Saving Silverman

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Saving Silverman ★ Evil Woman 2001 (P-G13)

Testosteronedriven comedy has three buddies' bond threatened by ballbreaking fiancee of one of the boys. Peet is the whipwielding control freak Judith Snodgrass-Fessbeggler, out to tame Neil Diamondloving loser Darren (Biggs) and despised by best buds Wayne (Zahn) and J.D. (Black). The boys scheme to break up the duo by kidnaping Judith and reacquainting Darren with his first love, now an aspiring nun. Black and Zahn provide muchneeded comic relief, as do the scenes with their Diamond cover band. However, overthetop characters and sophomoric humor mixed with increasingly gross gags ultimately not so much save but sink “Silverman.” 90m/C VHS, DVD . US Jason Biggs, Steve Zahn, Jack Black, Amanda Peet, R. Lee Ermey, Amanda Detmer, Neil Diamond; D: Dennis Dugan; W: Hank Nelken, Greg DePaul; C: Arthur Albert; M: Mike Simpson.