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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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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
... Harmonies
Michael Kotch ... Guitar Player / Keyboards
... African American Guy
Ben Matthews ... 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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Сара Сильверман: Иисус - это чудо  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$124,475, 13 November 2005, Limited Release

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$1,324,244, 19 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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References The Magic of David Copperfield V (1983) See more »

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I'm not sure why they call it a "movie"
9 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

Because it's really not. It's stand-up with two little bits of plot tacked on to the beginning and end of the DVD.

I rented this last weekend because I like Sarah Silverman's acting - I was a big Greg the Bunny fan - but I find her comedy sort of lackluster. I'm not sure I can explain why, it just seems kind of forced, like she's in high school and she's trying to get all the popular girls to like her. "Look, I said something offensive! Do you like me now?" Anyway, I was pretty disappointed when I found out that it was not, in fact, a movie, but a "look what I can do" showcase of Silverman's alleged talents. It was the most self-absorbed thing I have ever seen. I can truly believe that this movie-thing is based on the premise that she wrote a show in one night.

So, in summary, great for people who like Sarah Silverman's stand up, not-so-great for Greg The Bunny fans.


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