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Saving Silverman (2001)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 9 February 2001 (USA)
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A pair of buddies conspire to save their best friend from marrying the wrong woman.

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Bar Dude
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Vageet (as Chris Logan)
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Raccoon Woman
Max Fomitchev ...
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Storyline

Two dim-witted former high school buddys and Neil Diamond fanactics, Wayne and J.D., plot to keep their friend Darren from marrying the wrong woman, a domineering and spiteful psychologist named Judith by kidnapping her and trying to set Darren up with his old high school girlfriend Sandy who plans to become a nun. Written by Matthew Patay

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They swore nothing could come between them. Then she came along. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, language, and thematic material | See all certifications »

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9 February 2001 (USA)  »

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Evil Woman  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,411,852, 11 February 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$19,351,569, 25 March 2001
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Trivia

Amanda Peet went on to star in Gullivers travels as the love interest of jack black, both of whom star in this movie. See more »

Goofs

When Darren and Judith are at Wayne and J.D.'s house, J.D. cleans off a chair for Judith to sit on. While she is sitting and he is trying to fix the chair, she has a drink in her right hand and puts it on an end table and both hands are free. In the next shot, the glass is back in her right hand. In the next shot, her hands are empty again. See more »

Quotes

Judith: I don't want your shitty old house or your dead grandmother.
Wayne: I'll throw J.D. in. He doesn't look like much but girls call him the human power tool.
J.D.: It's true!
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Crazy Credits

At the end there is a concert with Neil Diamond and all the actors and the end titles. See more »

Connections

References The Jazz Singer (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

I Believe In Happy Endings
Written and Performed by Neil Diamond
Produced by Peter Asher
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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Come on now yaaahaaa!
24 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

Jack Black and Steve Zahn..you gotta love them.

This film is just about as stupid as you could possible imagine. The story line is puerile in the extreme. The characterisation is non-existent. The direction lacks any sense of control. And yet....and yet this is the funniest film i have seen since There's Something About Mary.

Jack Black and Steve Zahn are two of the best comedic actors in the business today. It seems to me that, precisely because of Dugan's lack of control, these two guys gave free rein to all of their improvisational instincts and they save the film from being a complete mess. They are sensational. Jack Black's constant mimicing of Neil Diamond's habit of singing "come on now yaaahaaa" when he does Holly Holy is insidious and sticks in your head long after the film has finished.

Amanda Peet and Amanda Detmer are sex on legs here. Their parts are badly written but who cares when they look this good! Even Neil Diamond shows he is a trouper by showing up for a cameo in a film that, essentially, pokes gentle fun at how uncool his stage persona is perceived to be.

This is just great ...9/10


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