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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.

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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.

February 3, 2007 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
eFilmCritic.com

I guess you had to be there.

December 6, 2005 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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.

September 16, 2002 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

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

October 21, 2001 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
Needcoffee.com

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

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
3BlackChicks Review

Ranks right alongside the very best filmed stand-up performances

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…
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.

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