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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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Liam Lynch

Writer:

Sarah Silverman

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Silverman ... Sarah
Brian Posehn ... Friend
Laura Silverman ... Friend
Bob Odenkirk ... Manager
Steve Agee ... Guy in Wings
Jim Bodma Jim Bodma ... Grandma's Friend
Jon Cellini ... Funeral Attendee
David Derby David Derby ... Bass Guitar Player
Suzannah Fagan Suzannah Fagan ... Soccer Mom
Robin Goldwasser Robin Goldwasser ... Harmonies
Dee Kaye Dee Kaye ... Soccer Mom
Jonathan Kimmel ... Harmonies
Michael Kotch Michael Kotch ... Guitar Player / Keyboards
Kiyano La'vin ... African American Guy
Ben Matthews Ben Matthews ... Grandma's Friend
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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. A handful of musical numbers punctuate the performance. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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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 because ...
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Featured in The History of Comedy: The Funnier Sex (2017) See more »

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Doesn't always work, but it's edgy and often funny
31 March 2007 | by guyfromjerzeeSee all my reviews

I've seen Sarah Silverman in plenty of films and TV appearances, but this is my first time seeing her stand-up act in its entirety. Altogether, I enjoyed the film. I'm sure this won't appeal to all tastes, especially if you're easily offended. I wouldn't say Sarah is nearly as good as George Carlin or Richard Pryor or other classic envelope-pushing comedians, but she is good and definitely has a unique comic style (not something I say about many comedians nowadays). I like the way she delivers her profane, offensive humor in such a mundane fashion. I think it makes the jokes even funnier. The flaw in her comedy, in my opinion, is that despite her significant intelligence and wit, Sarah does have a silly, absurd side. Some of the musical numbers definitely bordered on the silly side. Altogether, the film is hit-or-miss, thankfully with more hits. And of course, Sarah is quite easy on the eyes, which is part of the fun of seeing her in a starring role.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Сара Сильверман: Иисус - это чудо See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$128,000, 13 November 2005

Gross USA:

$1,324,339

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,343,259
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Black Gold Films (II) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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