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½ November 4, 2016
Loud, annoying, and unfunny
July 15, 2016
Entertaining film based on Howard Stern's autobiography and starring Stern himself. In some ways a nice tribute to his wife, whom he split with a couple years after the film's release.
May 31, 2016
This movie never gets old. I remember seeing it the night it came out in a theater full of drunk/stoned high school students (aka my peers). Still fantastic almost 20 years later.
½ May 1, 2016
Howard Stern's rise to prominence as a struggling DJ to national shock jock. Somewhat self-serving but entertaining as well with Stern mostly poking fun at himself in the process. Stern does a fine job playing himself, not necessarily an easy thing.
December 13, 2015
Private Parts is a hilarious, raunchy film that is very personal and honest. Howard Stern doesn't hide from what he's done or who he is, he is unsettlingly open about his life, just as he is with his show. The movie has a very humble, down to earth atmosphere of small-time radio studios and crummy apartments. There are no sweeping shots or exquisite vistas. The acting is a little shaky at a few points, but overall Stern and his cast do a very good job as themselves. It is also amazing to see the story progress and see how big of an impact he had on the media and continues to have.
November 9, 2015
very good movie portraying the life of howerd stern
½ November 7, 2015
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½ September 26, 2015
Absolutely DISGUSTING. Mixed gross-out humor with nasty doses of racism, sexism, and homophobia, reveal a dark side to Stern's professional personality. Stern is clearly presenting a sanitized version of his story--he had control over every aspect of the film and vetoed more than half a dozen scripts before choosing the one that pleased him--in an attempt to reach a whole new level of stardom. I never laughed, just cringed for the man who wants to show the audience that he is a righteous man, when in fact - he's a total sleeze, cheater, and bully.
September 23, 2015
I've never read the book this was adapted from but Private Parts is essentially the life story of radio show comedian Howard Stern. The film is enjoyable, surreal, and humorous, also not an overdone and exaggerated make believe story. Stern does a great job channeling in his former self.
The life story of radio show host and comedian Howard Stern is told from his childhood to 1997, where he covers the many radio stations he moved city to city from, his cohosts who assist him, his verbally cruel bosses, and his family life.
Private Parts is unique in that it's a biopic of a comedian that at the time was still rising to fame. It works as a good biopic and an entertaining and humorous one, Stern does a great job as well as Paul Giamatti, who plays Stern's pissed off boss at WNBC who berated him and attempts to censor his radio show heavily. Private Parts simply works together well in all elements.
September 20, 2015
Solid movie kinda has a slow middle but good in general
September 9, 2015
I do not like Howard Stern's radio or television show, but I still like this movie. It is nice to see there is a real person with an eventful story underneath his media persona. While I am not into his show, his road to success is actually quite interesting. It looks at the radio industry and points out a number of insightful flaws. You have to admire his determination and desire to challenge the system even if it means breaking the rules. The tone strikes the right balance in humor and substantive character development, which is not so easy. Often this movie is funny, but more impressively, the serious side of his professional career and personal life work just as well. The plot avoids the trap of needless details or lingering in one part the life story. Nor does it gloss over or skip important steps. For the most part, it is entertaining, though it does slow down towards the end. It tells the story well and has the bonus of a humorous undertone. This is also a unique biopic in that Howard Stern plays himself. He is not doing an impression or an interpretation of someone else. It feels very genuine as if he wants people to understand him better. This movie's biggest achievement is how it gives you an entirely different perspective and a more complete understanding of Howard Stern the man.
August 23, 2015
Private Parts was very raunchy but it was hilarious. It was great to learn about how Howard Stern came to be.
August 18, 2015
Very off the hook comedy, but an interesting biography, and a killer soundtrack! Oh yeah, and Jenna Jameson is butt naked with her boobies showing off for the camera! Did we really need anything else!?
½ August 10, 2015
It's been a long time since I first saw this but caught it again on TV and it's a very well done and entertaining autobiographical film with Stern and several others playing themselves, and it shouldn't be surprising that they could play themselves well, but it is, they performed like legit actors and the whole production worked very well.
June 29, 2015
As biographical movies go, Stern's story is done well. Narrated and acted by himself, which he surprisingly does quite well, there is a strong blend of honesty and humor throughout the film. Thanks to being a shock-jock, there are no lulls in the storytelling and yet nothing that doesn't add to the overall purpose either. I can't say the movie is ambitious in any way, but it doesn't necessarily fail either. Considering the subject matter, however, the lack of shock-storytelling shocked me.
½ June 7, 2015
Entertaining, endearing biopic.
½ June 6, 2015
There's no one else could capture Howard Stern's controversial and vulgar personality better than Stern himself.
May 8, 2015
only if you've ever liked Howard Stern, which I have not. But the fiancee does.
April 2, 2015
This is a biography comedy about a part of the life of radio superstar Howard
Stern, who plays himself. Others from his show also play themselves, including Robin Quivers. The film captures his funniest moments through the years, and it is hilarious, and side-splittingly funny. His comedy is original, unique, and ground-breaking.
½ March 20, 2015
being misunderstood is the fate of all true geniuses
that's what Howard Stern became when he succeeded turning into the biggest disc jockey in NYC
the film tracks his start of life wanting to be on the radio as a talk show host and using his own brand of unorthodox humor to make it big
it's very funny and very hard-hitting
Betty Thomas handles this kind of biographical material with such wit and charm
and it doesn't hurt that she has his wife, Allison (Mary McCormack) thrown into the mix
she's always stuck by him even when he had trouble finding respectable work in the radio business with NBC
he says that's something you have to count on to have such a reliable life partner
we get all the 'private parts' in this from sex jokes to private details of Howard's life being broadcasted as part of his program
love it or hate Stern has a knack for the vulgar and the obscene with no shortage of laughs
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