The movie starts with Brand releasing a new Album, African Child, which turns out to be a huge flops and essentially ends his career. He goes into a tailspin of drugs and abuse for a few years and loses his son and girlfriend—played by Rose Byrne. Meanwhile, Hill works for a record company run by Sean Combs (who is obviously channeling Chris Rock for the part) and lives with his doctor-to-be girlfriend, Elisabeth Moss. Hill pitches the idea that Brand has a concert at the Greek Theatre in LA on the tenth-year anniversary of a particularly memorable show. Brand and Combs agree, Hill is dispatched to London to bring Brand back (to be his nanny.) On their way to LA, Brand and Hill get into all sorts of hijinks together.
Get Him to the Greek is a film that provides some easy laughs without much substance. The film is typical Apatow-fare, with plenty of drinking, sex, drugs, and crazy misdeeds, but also love, redemption, finding strength, finding a way, and self-discovery. While there are some truly hilarious parts and lines from this film, it doesn't really stand out as a particularly great flick. Much of the humor revolves around substance abuse and alcohol consumption (Oh, look, they're drinking absinthe and then jumping around ecstatically.) The film could have done with a little more work, a little more fine-tuning. I must admit though, the best parts of this film are the two music videos released by Rose Byrne's character, Jackie Q (view them on YouTube.)