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||Jason Biggs, Jack
Black, Steve Zahn, Amanda Peet, Amanda Detmer, Neil Diamond
||It's high on the
PG-13 meter, leave them at home.
||She'll might think
it dumb or decide to try and control you.
almost fall out her dress and lots of talk.
||Mostly kicks to
||I laughed a lot.
||The wedding scene.
||Coach gives the
advice: "If you get any urges you can't suppress with
hard liquor, use this" - and he shows his hand.
Wayne says to Judith "And you're the hard-core bitch
I've always dreamt of."
||Neal H. Moritz
And just when I was starting to feel good about my
movie reviewing! There I was, all proud, because whereas most other
reviewers were thinking
"Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon"
was this great movie, well, neither me nor The Dude on the Left
thought it was all that great. Why? The stupid flying scenes. Then I
read an article about how overseas moviegoers arenít that thrilled
with the movie because of, you guessed it, the flying scenes. The
U.S. critics loved it, I didnít think it was that great, and I
felt justified by the article about the overseas moviegoers. Then
the reviews for "Saving Silverman" started coming out and
everyone seemed to hate it. I, on the other hand, saw the movie and
found it hilarious. I guess Iím just warped.
A Movie Review
I will be blunt, "Saving Silverman" isnít the
greatest film ever made, isnít the best comedy, and maybe Iím
too easily amused, but if you go into it expecting a stupid movie,
well, you will get exactly what you are looking for and will
probably find it funny.
"Saving Silverman" tells the story of three buddies,
Darren (Jason Biggs), Wayne (Steve Zahn), and J.D. (Jack Black).
They are best friends since forever and all three of them are still
looking for the right girl while in their odd jobs and fronting a
Neil Diamond cover band. Then Darren finds Judith (Amanda Peet), a
domineering bitch who controls Darren with the power of eventual
sex. But Wayne and J.D. are pissed because, well, their fun quotient
has gone down since Judith has taken their Darren away. Darren is
threatening to marry Judith and Wayne and J.D. canít let that
happen. So, they kidnap Judith and set Darren up with his old high
school love of his life, Sandy (Amanda Detmer), who is about to
become a nun. Ahh, life as a young adult!
Yes, you can expect stupid jokes, kicks in the balls, and a
performance by R. Lee Ermey (the scary-as-hell Drill Sergeant from
"Full Metal Jacket") that included him dropping his pants
to take a dump along the driveway and, well, will still have you
scratching your head, but I still laughed, so did some of the folks
around me, and that is all I was looking forward to. And, oh yea, it
had Neil Diamond playing himself and what could be wrong with that?
The jokes were as dumb as "Thereís Something About
Mary" and "American Pie", but the only problem I
found with "Saving Silverman" was that it stuck with the
PG-13 rating instead of going all-out for the R stuff like "Ö
Mary" and "Ö Pie". I guess so goes the way of
Hollywood in the "politically correct" and "we have
to save the children" world we are living in right now.
Go into it expecting a stupid movie and youíll probably laugh.
Go into it expecting a spectacular comedy with movie-making to rival
the masters and youíll be disappointed. I laughed even though the
jokes were stupid, who doesnít find a good kick in the balls
funny, and I wish the movie was rated R so one or two of Amanda Peetís
puppies could have fallen out of her low-cut dresses. Itís 3 Ĺ
stars out of 5. Expect what you will get and you will laugh. Look
for a challenge and you might as well stay home.
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!