Saving Silverman

2001

Saving Silverman

Critics Consensus

Dragged down by a plot lacking any sense of logic and obnoxious, unsympathetic characters, this comedy is more crude and mean-spirited than funny.

18%

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Total Count: 100
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Darren Silverman, Wayne Le Fessier and J.D. McNugent have been best friends since the fifth grade. From grade school (when they were all picked on), to high school (when Wayne played on the football squad, J.D. was the team's mascot and Darren was its star cheerleader), to today (rocking side by side in "Diamonds in the Rough", their Neil Diamond cover band), these guys have always stuck together. Now, enter Judith, a great-looking but cold-hearted and manipulative psychiatrist who digs her claws into sweet-natured Darren, snatches him from the friendship and even breaks up the band. First, J.D. and Wayne attempt to distract Darren by reuniting him with his high school love, Sandy, who in only a short time plans to take her religious vows and become a nun. But the stranglehold Judith has on Darren is too strong. In a desperate and hilarious last-ditch attempt to save their friend from Judith's grip - and after receiving some ill-advised help from their take-no-prisoners high school football coach - Wayne and J.D. kidnap Judith and fake her death, leaving Darren free to fall for Sandy. Judith, however, doesn't stay down for long. Demonstrating cunning and kick-ass karate moves that leave her captors in the dust, Judith escapes and pulls Darren back under her control. But just before the contentious couple takes their wedding vows, a hero arrives in an unexpected form - Neil Diamond, who is recruited by J.D. and Wayne to help save the day.

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Cast

Jason Biggs
as Darren Silverman
Steve Zahn
as Wayne Lefessier
Jack Black
as J.D. McNugent
Amanda Detmer
as Sandy Perkus
R. Lee Ermey
as Football Coach
Neil Diamond
as Himself
Kyle Gass
as Bar Dude
Norman Armour
as Minister
Colin Foo
as Old Man
Esme Lambert
as Racoon Woman
Tony Parsons
as Newscaster
Lillian Carlson
as Mother Superior
Eli Ranger
as Young Darren
Ivan Jurcev
as Young J.D.
Carly McKillip
as Cute Girl
Carla Boudreau
as Beautiful Woman
Phil Trasolini
as Referee on Sideline
David Neale
as Cop at Police Station
Mary Ann Skoll
as Cop at Police Station
Biski Gugushe
as Cop at Darren's House
Gus Lynch
as Security Guard
Larry "Warlock" Lam
as Thai Kickboxer
Stephen Chang
as Thai Referee
Eliza Murbach
as Wayne's Mom
Blake Stovin
as Wayne's Dad
Brittany Moldowan
as Little Girl
Katlyn Ducharme
as Little Girl
Nancy J. Lilley
as Bearded Lady
David Mylrea
as Dogfaced Boy
Dario De Iaco
as Strong Man
Margaret Ryan
as Old Lady
Lowela Jotie
as Cheerleader
Shannon Bennett
as Cheerleader
Theresa Coombe
as Cheerleader
Leigh Hilary-Lakin
as Cheerleader
Jennifer Armstrong
as Cheerleader
Linda Bernath
as Cheerleader
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