk Hard
Dewey Cox - (Have You Heard The News?) Dewey Cox Died (highly recommended)
The soundtrack is available here, and there's a deluxe iTunes version with twice as many songs.