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Saving Silverman (Special R Rated Version)
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 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
on October 3, 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
on July 22, 2003
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.

After seeing their friend slipping away, Wayne gets the idea to Kidnap Judith and fake her death to get Darren back to normal, and maybe fix him up with Sandy who they try to reunite him with his one and only true love. How does this all go? For a truly hilarious non-stop entertaining film, you need to watch for yourself.

This is a superb ensemble cast and they work perfectly together. The dialogue is sharp and witty, and the slapstick foibles are side-splittingly funny. Amanda Peet cannnot be beat as the Martial Arts expert girlfriend from hell, Zahn as Wayne and Black as JD make a great team in their united effort to "save" Darren from his current brainwashed by female oblivion. Perhaps my favorite character is the Coach, played by R. Lee Ermey who I have a feeling, was NOT acting and playing himself!

Just a wonderful mixture of Stun guns, chains, nuns who pump iron, a brand new use for mail, and a real chemistry between Peet and Zahn in a surpsrisingly sexy but unfortunately fleeting scene where a chained Judith is being fed by Zahn, leading to some unrequited passion that leaves you wanting more.

All these fine comic moments, make Saving Silverman one of the finest comedies that I have enjoyed more than any I have seen in a long time. Don't miss it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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
on 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
on 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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on January 2, 2002
If you want to watch a movie and laugh so hard that at the end your face hurts, then Saving Silverman is the movie for you. Steve Zahn and Jack Black play Silverman's hilarious best friends. These guys are so funny you'll laugh just watching them run. Amanda Peet provides the cynical humor as playing Darren Silverman's (Jason Biggs) girlfriend. The movie is worth watching just to stare at Peet and Amanda Detmer. The movie has a pretty original story and wity comedy. Get the R-rated version. I went to SU...Subway Univesity.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on January 22, 2005
Definitely a good movie, Saving Silverman, brings to the screen exactly what the title implies: the story of two buddies who in an effort to hook up their friend (and third member of the group) with a new girlfriend end up introducing him to the wrong girl. Now they must try and undo what they themselves helped set up. Along the way, they get into all sorts of trouble resulting in a great comedy!

Jason Biggs, Jack Black, Amanda Peet and Amanda Detmer (both of whom are ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!), and the rest of the cast, have outdone themselves with their performances, which are exceptional to say the least. All the actors, without exceptions, give it their 100% and it really shows (the chemistry is AMAZING)!

On the negative side, the Neil Diamond element, with the singer himself appearing in the film, was a poor choice; not that interesting and not that funny.

Saving Silverman is simple enough, nevertheless, it is without a doubt guaranteed to provide more than just a few laughs.

Strongly recommended for an evening's entertainment along with Road Trip, Old School, the Girl Next Door and of course (!!!) the American Pie trilogy.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on August 19, 2004
Darren, Wayne and J.D. have been friends since high school. They all share a love of Neil Diamond and even have their own cover band in tribute to him. Darren let his one true love go in high school, Sandy Perkus, and is convinced he wont find anyone else. Then enters Judith. Wayne and J.D. hook Darren up with her and right off everything goes wrong for the friendship. Judith is a controlling psychiatrist who takes advantage of Darren and gets everything she wants. She controls what he eats, when he hangs with his friends and even torches his Neil Diamond album collection. It becomes J.D. and Wayne's mission to save their fried at all costs, even kidnapping Judith and faking her death.

This movie gets quite a bit of bad reviews on Amazon so I take it not everybody finds this movie as hilarious as I do. Sure, it is one of those teen comedies you have seen a million times but there is plenty to laugh at here, especially with Jack Black as J.D. It becomes a battle for Darren between Judith and Wayne/J.D. that cracks me up everytime. The things Darren has to go through(like agreeing to take Judith's last name when they get married) and Jack Black's dialogue are worth at least deeing this movie. Dont take it too seriously or else you probably wont finish the movie. The build-up towards the end involves Sandy coming back(but soon becoming a nun) and Darren is left to choose between love he knows is real and love he thinks is real. So definately see this one, especially if you are a Jack Black fan.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on August 4, 2002
How can anyone be so anal as to not give this five stars? C'mon! Jack Black with a pantyhose disguise over his head? Steve Zahn as a racoon wrangler? Amanda Peet with a tooth missing? R. Lee Emery squatting in the front yard using the mail for T.P.? What's not funny here? And to top it off, we got Neil Diamond!
My vote for funniest stupid movie sequence of all time? When Neil is singing at Peet's pseudo-wedding and Steve Zahn starts singing in unison to show his love for Peet. Peet rushes towards Zahn as though she suddenly realizes how much she loves Zahn, but is in fact attacking him with a lawn chair. Zahn takes *the* classic pratfall; (chin on the pavement-leg in the air), and spits out a tooth. If that's not funny, you've got to be dead.
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