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 ›
The film just like the television show is about a 47-year-old runaway who decides to go back to high school after 32 years of drugging , drinking and even part-time as a crack addicted prostitute . Keep in mind this is all done to be in the name of comedy, and once you see the film , or even the TV show. Most people have seen that show is why they are checking out the film . They know that this movie is all about learning all the wrong lessons and being completely politically incorrect.
Sedaris plays the role of Jerri Blank, who after 32 years goes home after drugging, drinking and prostitution to three unite with her father. Her father happens to be, coma-toasted from years of his daughters and text , with a new wife due to the fact his daughter's mother passed away. Jerry finds out she has a step mother and step brother who are her own version of the wicked stepmother and stepsister. Anyways the antics go on , but to see to see what goes on. This movie is higher amount of high-profile cameos . Just to name a few the late but Philip Seymour Hoffman , Sarah Jessica Parker, Allison Janie and Chris Pratt to name a few . I love this movie just as much as I love the show :-) I give it 4 1/2 stars is because I found the TV show was a little bit more politically incorrect and had a little bit more of an anti- afterschool special field to it. Whereas the movie has more of a beginning, middle and ending to it .Read more ›
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Amy Sedaris, Stephen Colbert...what's not to love.
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DVD works perfectly. Superfast shipping....very happy!Published 13 months ago by Fredezvinda B. Abad
I laugh my ass off, the movie and TV show is just so wrong I loved itPublished 14 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 15 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 15 months ago by Brenda