Margaret Cho: Beautiful
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Armed with something more potent than lip gloss -- a mouth so shocking and raunchy it should be stamped with a warning. Cho toured America with her manifesto: "This show is really about how we should feel beautiful,"" says Cho. When you feel beautiful, you're going to have more of a willingness to use your voice to speak.
Shot at the Long Beach Terrace Theater, Cho's latest stand-up concert film, Beautiful, explores the good, bad, and downright ugly in beauty, and the unattractive politicians and marketers who shape our world.
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Recorded in the run-up to the 2008 election, this show is half comedy and half call to action. Of course, that's par for Margaret Cho's course. If you've seen her before, little here will surprise you. Cho's humor is based on seeing the world from a skewed angle, letting her point out truths that most of us miss. And she doesn't let us down: every joke is up to her standards. Every line will either make you laugh or offend you, and for the same reason, because she's telling the truth.
But because she starts so high, the sustained energy smacks of desperation. The jokes are individually great, but as a set, they struggle to hang together. She screams for us to acknowledge her. I got tired watching her. And somewhere after the one-hour point, a switch flipped. I could see that this was funny stuff, but I couldn't muster more than an occasional chuckle. She just wiped me out. More careful timing might have saved this show. I love Margaret, but this show doesn't hang together.
Beautiful is wonderfully done. Margaret managed to keep the flow of her jokes moving from one topic to the next. My friends and I laughed so hard that we had a hard time finding time to breath. Her jokes are shameless, but you can't help laughing at them. She tackles a little bit on political scandals and mostly her journey wanting to be recognized as beautiful. I find her sense of humor refreshing. I don't cuss and I consider myself spiritual, but I don't mind vulgarity and jokes on religions. If you do, then you may want to reconsider watching this movie. Otherwise, with an open mind, I guarantee you'll have a blast.
Warning: if you are a republican who worships Sarah Palin, you may not want to watch this.
If you like any of her past performances then this DVD will make you very happy.
'I'm The One That I Want,' 'Notorious C.H.O.,' 'Revolution,' and 'Assassin' are all side-splitting funny. 'Beautiful,' while funny and culturally relevant for its time, missed the mark a bit.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Arrived on time & in great condition. Although, it's definitely not one of her best stand-up specials. I still love Cho, though.Published 16 months ago by Annie Johnson
Margaret Cho Is distgusting in my book.What a way to make money.I'm no square but there is a happy medium.I tossed it in the basket after five minutes.Published 17 months ago by audrey muir
This was horrible and not funny at all. It was boring and crude. Crude is fine if you're funny. This was just one long political rant. Read morePublished on July 26, 2013 by Kevin
Margaret Cho used to be edgy but now she's just "edgy". She thrives on the kind of stand up comedy that makes the audience go "did she just say that? Read morePublished on October 24, 2011 by Rac A. Powsky
Funny and Bitchy as Always
cant wait to see more of her DVDs
highly recommended.....You Go Girl!!
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