There is a quick and simple litmus test to tell whether or not you'll enjoy Get Him to the Greek. If you found Aldous Snow, Russell Brand's caricature of a rock star, to be one of the funnier elements of Forgetting Sarah Marshall, then you will no doubt have a riot with the increased raunchiness his character once again brings to the screen for director Nicholas Stoller. If, for whatever reason, you find Brand's larger-than-life presence to be as insufferable as the real rock stars he's lampooning, chances are good his spin-off film will do little to convince you there's more to him than just an outrageous persona. Get Him to the Greek is exactly what the trailers advertise: Aldous Snow turned to 11.

The record company Aaron Green (Jonah Hill) works for is taking a beating in the recession. In an attempt to turn business around, Aaron's boss, Sergio (Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs), agrees to go ahead with Aaron's suggestion to put on a massive concert marking Aldous Snow's band's ten-year anniversary at the Greek theater in Los Angeles. Trouble is, the eccentric lead singer of Infant Sorrow is half-way around the world in London. Aaron must then fly to the UK just days before the concert is set to take place and escort the easily distracted rocker back to LA in time for the show. Aldous, who could care less about the concert, is far more interested in forcing his new pet Aaron out of his timid shell. Hilarity ensues.
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