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Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic (2005)

 -  Comedy | Music  -  1 August 2008 (UK)
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Narrative digressions on sex, race, politics, and more from comedienne Sarah Silverman.

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Sarah Silverman appears before an audience in Los Angeles with several sketches, taped outside the theater, intercut into the stand-up performance. Themes include race, sex, and religion. Her comic persona is a self-centered hipster, brash and clueless about her political incorrectness. A handful of musical numbers punctuate the performance. It begins and ends with her in conversation with two friends: at the start, she's the loser compared to their recent artistic successes; by the end, she's the star, in her dressing room, dismissive and cutting. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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$124,475 (USA) (11 November 2005)

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$1,324,244 (USA) (17 March 2006)
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Sarah Silverman: [singing a love song] I love you more than bears love honey. / I love you more than Jews love money. / I love you more than Asians are good at math. / I love you even if it's not hip. / I love you more than black people don't tip. / I love you more than Puerto Ricans need baths. / I love you more than girls love dolls. / I love you more than dogs love balls. / I love you more than the white stuff in a zit. / I love you like Gary Busey. / I love you more than dykes love pussy. / I love you more ...
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Refreshingly Crisp
21 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw Sarah Silverman's "documentary" as my last event at the 2005 SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas. It provided a perfect, lingering finish to the week.

The film is one of the tightest pictures I've seen on comedy -- great clips from her live performances, with a balanced sprinkling of scenes about Silverman the person. I liked the use of her sister and brother-in-law to delve deeper into Silverman's approach to her craft. I see three things in Silverman from the work depicted in this film: (1) she catches our attention with stuff that is real -- themes with just enough current of truth; (2) she makes us pause and think with her incredible comedic timing; and (3) she relieves the tension, making our sides hurt with punch lines that elegantly tell us all not to take ourselves or life too seriously.

Those who take the time to research the background of Silverman's sister will appreciate the great wit contained in the simple act of casting her sister in the film. This flick takes a refreshing stab at people and life through comedy. Be sure to stick around for the outtakes – more great fun. I hope Silverman keeps honing her skills and doing great work. I imagine she will constantly be forced to ignore those who would like to restrain her. It's clear that Silverman works hard at her writing and her stage presence; stuff this good doesn't just happen.

Silverman and this film are like a great Zinfandel -- strong intoxicating elements, with layers and layers of transcending substance and flavor.


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