This Forgetting Sarah Marshall Poster devotes a fair amount of prime space to the task of saying that this comes from the same people that brought you Knocked Up and 40-Year-Old Virgin. And indeed this seems like the heir apparent to those films, not only because of the Apatow connection, but because this is another comedy starring a mostly unknown actor as a bit of a loser facing some problematic romantic situation.
Now, I think Forgetting may turn out to be really funny. And it does have a somewhat promising premise. But it’s just not as strong or as obviously funny as the premises of 40YOV or KU, and the poster suffers because of that. Steve Carell looking like he may actually be a 40-Year-Old Virgin? Hilarious and an immediate classic. The tagline “What if this guy got you pregnant?” coupled with Seth Rogen’s face? So, so funny. Jason Segel looking all sad and holding an actual broken heart? No such an obviously good time at the movies.
Now, let me say once again, this might turn out to be insanely funny. But it’s not obvious that this will be the case, and the poster, although it’s fine in many ways, doesn’t make a solid case that this will be in the same league as 40YOV and KU.