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What to Watch If You Love Forgetting Sarah Marshall

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Wondering what to watch after Forgetting Sarah Marshall? While the film was hilariously and shamelessly raunchy, it also had a softer, sweeter side that explored love, heartbreak, and healing. While such a unique blend of characteristics may seem hard to match, fear not! If you just finished the film and are carving more, there are plenty of movies and TV shows like Forgetting Sarah Marshall to satisfy. 

Forgetting Sarah Marshall fans may want thematically similar material and plenty of shows and films will suffice. The Netflix series Love is a semi-comedic take on the nuances of romance and films like Trainwreck and The 40-Year-Old Virgin are also crude comedies with a secret softer side. If you're a fan of the film's stars, Jason Segel, Mila Kunis, and Kristen Bell star in plenty of other shows and flicks you may enjoy. For more suggestions, browse the recommendations below! 

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  • The 40-Year-Old Virgin
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