MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,706 this week

Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic (2005)

 -  Comedy | Music  -  1 August 2008 (UK)
6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 4,581 users   Metascore: 63/100
Reviews: 54 user | 56 critic | 28 from Metacritic.com

Narrative digressions on sex, race, politics, and more from comedienne Sarah Silverman.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 26 titles
created 01 Jun 2011
 
a list of 1140 titles
created 18 Sep 2011
 
a list of 29 titles
created 10 Apr 2012
 
a list of 59 titles
created 26 Feb 2013
 
a list of 42 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic (2005)

Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic (2005) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Sarah Silverman stars as Sarah Silverman, an unemployed single woman who still behaves like a child. Sarah depends in everything on her sister (played by her real sister Laura). Sarah is ... See full summary »

Stars: Sarah Silverman, Laura Silverman, Brian Posehn
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Prepare for an evening of riotously shocking material as sharp-witted stand-up superstar Sarah Silverman steps up for her first HBO solo special. Performing in front of an intimate audience... See full summary »

Director: Liam Lynch
Stars: Sarah Silverman, Daniel Steven Gonzalez, Cuete Yeska
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A wannabe rock star in need of cash poses as a substitute teacher at a prep school, and tries to turn his class into a rock band.

Director: Richard Linklater
Stars: Jack Black, Mike White, Joan Cusack
Hamlet 2 (2008)
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In this irreverent comedy, a failed actor-turned-worse-high-school-drama-teacher rallies his Tucson, AZ students as he conceives and stages politically incorrect musical sequel to Shakespeare's Hamlet.

Director: Andrew Fleming
Stars: Steve Coogan, Elisabeth Shue, Catherine Keener
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Singer Dewey Cox overcomes adversity to become a musical legend.

Director: Jake Kasdan
Stars: John C. Reilly, Jenna Fischer, David Krumholtz
Wayne's World (1992)
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Two slacker friends try to promote their public-access cable show.

Director: Penelope Spheeris
Stars: Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Rob Lowe
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/11 X  

Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DeBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour.

Director: Rob Reiner
Stars: Rob Reiner, Michael McKean, Christopher Guest
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The inseparable duo try to organize a rock concert while Wayne must fend off a record producer who has an eye for his girlfriend.

Director: Stephen Surjik
Stars: Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Christopher Walken
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

The new season of "American Dreamz," the wildly popular television singing contest, has captured the country's attention, as the competition looks to be between a young Midwestern gal (Moore) and a showtunes-loving young man from Orange County (Golzari). Recently awakened President Staton (Quaid) even wants in on the craze, as he signs up for the potential explosive season finale.

Director: Paul Weitz
Stars: Hugh Grant, Dennis Quaid, Mandy Moore
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Six unemployed steel workers form a male striptease act. The women cheer them on to go for "the full monty" - total nudity.

Director: Peter Cattaneo
Stars: Robert Carlyle, Tom Wilkinson, Mark Addy
The Rocker (2008)
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The Rocker tells the story of a failed drummer who is given a second chance at fame. Robert "Fish" Fishman is the extremely dedicated and astoundingly passionate drummer for the eighties ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Cattaneo
Stars: Rainn Wilson, Josh Gad, Christina Applegate
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In the 1930s, fictional jazz guitarist Emmet Ray idolizes Django Reinhardt, faces gangsters and falls in love with a mute.

Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Sean Penn, Samantha Morton, Woody Allen
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Sarah
...
Friend
...
Friend
...
Manager
...
Guy in Wings
Jim Bodma ...
Grandma's Friend
...
Funeral Attendee
David Derby ...
Bass Guitar Player
Suzannah Fagan ...
Soccer Mom
Robin Goldwasser ...
Harmonies
Dee Kaye ...
Soccer Mom
Jonathan Kimmel ...
Harmonies
Michael Kotch ...
Guitar Player / Keyboards
...
African American Guy
Ben Matthews ...
Grandma's Friend
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 August 2008 (UK)  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$1,324,244 (USA) (17 March 2006)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Sarah Silverman: There are only two Asian people that I know that I have any problem with at all. One is, uh, Guy Aioki. The other is my friend Steve who actually went pee-pee in my Coke. He's all, "Me Chinese, me play joke!" Uh, if you have to explain it, Steve, it's not funny!
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Holy cows make the best hamburger
5 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sarah Silverman is subtle, provocative, and disturbing. Her guileless, deadpan parody of profane ideas is like a naive child faithfully repeating something horrifying that she overheard her parents whisper. Reviewers who compare her to Andrew Dice Clay don't understand her comedy. Clay pandered to his audience's bigotry without irony, telling his audience what they wanted to believe but were afraid to say themselves.

A more apt comparison would be to Carroll O'Connor: a gifted writer, comedian, and actor. Sarah Silverman presents a persona that makes people squirm; she creates a dissonance between her apparent lack of anger or malice and her socially unacceptable material. To accuse her of racism, sexism, homophobia, internalized anti-Semitism, or going for cheap shock is to miss the point. Holy cows make the best hamburger, but it's easy to choke on if you're laughing.

Silverman forces audiences to confront their own gut reactions about unacceptable ideas without providing anyone easy to blame. She is a polite, educated, attractive young woman. To hear her say things we refuse to believe polite, educated, attractive young women think or would even admit is disturbing.

The Anti-Defamation League, the National Organization of Women, NAACP, and the Human Rights Campaign won't laud her as a transgressive comedian who forces audiences to confront their own unacknowledged bigotry. Sarah Silverman is not a social crusader; she is a comedian who tickles your funny bone with a sharp spear. She could preface all her material with, "Can you believe there are idiots who think, '(assume character, insert content),'" to avoid controversy. Gutted by incorporated disclaimers, her comedy would lose its ability to induce awkward guilt in her audience. The power of her comedy is its ravaging of social beliefs that we are all supposed to share.

No comedy is universal, but hers is biting, subversive, disturbing, and fascinating. Instead of laughing at her content, you laugh at the attitudes she portrays and worry if you should find them funny. You either miss the irony of her comedy or you have to appreciate her genius as an actor, writer, comic, and social critic.


110 of 150 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
She seems racist jbels
She needs to keep her day job slope73
This is not satire fateswarm
Offensive snailb33
did anyone want more of the beginning? (+ funniest line!) axo_smooky_smook
digital vid looks horrible on the big screen IvanX
Discuss Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?