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Saving Silverman

Saving Silverman

Saving Silverman is another teen comedy with obnoxious behavior disguised as entertainment.

Wayne (Steve Zahn) and J.D. (Jack Black) try to break up a romance between their buddy Darren (Jason Biggs) and his over bearing fiancee (Amanda Peet).

After attempting all possible ways to bust up the lovers, they resort to kidnaping her.  Tying her up in their garage they work at convincing Darren that she died.

The three friends, who have known each other since grade school, play in a band which is devoted to Neil Diamond - they wear sequined shirts and sing his hit songs.  Diamond even shows up for a cameo appearance; the Diamond sing a long at the closing is the only asset of the film.

The three are funny actors on their own, especially Zahn who is endearingly goofy, but instead of making a film about friendship, the script slips into a series of distasteful juvenile antics.  There's the obligatory bathroom scene, kicks to the groin, homosexual jokes, Catholic nun jokes and even a grave robbery.

Poor Amanda Peet has another role where she only bosses the guys around or beats them to a pulp.  She needs another film like The Whole Nine Yards to rebuild her career.

The one positive thing about Saving Silverman is it inspired me to go home and dig up my old Neil Diamond tapes.

Saving Silverman

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