Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Written by: Jason Segel
Produced by: Judd Apatow, Shauna Robertson
Original release: April 18, 2008
World premiere: March 10, 2008 at the South by Southwest Film Festival
Running time: 111 minutes
Kristen Wiig as: Yoga Instructor
Other cast: Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, Russell Brand, Jonah Hill
More information at IMDb.com
Struggling musician Peter Bretter has spent six years idolizing his girlfriend, television star Sarah Marshall. He’s the guy left holding her purse in paparazzi photos and accidentally omitted from acceptance award speeches. But when she decides to break up with him, Peter’s world falls apart. To clear his head and lift his spirits, he takes an impulsive trip to Hawaii, where he runs into the last thing he expects to see: His ex and her hip new British-rocker boyfriend, Aldous, staying at his hotel.
Even as Peter keeps running into the two people he is trying to avoid, he finds comic relief and support in his new-found hotel buddies, including a growing flirtation with Rachel, the beautiful resort staff employee whose laid-back philosophy inspires him to get back on track and rejoin the world. In the process, Peter discovers what makes him feel truly happy… his vampire musical project, a daring albeit unplanned dip in the ocean, and the pleasures of many, many fruity cocktails.
Yoga instructor: I recognize you from your show.
Sarah Marshall: Oh, thank you!
Yoga instructor: You seem much taller on your show.
Sarah Marshall: …I’m not.
Yoga instructor: No, I know!
Yoga instructor: Remember, this is not a competition. Although you two seem to be the best in the class.
Yoga instructor: It’s really important in this pose that you arch your back and keep it flat at the same time.
Peter Bretter: I feel like those are two opposing ideas.
Yoga instructor: No, they’re not. Because you’re arching your back, up, while it’s flat.
Peter Bretter: What’s up? My legs, that’s what!
Yoga instructor: We are doing quiet head-stands today…