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Dragged down by a plot lacking any sense of logic and obnoxious, unsympathetic characters, this comedy is more crude and mean-spirited than funny.
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This full-throttle sophomoric comedy still feels forced and phony at times, which undercuts the manic efforts of its cast.
Dugan ... encourages one and all to be as frat-house gross as possible.
A relentless misfire, ineptly stealing from a number of crude but more ably executed comedies.
The script ... smacks of desperation beyond saving.
Despite an early, zesty deluge of gags ... it soon settles down to an anxious man-a-thon.
Expends a moderate budget and several attractive young performers to absolutely no consequence.
A dumb comedy, but older teens may laugh.
The audience is one who needs saving, not the title character, in this latest entry in the look-how-dumb-I-can-get comedy sweepstakes.
Peppered with naked senior citizens, trash-talking nuns and a bloody plastic surgery operation, "Silverman" will be best enjoyed by people who truly believe "gross" and "silly" are synonyms for "funny"...
Mulher Infernal não é apenas uma comédia mal realizada e sem a menor graça. É, também, uma produção capaz de insultar a inteligência do espectador a todo momento.
Silverman is the newest "comedy" from director Dennis Dugan who has made such other "hits" as Big Daddy, Beverly Hills Ninja, and Happy Gilmore.
We all have our guilty pleasures.
J.D.: Isn't one-and-only supposed to be, like, one? And only?
"They swore nothing could come between them. Then she came along."
Saving Silverman is a movie so stupid, so ridiculous, so weird, so fucked up; that I actually ended up liking it a little. Not a lot, but a little, which is a lot more than I thought I would. When I say this movie is stupid, I mean it is one of the stupidest movies I have ever seen. It's so stupid, you have to give it props. I am of the belief that Dennis Dugan and company tried, with Saving Silverman, to make most moronic movie of all-time. So their attempt was a success. It may not merit any applause, nor should it mean that you should watch it. In fact I wouldn't wish this movie on anyone. It takes a special type of person to take any satisfaction in Saving Silverman at all. And I guess I'm one of them.
I would talk about the plot here, but all you'd be able to read is plot gibberish. The film is very episodic and extremely wacky and bizarre. The cast do what they can to make it all the more ridiculous and damn if they didn't succeed. Jack Black, Steve Zahn, Jason Biggs, Amanda Peet, and Ermey all turn in the most ridiculous performances of their lives. It's a good thing in this sense because it is what the film merited.
I'm not going to go on any longer. I feel ashamed for saying I actually enjoyed Saving Silverman a little bit. Still I can't allow myself to give it more than the rating I have because it really is a shitty movie. It's just one of those movies that is so shitty, it's almost good.
Zany ensues when a nice guy takes up with one scheming, manipulative itch ... well, almost zany, as halfway through the movie I realized that I hadn't laughed once, a comedy deathknell. The actors are personable enough, the situations seems ripe for jest, and yet: blah.
Pathetic characters, dumb plot without logic and silly scenes, this "romantic" comedy presents a crude and weak script that don't take a lot of laughs. Rotten.
Sometimes a silly movie is really funny. This is one of those.
Jack Black is perfect as J.D., a well-meaning but moronic slob. Steve Zahn is great as his slightly brighter buddy, Wayne. Darren Silverman (Jason Biggs), the title character and the third member of the trio of losers who've had a bond and a band (Neil Diamond tribute band) since grade school.
Although the title character, and the man who the plot spins about, Silverman is seldom in the thick of the fun. That is provided by the antics of his two buddies in trying to save him from Judith (Amanda Peet), a successful educated women who finds Silverman convenient to have around after feigning interest in him to fend off a magician clumsily trying to hit on her. Their relationship is that of female domination of a willingly submissive male, although overt use of that terminology would ruin the movie. The domination includes Judith denying Darren sexual favors but demanding it from him.
Darren's true "one and only" love is Sandy (Amanda Detmer), who left town with her family while in grade school, but moves back shortly after Darren gets besotted by Judith. Sandy is a novitiate who is to take her vows in a week.
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