I know I’m probably setting myself up for disappointment. Because though the provenance of this film — from the same people who brought us Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Yes Man and Superbad — does not inspire confidence in me, there’s something about this trailer that makes me go, Hmm, this might be pretty okay.
Perhaps it’s that I like the idea of sending up the excesses of rock stars. And Russell Brand is fairly amusing, in some circumstances. (He was certainly the best thing about Sarah Marshall.)