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It's two movies, really: the first is about the Sterns' marriage. I said above that Alison supported Stern; she also endured him. It's one thing to get over a near-affair with a B-actress; it's something else getting over listening to your husband cracking jokes on-air about your very recent miscarriage. The movie portrays Alison (Mary McCormack) as a saint and Howard (played by -- who else? -- himself) as a bumbling fellow who makes mistakes but always means well. It's not terribly convincing, but Stern obviously wanted to keep the movie comedic, so the fights depicted are short and temporary, like sudden small dark clouds sweeping over the horizon of a triumphant career and life. The movie goes about this business in a surprisingly conventional way, given the man it's about.
The other movie is about his early career as a shock-jock, and this part is much more interesting. His career starts in the Seventies at college radio and smaller markets, and we are reminded of just how desperately unfunny and uncool disc jockeys were Back in the Day.Read more ›
The movie gives us a closer look at Howard's college years, his beginnings on live radio, and rise to fame. But the movie focuses more on his romantic life with his wife-to-be Allison, played by Mary McCormack, his hysterical confrontations with WNBC's executive, the one Howard calls Pig Vomit, played by the even more hysterical Paul Giamatti, and his collaboration with long time partners Robin Quivers and Fred Norris, played by themselves.
I personally do not approve of or like Howard's show, but this movie cracked me up laughing when I first saw it, and still does today.
I love that Stern plays himself along with Robin and Fred. The movie is funny from start to finish.
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Described as an anamorphic version (at least in August 2016) but it turns out not to be. It's the same old windowboxed version, not mastered to fill a modern widescreen TV screen. Read morePublished 14 days ago by A Customer
Whether a Stern fan or not this a great movie. Each actor gives a top notch performancePublished 1 month ago by Aaron Lucas
I had never seen this until 2 weeks ago. I was pleasantly surprised to find out so much about such a notorious person. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mandie Lee
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