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Strangers with Candy (2005)

R | | Comedy | 21 July 2006 (USA)
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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, and her father has remarried a much younger woman and has fallen 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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High school is difficult... for a 47-year-old ex-con junkie crack whore. See more »

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

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$3,500,000 (estimated)

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

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$2,068,323 (USA) (15 September 2006)
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Snowball 37, the band whose logo appears on apparel worn by characters in the movie, is an actual touring band, made up of three members of the infamous Fagan family, who appear as students in the movie, and all but one episode of the TV series. The name of the band is a reference to a very well know conversation from Kevin Smith's Clerks (1994). See more »

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Float On
Performed by The Floaters
Written by James Mitchell Jr., Marvin Lee Willis and Arnold Darnell Ingram
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Courtesy of MCA Records, under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Hilariously Funny
23 July 2006 | by (st. louis) – See all my reviews

I wasn't sure I was going to like this film, probably because of the ugly grimace on Amy Sedaris' face but due to a power outage in my town I had to go to the theater to keep cool and this, I thought, was the least offensive film playing on that day.

I was completely shocked at how smart and funny it was. Of course I knew Stephen Colbert was going to be great (and he was) and I do like Amy Sedaris but I was not prepared for how simply fabulous this film was.

The film is chock full of smart and not so smart gags that will leave you howling. The theater was full when I went and everyone was laughing loudly throughout the film.

One warning, if your sense of humor is middle of the road or if you like your humor "safe", you probably won't like this. It constantly takes chances, pushing every button and never lets up. If you're ready for a wild ride of truly riotous hilarity, this one is for you.

I really can't remember when I've ever seen a funnier film.


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