Tag: Jason Segel
When it comes to romantic comedies, Jason Segel and writer-director Nicholas Stoller have undeniable chemistry; meeting on the set of Judd Apatow’s TV series Undeclared in 2001, they reunited on Stoller’s cult comedy directorial debut Forgetting Sarah Marshall, which Segel wrote and starred in, and re-teamed in the same roles for The Muppets, with Stoller co-writing. With their third feature together on screens this month, their chemistry graduates to a full-fledged creative relationship.
The Five Year Engagement In Cinemas May 3 *** Fulfilling the expectation of its rom-com genre, and living up to the acclaim of its predecessors (Bridesmaids, Get Him To The Greek) this film sets another brick in the foundation that epitomises the popular entertainment experience of our time. The Five Year Engagement maps the misadventures [...]
The Muppets Opens January 12 ****1/2 Anyone who’s seen the likeably breezy, Hawaiian-set rom-com Forgetting Sarah Marshall will know what an inspired choice Jason Segel was to entrust with The Muppets’ latest big-screen revival. Emboldened by that film’s success and the popularity of its climactic ‘Dracula musical’ sequence (which used custom-designed puppets by the legendary Jim [...]