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Strangers with Candy (2005)

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Release Date
• USA: Jul 7, 2006
BoxOffice: $1.9M

Official Website:
Strangers with Candy Website

MPAA Rating
Rated R for sexual content, language and some drug material.

Running Time
1 hour, 37 minutes

Country USA

Production Companies
Comedy Central Films, Roberts/David Films Inc., Silverstar Productions, Worldwide Pants Inc.

Studio ThinkFilm

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• Strangers with Candy (2005)

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Genre: Comedy, School / Campus, Prostitution

Tagline: Going to high school for the first time is always scary... Especially the second time around.

Plot: Because of a difficult gestation period, STRANGERS WITH CANDY has endured several mooted release dates and a change of distributor, so fans of the Comedy Central TV show will doubtless be delighted to finally witness this full-length adaptation. The movie revolves around Jerri Blank (Amy Sedaris), a 47-year-old former jailbird, recovering heroin addict, and ex-prostitute with a bemused, elastic face. Director Paul Dinello takes a skip back in time, essentially making this a prequel to the television show, with Jerri fresh out of jail at the start of the film and starting a new life as an over-age high school student. With Jerri's dad in a coma, she decides she has to excel in school in a desperate bid to awaken him, although Principal Blackman (Gregory Hollimon) and science teacher Mr. Noblet (Stephen Colbert) frequently throw curveballs in her path. The loose plot revolves around the hiring of a consultant, Roger Beekman (Matthew Broderick), to change the school's ailing fortunes, ultimately resulting in a Science Fair that Jerri is determined to win. But the story is merely a hook on which the cast hangs myriad jokes, with DAILY SHOW favorite Colbert and Sedaris herself deliriously extending gags from the original series. So Jerri's ability to spin a web of sexual desire over

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Official Trailer

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Clip #1: 'My Name is Jerry Blank'

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Clip #2: 'Go Science Team'

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Clip #3 : 'This is Nice... Familly'

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Clip #4: 'First day of School'

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Clip #5: 'It's Over'

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Clip #6 'Bitch'

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 Directed by
Paul Dinello
Plump Fiction, Straight Talk, The Wrong Coast
 Written by
Stephen Colbert
The Daily Show, Saturday Night Live, Saturday Night Live
Paul Dinello
Plump Fiction, Straight Talk, The Wrong Coast
Dan Hedaya
The Usual Suspects, Mulholland Dr., Alien: Resurrection
Allison Janney
American Beauty, Finding Nemo, 10 Things I Hate About You
Philip Seymour Hoffman
The Big Lebowski, Magnolia, Almost Famous
Kristen Johnston
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, Nobody Knows Anything!, Backfire!
Justin Theroux
Mulholland Dr., American Psycho, Miami Vice
Matthew Broderick
Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Lion King, Godzilla
Sarah Jessica Parker
Mars Attacks!, Ed Wood, Failure to Launch
 Music By
Marcelo Zarvos
The Good Shepherd, Kissing Jessica Stein, The Door in the Floor

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