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Margaret Cho: Assassin (2005)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Comedy, War | 2 September 2005 (USA)
Margaret Cho returns to the concert stage with a "killer" one-woman show that has taken audiences by storm. Filmed live at the Warner Theatre in Washington D.C., Assassin features a fresh ... See full summary »

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Margaret Cho returns to the concert stage with a "killer" one-woman show that has taken audiences by storm. Filmed live at the Warner Theatre in Washington D.C., Assassin features a fresh dose of Margaret?s ground-breaking and controversial brand of humor. Written by Anonymous

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$19,246 (USA) (2 September 2005)

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Margaret Cho: I always wonder why Republicans hate gay marriage, because they certainly don't hate gay prostitutes.
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This is not the Margaret Cho you are looking for..
28 August 2007 | by (San Francisco, CA) – See all my reviews

I totally love Margaret Cho's comedy, and I agree with about 99% of her political views.

This particular concert film totally sucked.

Like many have mentioned, the pace is very painful. She'd tell part of a joke, then the audience would applaud and hoot for 2 minutes, then after they settled down, she'd tell the second part of the joke and it would go on like this for the entire film.

It would be like this;

MC: Why did the chicken .... Audience: Ha ha ha! She said chicken! I love chicken! *clap clap* (for a full minute) MC: Cross the road? Audience: Hilarious! Road! There is a road outside my apartment! I love Margaret Cho! *clap* *hoot* for a full minute MC: Because it was gay! Audience: *standing ovation for 2 minutes*

I've seen most of her other concert films and I watched her TV Show (which sucked, but not because of her) and I've seen her doing stand-up on other shows and she is incredibly funny. I went to a showing of one film just because she was going to show up before the show to say hi to the audience. That's how much I love her (And I'm not even gay!)

Some reviewers are saying that the bad reviews here are because people are offended by her comedy and give it high ratings because they think Cho is courageous for speaking her mind, etc, etc... Well OK. If you want to spend an hour or so listening to her speaking her mind, that's fine. If you are looking for her typically outstanding comedy...rent one of her earlier films.

My wife fell asleep watching this movie. I think I chuckled ONCE. Most of the time I was yelling at the screen "Hurry up! Say something funny!" or "Stop clapping! Let her go on!"

The crowd really cramped her comedic timing here. They cheered her like a returning war hero...I wish they would have just let her do her thing.

Anyway, it sucked as a funny film.

Now if you respond and say that I suck because I don't agree with her stance, or that I suck because I'm putting her down, go ahead, but you are wrong. She's awesome and I love her comedy AND political views and you are doing a disservice to people looking for honest reviews. I think even if the audience rented this film and watched it, they'd think it wasn't as funny as they remembered.


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