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Saving Silverman
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Starring: Jason Biggs, Jack Black, Steve Zahn, Amanda Peet, Amanda Detmer, Neil Diamond
MPAA Rated: PG-13
Released By: Columbia Pictures
Web Site: www.savingsilverman.com
Kiddie Movie: It's high on the PG-13 meter, leave them at home.
Date Movie: She'll might think it dumb or decide to try and control you.
Gratuitous Sex: Amanda's boobs almost fall out her dress and lots of talk.
Gratuitous Violence: Mostly kicks to the balls.
Action: Nah.
Laughs: I laughed a lot.
Memorable Scene: The wedding scene.
Memorable Quote: 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."
Directed By: Dennis Dugan
Produced By: Neal H. Moritz

Saving Silverman
A Movie Review

MPAA Rated - PG-13

It's 1:31 Long

A Review by
The Dude on the Right
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.

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!!!

 

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