Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic (2005)

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



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


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 <>

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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)


$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 »


[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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What's a nice Jewish girl doing in a movie like this?
20 November 2005 | by (Upstate New York) – See all my reviews

Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic (2005), written by Sarah Silverman and directed by Liam Lynch, was shown at the High Falls Film Festival in Rochester, New York.

Sarah Silverman is a unique comedian, and the movie is unique as well. Silverman is strikingly beautiful, and startlingly filthy-mouthed. The result is comedy that is not actually funny per se, but is funny because of the incredible contrast between what you expect and what Silverman delivers.

I've noticed that most reviewers can't refrain from quoting some lines from her performance. The problem with that practice is that if you read enough reviews, you've basically seen the movie. I'm going to refrain from revealing any part of her act. I'll just say that Silverman makes jokes about matters that society assumes can't be funny--9/11, racism, world hunger, AIDS.

Silverman delivers her act in a neutral, confidential way. The contrast between Silverman's straightforward, level manner and the nature of her comedy is what makes her unique.

My guess is that Silverman's humor would wear thin on repeated viewing. However, for the 72 minutes of this movie, she's very, very funny.


Silverman was profiled in the 10/24/05 issue of The New Yorker magazine, in an article titled "Quiet Depravity."

Stay for the credits. They contain some funny bits.

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