Saving Silverman is another good mainstream comedy. Panned by critics, especially Ebert who called this movie “so bad in so many different ways that perhaps you should see it, as an example of the lowest slopes of the bell-shaped curve. “, this frat comedy is definitely a guilty pleasure. It features three motives: male friendship, bad relationships and music. The rest was filled in with crude attempts at humor and zany slapstick. However, sometimes that’s all you need. This whirlwind created a very vibrant atmosphere and I found myself laughing loudly at many of the jokes that were not supposed to work. Go figure. I would compare to Gone Fishin’, another one of those guilty pleasures.

Saving Silverman [2001] Movie Review Recommendation PosterTwo buddies trying to save a third buddy from marrying a wrong woman. This will lead to some hilarious situations. In one South Park episode these types of women are called succubus, they try to suck the life out of you and control you all the time, you know the type (loud as a motorbike). But for Amanda Peet, man, I don’t know, maybe she’s worth the trouble.

Great cast with magnificent Jack Black, he is funny in almost every movie. Down-to-Earth story and characters make this an Average Joe and Jane flick and perhaps this is the reason why it has resonated so well with the audiences despite its obvious flaws. Anyway, okay story, lots of jokes and funny situations make Saving Silverman a perfect movie for that old school comedy night. Featuring Biggs, Zahn and Black you can choose the rest of your night accordingly, enjoy.

Director: Dennis Dugan

Cast: Steve Zahn, Jack Black, Jason Biggs, Amanda Peet, Amanda Detmer, Neil Diamond, Chris Logan

Fun Facts: In the theatrical trailer a pair of blue briefs were digitally painted onto Steve Zahn in one scene because the MPAA said the scene was too revealing for general audiences.


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