Strangers with Candy (2005)
Critic Consensus: Occasionally funny, but little more than a jumbled, overextended episode of the TV show. Still, Candy devotees won't be disappointed.
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as Jerri Blank
as Chuck Noblet
as Geoffrey Jellineck
as Principal Blackman
as Sara Blank
as Guy Blank
as Coach Divers
as Carlo Honflin
as Roger Beekman
as Peggy Callas
as Dr. Putney
as Tammi Littlenut
as Derrick Blank
as Shamus Noblet
as Iris Puffybush
as Iris Puffybush
as Mr. Herb
as P. John
as Les Tuckles
as Clair Noblet
as Les Tuckles
as Coach Cherri Wolf
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Critic Reviews for Strangers with Candy
Whether you guffaw, giggle or sit stone-faced through Strangers With Candy will depend on your reaction to Sedaris as Jerri and her freak show of over-the-top bad taste.
This plays like a 'Season One' DVD, silly moments interspersed with lots of dull plot and lame high-school send-up situations.
Audiences should find the film brilliant or repellent. At the most interesting moments, it's a bit of both.
Some things were meant to be seen in small doses or on small screens. For all its subversive perks and quirks, Strangers is one of them.
Audience Reviews for Strangers with Candy
Hilarious in a Tracy Ulman kind of way...only better. I laughed often and heartily at this over-the-top, crazy comedy.
Strangers With Candy is a decent comedy. The film boasts a decent cast as well. Strangers With Candy has some laughs here and there, but as a good comedy, it never succeeds at being anything other than decent. I felt that the films weakness was that it tried to hard at making you laugh, for me a comedy should be effortless at making you laugh. Strangers With Candy is funny, but at times the jokes fall flat and are boring. The film does make you laugh, but by the films end, you realize that this film could have much better. There was a good cast of comedic talent at work here, and I'm actually quite surprised that this was the best they could do. The results are decent and there is nothing really great about the film. I thought that the film was fairly forgettable, and is the type of film that you need to see only once. This is not a film that demands repeated viewings. Stephen Colbert was the funniest aspect of this film, and he definitely made the film a bit more watchable. But like I said, the film is decent and has a few good laughs, but the film takes its time to build up, and keep the laughs moving along. This film had so much potential, however half the way it's very boring. Worth watching once, and you can forget about it, there's nothing really effective at work. This is simply a decent film that could have been much better than this.
Ewww...kay. This is a movie where a bunch of action I don't care about is held together by characters I really don't like. Amy Sedaris is a pretty good actress and more power to her for happily obliterating her natural beauty with frumy makeup, but the character she created isn't worth watching. She's boring, vain, flippantly cruel, self-centered and stupid. Every main character - the ones you're supposed to pay attention to - are all horrible people, and the only ones that aren't are only there to get treated like hell for comedic value. This just does not float my boat.
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