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Saving Silverman (Special R Rated Version) (2001)

Jason Biggs , Steve Zahn , Dennis Dugan  |  R |  DVD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (140 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Jason Biggs, Steve Zahn, Jack Black, Amanda Peet, Amanda Detmer
  • Directors: Dennis Dugan
  • Writers: Greg DePaul, Hank Nelken
  • Producers: Bernie Goldmann, Bill Whitten, Brad Luff, Bruce Berman, Neal H. Moritz
  • Format: Anamorphic, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
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  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment- Mill Creek
  • DVD Release Date: July 17, 2001
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (140 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005KA6V
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #26,229 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Saving Silverman (Special R Rated Version)" on IMDb

Special Features

R-Rated Version contains an additional 3 minutes of racy, never-before-seen footage

Editorial Reviews

2 Best Friends + 1 Girlfriend = WAR! Darren Silverman (Jason Biggs), Wayne Lefessier (Steve Zahn) and J.D. McNugent (Jack Black) have been best friends since the fifth grade. Enter Judith (Amanda Peet), a cold-hearted beauty who digs her claws into sweet-natured Darren. She snatches him from his friends and even breaks up their cover band. J.D. and Wayne try every imaginable scheme to save Darren- and their friendship - but fail miserably. When they find out Darren has been brainwashed into marrying Judith, the dim-witted duo decide to kidnap her and reunite Darren with his long-lost love, before she becomes a nun!

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious and Edgier Rated R-Version! November 8, 2001
This movie was great to begin with, but they wanted to release a racier R-Rated version to compete with Road Trip and American Pie! They succeeded, and actually the extra R-rated footage makes total sense!
Added R-rated scenes include;
*Longer, racier romp scene with Zane Black and the Call-girls they hire to take pictures and frame Silverman with! ;)
*And a scene at the Laundromat (After his girl throws him into the Ocean) Jason Biggs gets an eyeful of his new girlfriend, as she quickly changes in front of him. But he tries to be a gentlemen because he knows he is falling in love.
The new 3 minute footage isnt as raunchy as "Roadtrip" but it's a definite plus! There wasn't more you could add to the film to make it better, it was already a classic college film!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars OK, the movie was strange but I liked it October 2, 2002
I am not even going to attempt to go into any detail about the plot of this crazy movie. A strange trio of friends is about to lose one member to marriage, and to make it worse, his fiancee is clearly not the right match for him. Thus, the other two go through all sorts of wild antics, including kidnapping the fiancee, to prevent the marriage. This strange movie is actually very funny if you can get into wild humor.
What really makes this movie is that Neil Diamond appears in it and he shows that he is a great sport with a lot of self depratory humor. The three friends happen to be fanatical Neil Diamond fans (good lord, they are just like me) and this movie is so convoluted and strange that the director actually manages to fit him into the plot. Neil was absolutely great in his cameo role and he elevates a funny,but sophomoric movie to 5 stars. Way to go Neil!!!!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WORTH SAVING A COPY FOR YOURSELF!! July 21, 2003
By Hillary
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With all the 20 something comedies out there to choose from, Saving Silverman is a laugh riot from beginning to end to beat all the others.

Darren Silverman, played by Jason Biggs of American Pie fame, is adorable here as a sensitive guy who believes his one and only love Sandy (Amanda Detmer)was the answer until she went off and joined the family freak show at the circus. Darren has two best friends. There is Wayne the exterminator known as "Cowboy Wayne", in a really likeable role played by Steve Zahn. Then there is JD, the slovenly Jack Black more recently known as Shallow Hal. The three have been friends since public school, and even formed a Neil Diamond cover band as a tribute to their hero. In fact, the cameo appearances of Neil Diamond himself are wonderfully peppered all over the film, which is something you don't see too often.

All is well until Darren gets depressed that his heartlight will never be turned on again after being rejected by a mime-dating girl post concert. While sitting at a bar, JD and Wayne spy Judith (Amanda Peet) sauntering into the bar. After rejecting Waynes approach Darren is forced to say hello by Wayne who lies and tells Darren that Judith wants to meet him. After being rejected also, Judith changes her mind when a far more repulsive male tries to pick her up. They start to date, and Judith takes over everything about Darren, even the shape of his behind!

Amanda Peet plays this role superbly as the cold and calculating control freak who takes over Darrens life. He is the puppet, and she, the puppet master as she tells Wayne and JD who try to reason her away from Darren. After all, they are losing their best friend, AND THE BAND! Yes, no more Neil for Darren, and no more Wayne or JD as Judith tries to see to it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious ! Funny ! Over the top laughter ! August 18, 2005
Saving Silverman is a laughing riot from start to end. After many years, have I seen such an amazing film with amazing performances. Jack Black stands out as the best guy in the film. He can't make you stop laughing. Steve Zahn gives an amazing performance as well. This laugh riot is a great entertainer for the entire family and a great pick for frineds. A must see and a must buy. Go for it. Trust me, you will laugh your bones out !!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Pleasantly Surprised! August 14, 2005
We rented this movie not expecting too much. We like this genre (moron movies). Unlike several eggheads who reviewed this movie, we had no trouble at all following the plot. We just thought this movie was a scream! Lots of idiotic action and the girlfriend from hell. What's not to like? If you like this type of movie, you will love it!

Mac McCauley
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars ONE OF THE FUNNIEST FILMS OF THE YEAR July 21, 2001
There really hasn't been too many successful comedies this year. "Joe Dirt" pretty much got some of the worst reviews from critics all around, and "Nutty Professor 2" also wasn't a favorite as well. Well, there was one funny film that critics hated, but I thought was outrageous and hysterical. That movie would be "Saving Silverman".
Meet Darren Silverman; a lonely, and desperate romantic who never catches a break when it comes to women. His one and only true love Sandy had moved away a long time ago, and since then he has feared that he will be alone forever. The only thing he has are his two best buddies, Wayne and J.D., who are more than hopeless geeks. Everything changes when Darren meets Judith; a cold-hearted woman who wants to prey on a man she can control. Soon, the two start to go out, and Judith demands that Darren shall no longer be associated with J.D. and Wayne.
Well, the two friends are not going to surrender and see their pal, Darren, throw his life away so he can be controlled by a psychotic woman who J.D. refers to her as "Hannibal Lecture". They decide to kidnap Judith so they can have their buddy back. And that's when all of the laughs and chaos starts to come at you like an out of control train.
"Saving Silverman" is an outrageous comedy that delivers non-stop laughs. Though there are some moments where the movie seems to go to desperate lengths, it is still a great comedy. Don't pay attention to the critics, just see the movie for yourself and make up your own mind.
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