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Saving Silverman

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, language, and thematic material.
Very Offensive
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Primary Audience:
Teens, Adults
Genre:
Romance Comedy
Length:
1 hr. 30 min.
Year of Release:
2001
USA Release:
February 9, 2001
Relevant Issues
Saving Silverman

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Featuring: Jason Biggs, Jack Black, Amanda Peet, Steve Zahn, Amanda Detmer
Director: Dennis Dugan
Producer: Brad Luff, Neal H. Moritz
Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Movie Critics
All sorts of sexually related material is present, including various instances of related dialogue, implied off-screen oral sex, references to masturbation, some onscreen fooling around, and the revelation of several characters being gay…
—ScreenIt
…falls flat in almost every way a film can. This is a comedy that fails to provoke laughs…
—Hollywood Reporter, Kirk Honeycutt
…most of the comedy in Saving Silverman has something to do with sex…
—Movie-reviews, James Berardinelli
…surely rated on the extreme outer edge of the PG-13 tag…
—Variety

Viewer Comments
Negative—There were a few slap-stick type parts that made us laugh. However, it is full of trash. Silverman’s new girlfriend talks of waiting until marriage for sex, but openly encourages oral sex. The language was past PG-13.
My Ratings: [Very Offensive / 1½]
—Wendy Powers, age 37
Negative—I was very disappointed in this movie. Before the end credits it shows everyone paired up for a triple wedding, one male character with another male. There was also too much profanity, anatomical slang, and innuendo cloud the screen as well. Some of the outfits were a little too showy and there was rear nudity. The sexual humor was disgusting. They made sexual comments regarding a corpse…
My Ratings: [Very Offensive / 1]
—Elise, age 23
Positive—I thought it was a good movie for teens to adults. There was some mild language but that’s about it. …
My Ratings: [Average / 3]
—Matt Peace, age 19
NegativeI was really disappointed! In fact, I was later embarrassed to admit that was the movie I had gone to see. There was A LOT of cussing and sexual innuendo. I would not recommend this movie to anyone. If you haven’t already warped your mind by watching it, please, don’t bother! You haven’t missed a thing!
My Ratings: [Very Offensive / 2½]
—Anon., age 16
Negative—…EXTREME amounts of sex and sodomy… it was a sad and terribly worldly movie
My Ratings: [Extremely Offensive / 1]
—Dan, age 14