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Buddies J.D. and Wayne, who begin to suspect that their best friend, Darren Silverman, is going to allow himself to be badgered into marrying Judith, a woman he doesn't love. They decide to reunite him with his long lost love from their school days (Detmer)-even if they have to kidnap Judith to do it.
PROFANITY: Frequent, but generally not extreme. SEX/NUDITY: Lots of sexual talk and innuendo. VIOLENCE: Various instances of cartoon violence. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Drinking, sometimes to excess. ACTION: A few "comedy action" scenes. COMEDY: Consistently funny throughout.
Certainly, personal taste comes into play when determining whether a particular film of this sort is dumb and funny or just plain dumb. But there's a little more to it than that. The best of these movies feature clever, witty scripts, actors who understand the concept of comic timing, and humor that does not rely exclusively on bodily fluids to generate laughter. And that's where Saving Silverman comes in, because director Dennis Dugan (who helmed several Adam Sandler movies) understands these precepts and uses them. Saving Silverman isn't going to win any screenwriting awards, but it is pretty consistently funny, and that's about all one can ask from this kind of motion picture.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
The opinions are all over the place. Teen males and females are the intended audience and about two thirds of them gave the movie high marks. But, in this same group there were quite a few who didn't like this movie very much. A few even thought it was "Terrible," which is quite unusual.
Young adult males and females rated it just a bit lower than teens. A few older adults enjoyed the movie, but most of them didn't like it at all and some even hated it.
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Publisher Comments: (before opinions collected)
A silly little comedy targeted at teen males, who are likely to be the only ones that will truly enjoy this raunchy teen flick.
Darren Silverman (Jason Biggs), Wayne be Fessier (Steve Zahn) and J.D. McNugent (Jack Black) have been best friends since the fifth grade. From grade school (when they were all picked
on), to high school (when Wayne played on the football squad, J.D. was the team's mascot and Darren was its star cheerleader), to today (rocking side by side in "Diamonds in the Rough," their Neil Diamond cover band), these guys have always stuck together. Now, enter Judith (Amanda
Peet), a great-looking but cold-hearted and manipulative psychiatrist who digs her claws into sweet-natured Darren, snatches him from the friendship.., and even breaks up the band.
First, J.D. and Wayne attempt to distract Darren by reuniting him with his high school love, Sandy (Amanda
Detmer), who in only a short time plans to take her religious vows and become a nun. But the stranglehold Judith has on Darren is too strong. In a desperate and hilarious last-ditch attempt to save their friend from Judith's grip—and after receiving some ill-advised help from their take-no-prisoners high school football coach (R.
Lee Ermey)— Wayne and J.D. kidnap Judith and fake her death, leaving Darren free to fall for Sandy.
Judith, however, doesn't stay down for long. Demonstrating cunning and kick-ass karate moves that leave her captors in the dust, Judith escapes and pulls Darren back under her control.
But just before the contentious couple takes their wedding vows, a hero arrives in an unexpected form—Neil Diamond, in his first film in 20 years, who is recruited by J.D. and Wayne to help save the day.