Forgetting Sarah Marshall is a male rescue fantasy played for drop-your-pants farce. The love of a good woman saves a romantic sad sack - and redefines the male weepie as comedy.
In the old-style male weepie, men in the audience fight back tears as their heroic counterpart on screen maintains composure while losing a lover or comrade. He cries at the peak of heartbreak, and it's cathartic, even for him.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall (Universal Pictures) Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, Russell Brand. Directed by Nicholas Stoller. Rated R for sexual content, language and some graphic nudity. Time 110 minutes.