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Strangers with Candy (2005)

R | | Comedy | 21 July 2006 (USA)
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A prequel to the critically acclaimed series featuring Jerri Blank, a forty-six-year-old ex-junkie, ex-con who returns to high school in a bid to start her life over.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jerri Blank
Paul Sedaris ... Bus Driver
... Inmate
Kristy Thomas ... Inmate
Dee Finley ... Inmate (as Dee Finely)
... Sara Blank
... Dr. Putney
... Guy Blank
... Derrick Blank
... Monica
... Melissa
Ivette Dumeng ... Melanie (as Ivette Diaz Dumeng)
... Megawatti
Greg Hollimon ... Principal Blackman (as Gregory Holliman)
Hechter Ubarry ... Nico
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Forty-seven-year-old Jerri Blank is a socially unaware ex-con junkie alcoholic prostitute. After being released from her latest stint behind bars, Jerri wants to clean up her life and decides the best way to do so is to go home, where she left thirty-two years earlier when she began her depraved life. She arrives home to find that her mother has died, and her father has remarried a much younger woman and has fallen into a stress-induced coma in part because she disappeared. She takes that cleaning up her life one step further when Dr. Putney, her father's doctor, tells her that he may emerge from his coma if life were to return to the way it was before she left, but better, as she has to make her father proud. So she decides to go back to her old high school, Flatpoint, to get her high school diploma. She quickly decides the best way to be the best student possible is to participate in and win the state science fair. In her quest, she gets caught up in the competing agendas of: ... Written by Huggo

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Going to high school for the first time is always scary... Especially the second time around. See more »

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Rated R for sexual content, language and some drug material | See all certifications »

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De vuelta al 'insti'  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$43,141, 2 July 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,068,323, 17 September 2006
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Trivia

David Letterman jumped on board as a Producer, because he said that Amy Sedaris is one of the few people in this world that can actually make him laugh. See more »

Goofs

When Geoffrey leaves Noblet's classroom with the sign up sheet and mug, he is seen next in the hallway with only the sign up sheet for the science fair that he posts on the bulletin board. See more »

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[after their science fair idea has been stolen by Roger Beekman's team]
Olivia: Maybe there's still hope.
Chuck Noblet: Hope? You fool. Don't you know death when you see it? I'm being punished. You have no idea of the terrible things I've done. Curse God and die!
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Over credits cast dance in silhouette before breaking through the paper screen. See more »

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Follows Strangers with Candy (1999) See more »

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What You Got Coming
Performed by Paramount
Written by Nate Thompson, Daniel Miller and Anthony Defrenza
Courtesy of Paramount / Red Nitro
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Intelligently Stupid
12 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

The movie is great, for what it is. I am a loyal fan of the show and the cast and they did a good job of making a movie version of the series. However, it is important to note that this process is very difficult and the movie appears to be more of a long episode of the show. Nevertheless, it is enjoyable, with jokes that are easily accessible to those who have a clue about the world, and makes fun of those who do not. Paul Dinello, Stephen Colbert, Amy Sedaris...all brilliant. Ms. Sedaris, a slight, cute woman in reality is vulgar and wonderfully crude. Stephen Colbert does a great job of being the born again Christian teacher (note the table of elements in the background of his classroom-it's in the shape of a cross!). And Paul Dinello is a reliable, humorous counterpart to Mr. Colbert once again. Parodying society in a parallel universe of a twisted after school special, it is wonderfully enjoyable.


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