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I'm the One That I Want (2000)

I'm the One That I Want (2000)




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Survivor of sitcom hell, whipping girl for the Hollywood caste system, self-described slut, unabashed fag hag, and, above all, fabulously funny comedienne, Margaret Cho is a legend unto herself. In 1994, Cho, a veteran of the stand-up circuit, was tapped to star in her own sitcom, All-American Girl. The ensuing insanity that came with Cho's stardom -- eating disorders, alcohol and drug problems -- taught her a hard lesson in Hollywood politics and the price of being cast as a role model for an entire ethnic group. Fortunately, Cho was able to overcome a number of obstacles to regain her sanity; even more fortuitously for her fans, she turned her experiences into the basis for her one-woman show, "I'm The One That I Want." The show, which proved enormously successful, included observations on everything from Hollywood hypocrisy, Cho's Korean mother, gay bars, doing a gig on a lesbian whale-watching cruise in Alaska, and why straight male porn actors tend to be so incredibly ugly.
Comedy , Musical & Performing Arts
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Cho Taussig Productions


Critic Reviews for I'm the One That I Want

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (4)

Like a lot of great comedy, I'm the One rises from the ashes of genuine pain while still being funny.

Full Review… | February 3, 2007

I guess you had to be there.

Full Review… | December 6, 2005
One Guy's Opinion

An interesting story (and we're glad she was able to turn her life around) - but it might play better as a movie of the week than a stand-up comedy routine.

Full Review… | September 16, 2002

I'm sure her hometown audience appreciates the therapy session that the film deteriorates into...but for me at least, it got very old.

Full Review… | October 21, 2001

Funny. Smart. Bold. KKKMart and *** Masters - indeed.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
3BlackChicks Review

Ranks right alongside the very best filmed stand-up performances

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Film Journal International

Audience Reviews for I'm the One That I Want

Oh Lord. Margaret Cho beats that one trick pony over and over and over again. How many times can one put out the "shocking" material and pretend that it is comedy.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

Margaret Cho clearly has a knack and talent for stand up comedy. She demonstrates that here and does it quite well. Not all the jokes work, but for the most part it is laugh out loud funny. Great fun, very entertaining.

James Higgins
James Higgins

[img]http://us.movies1.yimg.com/movies.yahoo.com/images/hv/photo/movie_pix/cho_taussig/i_m_the_one_that_i_want/margaret_cho/cho2.jpg[/img] [b]I'm the One That I Want (****) [2nd viewing]: [/b][i]Notorious C.H.O. [/i]is still, collectively, her best material thus far, and I've had the privilege of seeing her perform it live about two years ago. Needless to say, though, [i]I'm the One That I Want [/i]is fantastic as well and definitely worthy of a viewing for those that are not familiar with her stand-up. [center] [left]Margaret: [i]I was on this ship with 800 lesbians...we can't get off...so much drama. 'Were you looking at her or her or her or her or her or her or her or her or her or her or her or her? Well, were you?'[/i] [/left] [left]--------------------- Margaret: [i]And I went through this whole thing, you know. I was like: Am I gay? Am I straight? And I realized I'm just slutty. Where's my parade? [/i][img]http://us.movies1.yimg.com/movies.yahoo.com/images/hv/photo/movie_pix/first_independent/mail_order_wife/_group_photos/adrian_martinez4.jpg[/img] [size=1][i]"You get fuck out!" - Lichi[/i][/size][b] Mail Order Wife (**3/4)[/b]: Asian mail order wife love triangle mockumentary. The film's moments of hilarity outweigh its plot weaknesses. [img]http://img102.echo.cx/img102/9646/18ox.png[/img] [b]All Over Me (****) [2nd viewing][/b]: [i]All Over Me [/i]was the film that served as my introduction to gay-themed cinema many years ago. Not only did I identify with the main character, Claude (Alison Folland), but also the atmosphere the film created. The emotions, heartbreak, confusion, angst, and drama are all relatable, and the realistic portrayal of youth in the 90s is an extraordinary achievement. Recommended; especially if you enjoyed [i]Fucking Åmål[/i] (1998). [u] Current iTunes playlist (in no particular order):[/u] Sneaker Pimps - [i]6 Underground[/i] Without Gravity - [i]Beautiful Son [/i]Bell X1 - [i]Eve, The Apple of My Eye [/i]Sufjan Stevens - [i]To Be Alone With You[/i] Hotel Lights - [i]You Come and I Go[/i] The Album Leaf - [i]Eastern Glow[/i] Athlete - [i]Wires [/i]Phaser - [i]Sway [/i]Imogen Heap - [i]Hide and Seek [/i]The Duhks - [i]Mists of Down Below[/i] The Church - [i]You're Still Beautiful [/i]Sleater-Kinney - [i]Entertain [/i]The Distillers - [i]Love Is Paranoid [/i]; [i]For Tonight You're Only Here to Know[/i] [i] [img]http://img97.echo.cx/img97/4310/12pm.png[/img] [/i][/left] [/center]

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