SARAH SILVERMAN: JESUS IS MAGIC

Equal Opportunity Offender

Content -4
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Release Date: November 11, 2005

Starring: Sarah Silverman

Genre: Comedy

Audience: Adults

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 70 minutes

Distributor: Roadside Attractions

Director: Liam Lynch

Executive Producer: None

Producer: Heidi Herzon, Mark Williams
and Randy Sosin

Writer: Sarah Silverman

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Content:

(HHH, AbAbAb, Ho, PC, LLL, V, SS, DD, MM) Very strong humanist worldview with standup comic acting like a bigot in order to (very weakly) poke fun at prejudice, with very strong anti-Christian and anti-religious attitudes and elements such as woman says her Catholic boyfriend believes “Jesus is magic,” female comic says she’s a Jew who would kill Christ again, and female comic obscenely makes fun of the song “Amazing Grace” by holding the microphone next to her private parts and her rear end, as well as some references to homosexuality and a few politically correct moments; 52 obscenities (including many “f” words, two strong profanities, two light profanities, blasphemous jokes about Jesus and God, some racial epithets, and strong, brief sexual talk; no violence depicted but two black men look menacing at woman who says the “N” word and talk about Hitler killing Jews, and Jews killing Christ; strong, crude verbal references to sex; no nudity; no alcohol; no apparent smoking of cigarettes but woman smokes something out of a bong backstage; and, strong miscellaneous immorality and potentially offensive material such as strong racist elements in a weak attempt to be funny and outrageous, jokes about the Holocaust and female comic says, “When God gives you AIDS, make Lemon-AIDS.”

Summary:

SARAH SILVERMAN: JESUS IS MAGIC is mostly a filmed concert of one of standup comic Sarah Silverman’s lewd shows. It is an extremely obscene and offensive show that weakly pokes fun at everything, including minorities and Christianity.

Review:

SARAH SILVERMAN: JESUS IS MAGIC is mostly a filmed concert of one of standup comic Sarah Silverman’s lewd shows. The movie opens, however, with a fictional prologue where Sarah talks with two friends, who describe all the projects they are doing. Jealous, Sarah lies and tells them that she has a one-woman show that very night, and the friends cajole her to let them watch backstage. After they leave, Sarah sings about trying to write a whole show and arrange a performance in one day. That night, she performs her standup routine, which includes many crude ethnic jokes.

In this concert film, Sarah Silverman tries to make fun of ethnic prejudice by acting like she’s an ignorant, conceited bigot herself, but it mostly comes across as just offensive. This is doubly true because she often uses foul language. The few clean and innocent jokes turn out to be the funniest ones, but they are very few. Silverman also mocks Christianity several times, saying at one point that her Catholic boyfriend believes that “Jesus is magic.” She even makes jokes about Jews killing Christ, admitting that she’s Jewish and saying “I’d do it again.” Her act also includes some Holocaust jokes. The worldview Silverman presents is a sarcastic humanist one poking fun at virtually everything, including herself. She is an equal opportunity offender.

In Brief:

IN BRIEF:

SARAH SILVERMAN: JESUS IS MAGIC is mostly a filmed concert of one of standup comic Sarah Silverman’s lewd shows. The movie opens with a fictional prologue where Sarah talks with two friends, who describe all the projects they are doing. Jealous, Sarah lies and tells them she has a one-woman show that very night, and the friends cajole her to let them watch backstage. After they leave, Sarah sings about trying to write a whole show and arrange a performance in one day. That night, she performs her standup routine, which includes many crude ethnic jokes.

Sarah Silverman tries to make fun of ethnic prejudice by acting like she’s an ignorant, conceited bigot, but it mostly comes across as offensive. This is doubly true because she often uses foul language. The few clean and innocent jokes turn out to be the funniest ones, but they are very few. Silverman also mocks Christianity several times, saying at one point that her Catholic boyfriend believes that “Jesus is magic.” Her act also includes some Holocaust jokes. Silverman’s worldview is a sarcastic humanist one poking fun at virtually everything, including herself. She is an equal opportunity offender