In the comedy empire of producer Judd Apatow (The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up), many of the breaks have gone to people who toughed it out on his unsuccessful TV series Undeclared and Freaks and Geeks: Seth Rogen, who played one of the stoners on the latter show, has become Apatow's lieutenant and most interesting find, and now Jason Segel, who played another of them, scripted and stars in this solidly funny romantic comedy. The setup isn't much: after getting ditched by his TV star girlfriend (Kristen Bell), Segel checks into a Hawaiian resort hotel and finds her there with her absurdly hot pop-star boyfriend, Aldous Snow (Russell Brand). But in the Apatow manner, Segel mines a mother lode of painful personal memories for his breakup gags, and the vanity of entertainment people proves to be another rich vein. Nicholas Stoller directed; with Mila Kunis, Bill Hader, Paul Rudd, and Jonah Hill.
Director: Nick Stoller
Producer: Judd Apatow, Shauna Robertson, Richard Vane and Rodney Rothman
Cast: Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, Russell Brand, Bill Hader, Liz Cackowski, Jack McBrayer, Taylor Wily, Da'Vone McDonald, Steve Landesberg, Jonah Hill, Paul Rudd, Kala Alexander, Branscombe Richmond, Billy Bush, Jason Bateman and William Baldwin
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