Russell Brand's Aldous Snow was the breakout of the 2008 post-breakup comedy "Forgetting Sarah Marshall." His on-the-wagon rock star was the embodiment of everything you didn't want your ex-girlfriend to date, until he somehow became a likable man-child.

Russell Brand's Aldous Snow was the breakout of the 2008 post-breakup comedy "Forgetting Sarah Marshall." His on-the-wagon rock star was the embodiment of everything you didn't want your ex-girlfriend to date, until he somehow became a likable man-child.

In "Get Him to the Greek," Snow gets a movie all to himself. The director of "Marshall" back at the helm, and while the spinoff isn't quite as sweet as the first movie, it's got a steady stream of laughs.

Aaron Green (Jonah Hill) has an idea for his record exec boss (a quite funny Sean "Diddy" Combs): Bring back Aldous Snow to relive his famous live performance at the Greek Theatre in L.A.

Sounds simple, but there's a catch. After the disastrous reception of his album "African Child" and the dissolving of his relationship with a beautiful pop star (Rose Byrne), Snow is very much back off the wagon. Green must shepherd Snow across the globe while managing his copious consumption of booze, drugs and women.

Despite some soft spots, this drug-addled road-trip movie mostly works. Director Nicholas Stoller wrote the script, which is solidly funny and even has some poignant bits that don't feel tacked on.

Hill dives in as his reserved character gets a taste of rock-star life, and he's great. But the real question is, can you handle a full movie of Brand's brash Britishness? It turns out, yes. He's hysterical. Get you to the "Greek."