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Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic (2005)

Not Rated  |   |  Documentary, Comedy, Music  |  9 December 2005 (USA)
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Narrative digressions on sex, race, politics, and more from comedienne Sarah Silverman.

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Grandma's Friend
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Grandma's Friend
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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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9 December 2005 (USA)  »

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Сара Сильверман: Иисус - это чудо  »

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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 based this movie on acts she performed in New York and Los Angeles, according to an interview with NPR (November 9, 2005). See more »

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[first lines]
[Sarah Silverman is visiting her friends, who are boasting about their latest creative achievements]
Friend: So then I said, "Shut up, you stupid twat."
Friend: [petting her dog] Oh, my God.
Friend: I know. And then I'm like, Oh, fuck, what did I just do? But then the audience loved it! They went nuts, and she looked like an idiot. Like, they were all like, "She is a stupid twat that should shut up!"
Friend: That's awesome.
Friend: So it felt really good. So that's on the record.
Friend: You'll sell, like, so many more copies ...
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Doesn't always work, but it's edgy and often funny
31 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've seen Sarah Silverman in plenty of films and TV appearances, but this is my first time seeing her stand-up act in its entirety. Altogether, I enjoyed the film. I'm sure this won't appeal to all tastes, especially if you're easily offended. I wouldn't say Sarah is nearly as good as George Carlin or Richard Pryor or other classic envelope-pushing comedians, but she is good and definitely has a unique comic style (not something I say about many comedians nowadays). I like the way she delivers her profane, offensive humor in such a mundane fashion. I think it makes the jokes even funnier. The flaw in her comedy, in my opinion, is that despite her significant intelligence and wit, Sarah does have a silly, absurd side. Some of the musical numbers definitely bordered on the silly side. Altogether, the film is hit-or-miss, thankfully with more hits. And of course, Sarah is quite easy on the eyes, which is part of the fun of seeing her in a starring role.


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