Forgetting Sarah Marshal
Source: Catholic News Service
Romantic comedy -- by turns touching and funny but also frequently vulgar -- about a TV composer (very appealing Jason Segel who also wrote the often perceptive script) who, dumped by his actress girlfriend (Kristen Bell), travels to Hawaii to nurse his wounds, only to find his ex there with her new boyfriend, a British rock star (Russell Brand), while he falls for the hotel's empathetic receptionist (Mila Kunis). Take out the raunchy elements from first-time director Nicholas Stoller's film, and there's a surprisingly sensitive story that makes intelligent points about relationships, and even in some respects a moral underpinning, but the objectionable elements (characteristic of the Judd Apatow brand of R-rated comedy) are too pervasive to ignore. Sexual encounters, some aberrant, with partial nudity, full-frontal male-nudity sight gag, frank sexual talk, nonmarital situations, much rough language including irreverent remarks, and comic violence. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is O -- morally offensive. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
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