Monday, November 14, 2005

All Sarah, all the time

There are two new Slate articles on the Sarah Silverman movie, Jesus is Magic. David Edelstein does his job well, lauding the movie without spoiling it. Here is the key bit:

I have a list of 50 jokes that are instant classics—but giving away more would be an act of criminal selfishness. What I can promise is that the ratio of splendors to stinkers (there's one involving the World Trade Center) is about five to one—a winning ratio by any measure. When you get on Silverman's wavelength, you brace yourself for the joke—and then it swims up from behind, like the shark in Jaws, or it Jackie Chans you with some pretzel contortion you didn't think a human being (let alone a complacent princess) could execute.

There is another article on the site that explains to the anxious and sensitive that is OK to laugh at her edgy racist, filthy humor. Avoid unless you have seen the movie, there is too much revealed. And come on, do you need your hand held?

1 comment:

FreeThinker said...

I saw "Jesus Is Magic" and I'm not sure it was OK to laugh!

But I laughed anyway.

Here's my post on the movie.