Can't stand still while the music is playin'

I really expected Saving Silverman to be just like all of the other gross-out buddy movies that are churned out every year, all of which seem to star Seann William Scott*. And yet it stood head and shoulders above the crowd of buddy movies. And why, you may ask? I can tell you in two words. And if you've already seen the movie, I think you know what those two words will be:

NEIL DIAMOND.

I don't think I ever would have thought to watch this on my own, but I got it as a birthday present from Robin. Five seconds into the movie, I could tell why and I declared it the Greatest Film Ever Made. The movie is about a trio of Neil Diamond-obsessed buddies. It is clearly the story of my life, although there was some argument in the family over which role corresponded with which of my friends.

One of the trio (Jason Biggs) finds himself engaged to an evil bitch of a woman and his friends (Steve Zahn and Jack Black) have to rescue him from ruining his life and their friendship by kidnapping the fiancée and redirecting his attentions to a more suitable partner. It's actually a lot funnier than it sounds and it features the main characters' Neil Diamond cover band, Diamonds in the Rough, their enormous Neil Diamond memorabilia collection and a very important cameo by The Neil himself.

If that hasn't turned you off already, I will tell you that the movie also features Jack Black in a Neil Diamond wig doing a very bad imitation of a mime having sex. Run out and rent it now!

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* who is cool because he has double letters in all of his names

srah - Sunday, 31 August 2003 - 1:27 AM
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Comments (6)

gravatar cristina - August 31, 2003 - 2:27 AM -

i heart jack black!! long live the d! >:~)

gravatar alfie - August 31, 2003 - 12:48 PM -

You: Jason Biggs
Cheryl: Mixture of Jack Black and Steve Zahn
Robin: Also a mixture of JB and SZ

gravatar katie - September 2, 2003 - 11:23 AM -

Crarify prease: Was he imitating the having of sex by a mime, or was he miming an impression of said sex?

gravatar srah - September 2, 2003 - 11:43 AM -

I'm not sure I understand the difference. OH WAIT, I do. Ew. He was imitating the having of sex by a mime.

gravatar Cheryl - September 2, 2003 - 2:03 PM -

I meant to email you that on the drive backfrom up north this weekend, my dad listened to Neil and, thanks to our trip, I knew all the live versions of the songs.

gravatar katie - September 2, 2003 - 2:30 PM -

Heh heh. The funnier of the two options, of course.

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