Saving SilvermanFebruary 9, 2001
A pair of buddies conspire to save their best friend from marrying the wrong woman.
Release Year: 2001
Rating: 5.7/10 (21,857 voted)
Critic's Score: 22/100
Stars: Jason Biggs, Steve Zahn, Jack Black
Two dim-witted former high school buddys and Neil Diamond fanactics, Wayne and J.D., plot to keep their friend Darren from marrying the wrong woman, a domineering and spiteful psychologist named Judith by kidnapping her and trying to set Darren up with his old high school girlfriend Sandy who plans to become a nun.
Writers: Hank Nelken, Greg DePaul
R. Lee Ermey
2 Best Friends + 1 Girlfriend = WAR
Release Date: 9 February 2001
Filming Locations: Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $7,411,852
(11 February 2001)
(25 March 2001)
Did You Know?
The Coach's motto to his students, "If you can dream it, you can do it" is actually a quote originally said by Walt Disney.
When Wayne shoots the mother raccoon, it shows her lying on her left side with the dart in her right leg. The next time she is shown, she's lying on her right side and the dart is in her left leg.
You've been pinching loaves on the lawn? I play croquet out there!
Funniest movie since Dangerfield's 'Back to School'!
Reading the other review, I just had to post the opposing viewpoint. I am a
58-yr-old well-educated woman, so go figure…I just HOWLED at this movie, I
had tears running down my face. Haven't laughed this much and so
unexpectedly since Rodney Dangerfield's antics in 'Back to School'. The
sight gags were dead on, the whole premise of the loser worshippers of N.
Diamond was hysterical and milked to perfection, and the send-up of misogyny
was perfectly done. Actually, these three hapless fools were just perfectly
pathetic and loveable in their own ways. The acting was wonderful….Amanda
Peet was wickedly funny, and all three male stars were equally crass and
deliciously low-down. Jack Black as usual was unnervingly disgusting and
real. Neal Diamond was a wonderful parody of himself, without being
condescending…he fit the spirit of the movie to a 'T'. The ending was
great, reminiscent of the 'feel good' ending of 'Back to School'. Whenever I
feel blue, I watch this movie and just can't help laughing. Maybe it just
wasn't British humor (referring to the previous review), but this is FUNNY