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Strangers with Candy (2005)

 -  Comedy  -  28 July 2006 (Sweden)
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A prequel to the critically acclaimed series featuring Jerri Blank, a 46 year-old ex-junkie, ex-con who returns to high school in a bid to start her life over.

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Forty-seven year old Jerri Blank is a socially unaware ex-con junkie alcoholic prostitute. After being released from her latest stint behind bars, Jerri wants to clean up her life and decides the best way to do so is to go home, where she left thirty-two years earlier when she began her depraved life. She arrives home to find that her mother has died, her father has remarried a much younger woman, and her father fell into a stress induced coma in part because she disappeared. She takes that cleaning up her life one step further when Dr. Putney, her father's doctor, tells her that he may emerge from his coma if life were to return to the way it was before she left, but better as she has to make her father proud. So she decides to go back to her old high school, Flatpoint, to get her high school diploma. She quickly decides the best way to be the best student possible is to participate in and win the state science fair. In her quest, she gets caught up in the competing agendas of: ... Written by Huggo

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Going to high school for the first time is always scary... Especially the second time around. See more »

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, language and some drug material | See all certifications »

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28 July 2006 (Sweden)  »

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De vuelta al 'insti'  »

Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$43,141 (USA) (30 June 2006)

Gross:

$2,068,323 (USA) (15 September 2006)
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Trivia

The pinup model in Jerri's locker is Amy Sedaris. Sedaris also played the cocktail waitress in the "Teacher's Lounge" scene. See more »

Quotes

Jerri Blank: Are you the grief counselor?
Grief Counselor Peggy Callas: Oh, god, it never ends. Have a seat. I should tell you up front, each student gets ten minutes, that last student took fifteen, so you get five.
Jerri Blank: Well, that's not fair!
Grief Counselor Peggy Callas: Take it up with Les. He's the one that's frigid.
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Connections

Featured in The Colbert Report: Amy Sedaris (2006) See more »

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Betrayal
Written by Paul Dinello and Paul Shaffer
Sung by The Fonzi Thornton Caballeros
Published by Postvalda Music
Adm. by Warner Chappell Music
Master Recordings courtesy of Worldwide Trousers Incorporated
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Can i have my 2 hours back?
20 February 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is my first review....why you might ask yourself? Why now? I'll tell you why.....so i can help people to avoid the god awful tripe that this movie is. I don't think my comedy tastes are really any different to anyone else's...i don't think i just didn't "get it" i honestly and truly think this is the worst film i have ever seen in my entire life. Not once did i laugh....the whole film i wanted to punch Jerri in her mutilated face, and quite frankly i'm disturbed Colbert would put his name, let alone face, to something this bad. The quote on the box says "The funniest film since 'Shaun of the dead'" - where was that from you ask? IMDb. Yes folks...right here...thats the only place they could find someone insane enough to actually like this movie. Avoid like the plague. For the love of God.


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