Strangers With Candy
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Strangers With Candy is not for everyone; in particular, it's not for the politically or culturally sensitive. The black principal at Jerry's high school, who has a gambling problem, is actually named Onyx Blackman; there are a constant stream of jokes at the expense of various ethnic types and homosexuals. Jerri has a confederate flag hanging in her bedroom, a detail that is not even spoken of.Read more ›
Amy Sedaris' wickedly irreverent Comedy Central TV series, STRANGERS WITH CANDY, comes to the screen with a satisfying movie spin-off that will please newcomers as well as those already well-versed in the world of Jerri Blank.
Meet Jerri Blank (Amy Sedaris). She's your typical 47-year-old former drug-addicted lesbian prostitute, who decides to turn her life around when she's released from prison. Upon arriving home to discover her beloved father in a coma--brought on by his daughter's shameful lifestyle as she's continually reminded--Jerri decides to resume her life exactly as she left it - right back in highschool. Convinced that winning the science award will awaken her father, Jerri strives to prove to the world - and herself - that even a drug-addled ex-con with lesbian tendencies can make their mark!
The original TV series, fashioned as a parody on the old-style After School specials, was a cult sensation for Comedy Central and ran for several seasons. When the time came for a movie, Sedaris and co-writers Stephen Colbert and Paul Dinello decided to go right back to the beginning of Jerri's story, so that audiences who had never seen the show could enjoy it as much as the hardcore fans. It was a smart move which paid off. STRANGERS WITH CANDY is a complete romp right from the start, capped off by Amy Sedaris' glorious creation that is Jerri Blank.Read more ›
With the movie, we are given a prequel of the television series, showing us Jerri's arrival at home after a long stay in prison and a life of drug abuse, prostitution and God knows what else! As Jerri returns to school we are reintroduced to characters we already know, such as closeted lovers Chuck Noblet and Geoffery Jellineck as well as Principal Blackman, Tammy Littlenut and Jerri's evil step mother (played by the wonderfully talented, Deborah Rush). Of course, for any fan, it is Amy Sedaris' trollish, chipmunk faced character Jerri Blank that is the true draw to the series and the film. Jerry is a great character, at once the victim and the perpertrator, wanting to do good and fit in but finding that her dark side emerges a bit too often!
The story for the film centers around Jerri trying to find away to bring "Daddy" out of a coma by doing something that will make him proud. She settles on participating in the Science fair but, of course, has trouble focusing her mind on the task at hand. Adding conflict is Matthew Broderick as Roger Beekman, a flamboyant 9 time winner of the state sciene fair, brought in by Principal Blackman as a sure fire chance to win and prove that there are, indeed, students in his school that have a ounce of intelligence (and thereby satisfying Board of Education bigwigs played by Allison Janey and Phillip Seymour-Hoffman).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Amy Sedaris, Stephen Colbert...what's not to love.
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DVD works perfectly. Superfast shipping....very happy!Published 8 months ago by Fredezvinda B. Abad
I laugh my ass off, the movie and TV show is just so wrong I loved itPublished 9 months ago by Mark L.
I watched this movie with my new girlfriend I just met and a week later I got herpes. Coincedince? If you think thats funny this is your movie. Sedaris is an angelPublished 9 months ago by 1and1 Eleven
I'm a huge fan of SWC and I was expecting to really love this and it was just satisfactory. Some of the jokes are rehashed from episodes and the story was clichéd but it was... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Brenda
This movie was a favorite of mine and I am sad to see that it does not play all the way through there is no excuse for why a brand new movie that isn't scratched shouldn't play. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Carlito