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Sarah Silverman - Jesus is Magic

3.5 out of 5 stars 112 customer reviews

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Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic, the movie, is the year’s most outrageous comedy starring the funniest, sexy woman in America today - Sarah Silverman. Sarah delivers her trademark comedy that is so outrageous you have to watch her film over and over again. Available only in its original unrated, uncut theatrical version.

Special Features

  • Commentary by Sarah Silverman and director Liam Lynch
  • "Behind the Scenes with Sarah" featurette
  • Sarah's performance from The Aristocrats
  • "Give the Jew Girl Toys" Music Video

Product Details

  • Actors: Sarah Silverman, Brian Posehn, Laura Silverman, Bob Odenkirk, Steve Agee
  • Directors: Liam Lynch
  • Writers: Sarah Silverman
  • Producers: Grant Jue, Heidi Herzon, Mark Williams, Randy Sosin
  • Format: Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: French (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Interscope Records
  • DVD Release Date: June 6, 2006
  • Run Time: 72 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (112 customer reviews)
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  • ASIN: B000F1IO3O
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #84,850 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Sarah Silverman - Jesus is Magic" on IMDb

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Sarah Silverman takes comedy to a whole new level that makes everything else seem stale and conservative. She's a rare breed of comedian who, like Tom Green and Andy Kaufman, is more interested in consistently surprising her audience than in developing a rapport with them.
Most of her act involves making wide-eyed naive statements which treat irrational, and often offensive, beliefs as second nature and leave it up to you to conclude what the irrational belief behind the statement is, but she always finds a way to express it through using the kind of banal anecdotal approach a lot of comedians use to set up their jokes, so it catches you off-guard while also parodying conventional stand-up technique.
She does use shock value, but she has a uniquely clever way with twist punchlines. Like that one joke she does about licking jelly off her boyfriend. She starts out with the dirty part, and then uses the clean part, the common phrase the dirty part is playing off of ("oh my god i'm turning into my mother"), as the punchline. I think that's unprecedented. I mean tell me any other dirty joke with a twist punchline by any other comedian which starts out with the dirty part and uses the clean part as the punchline.
The comedic value of her material is really in the irrationality of the ideas she expresses. Like she has this one old bit which is like "I don't like going out to dance clubs. It's very embarassing for me. Because I tapdance." Most of her more recent offensive material works the same way, throwing in a twist punchline which reveals an amusingly irrational perspective, but the offensive material is open to a more superficial interpretation which disregards the cleverness of the context and sees her appeal as being merely her willingness to be outrageous.
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I happen to think Sarah Silverman is a very talented comedienne, and an eminently entertaining performer. Her deadly serious delivery of the most outrageously offensive material is her trademark. She conveys a certain sweetness and naivete, even as the most horrible things come out of her mouth. She can be provocative, controversial, button-pushing and brilliant. She is super intelligent and her social commentary, couched in very un-PC jokes, can be biting and relevant.

That said, I don't think "Jesus is Magic" is as wholly successful a film as I would have liked. Most of the standup material is good and biting--but be forewarned, it's adult stuff. If this were a concert film, I'd have been more inclined to a 4 or 4 1/2 star rating. Whether or not you think someone is funny is often a matter of personal taste and I like Silverman. There are plenty of other people who have made it huge that I have never thought were very interesting.

The more problematic aspects of this film, for me, is where she ventures into "bits." There are a couple of staged music video type numbers. Now, I love a good musical interlude as much as the next person and I was thrilled when these segments began. However, while there may have been a funny line or hook--the songs ultimately become repetitive and play out as one-note jokes. There also some backstage skits. Again, these provide some minor amusement but don't necessarily enhance the film.

If you're a Silverman fan, obviously you're going to watch this. If you like intelligently offensive comedy, I'd recommend this as well. As a Silverman supporter, I am hoping her next venture will be a little more cohesive. KGHarris, 10/06.
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I expected Sarah's Silverman's movie to not be so much of her stage routines but anything involving Sarah is better than nothing. Be prepared to be shocked, be prepared to be rocked, but especially, be prepared to be asked to step outside the normal way you look at things and see life through Sarah's eyes. She uses racism as a way to make you think about racism, nobody is off-limits. I do not recommend this to my parents or anyone who isn't flexible in 'how' they think. Anyone who is willing to see the humor in life and living and how we all usually toe-the-line in our perspective will find this hilarious. The fact that Sarah puts together a visual comedy routine where, supposedly, all three of her orifices sing a trio in a perfect harmony of "Amazing Grace", is sheer genius and hilarious!
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Hallo! All lovers of comedy.

Here you’re chance to get your rocks off to the greatest ill’ splitter of sides to come down the pike since Cleopatra.
More performance then your regular run of the mill stand-up routine, it seems the only thing hindering this presentation is the unfortunate decision to mount stiff and inelegant skits and musical numbers (although some are quite good) into the equation, as it just never quite gels.
Still the stand-up should more than make up for it as it is one of the most accomplished and beautiful acted out routines, I’ve ever seen.

Also be sure to check out Sarah’s new stand-up show, the Emmy award winning “We are Miracles” as it is even funnier than this showcase.

Hope you’ll give it a chance and end loving it as much as I did.

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