Get Him to the Greek

Samantha Shinn

Thank you to Scope for making this week entertaining with events on campus like the movie night featuring Get Him to the Greek on Wednesday, September 15 at 9 p.m. in the Glass Room in Bartels. The movie event was a great success with a full room of students, a funny movie, and brownies provided by Scope.

The movie, released June 4, 2010, was directed by Nicholas Stroller and produced by Universal Pictures. It was rated R for language, strong sexual content, and constant drug use. Get Him to the Greek has made a gross income of almost $61 million in the U.S. alone.  Jonah Hill and Russell Brand play the two main characters: the intern trying to impress his boss and the out of control rock star with a low attention span. It was the perfect recipe for disaster.

In this movie, Aaron Green (Jonah Hill) is sent to London to retrieve the rock star legend, Aldous Snow (Russell Brand) and bring him back to L.A. to perform at L.A.’s Greek Theater for a Tenth Anniversary concert. Aaron’s very comedic attempts to keep the attention of the eccentric rock legend make the movie exciting; it keeps the audience waiting for the next screw up or mess-up. And, as is usually the case in a movie where a main character is stressed, high collared, or no-fun, Green loses control of himself and the will-power to keep his “stick in the mud” status; he quickly succumbs to Snow’s persuasion of fun on the town, which includes drinking so much alcohol that he is sick half way through the night, multiple types of drugs, random sex with anyone willing, acting like bumbling baboons on the streets, and jumping on cars. As the movie tagline says, “Aaron Green has 72 hours to get a Rock Star from London to L.A. Pray for him.” Aaron needs more than just ours prayers if he is to be successful with the temperamental, lonely rock legend.

A key moment in the movie was when Aldous Snow was told life changing news about his family that greatly depressed him. This moment was the moment that he was forced look at what he did have in his life, now that the best thing about his life was snatched away from him. He soon became depressed and followed the path of many rock legends before him and decided he wanted to commit suicide. But, like the rest of the movie, this turned out to be a bust. His arm was gashed open, but he still performed at his concert, with a dangerously low blood level, just so that his audience would not be disappointed with him. His audience became his new family, teaching him that family always should come first.

All in all, it was a fun night to spend with friends. The movie and audience were great, especially since there was a full room of students to enjoy the experience. I would recommend others here on campus to watch Get Him to the Greek with a group of friends, and make your own event from it. Thank you again to Scope for hosting this highly enjoyable event for everyone who participated and for all of the other activities every night that made this past week fun and exciting. There is always a new movie playing every week. Be sure to check it out.