• Strangers With Candy (2005)

Strangers With Candy

Release Date: 2005

DVD Release Date: June 27th, 2006

R |1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary

Runaway Jerri Blank returns home at the age of 47 ready to pick up where she left off. This means the ex-con and former drug addict is returning to high school as a freshman. Going through adolescent doldrums and temptations is tough enough for any student, but as a middle-aged drug abuser, Jerri discovers her return to education is more challenging than she ever imagined.

Cast: Amy Sedaris, Deborah Rush, Carlo Alban, Maria Thayer, Paul Dinello, Stephen Colbert, Chris Pratt, Elisabeth Harnois

Director: Paul Dinello

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Worldwide Pants Inc., Roberts/David Films Inc., Silverstar Productions

Keywords: Hilarious, Small town, Offbeat, Forbidden love, 1990s, Father, Pursuit, Underdog

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Connie OgleMiami Herald

    The aggressively over-the-top plot is sloppy and totally irrelevant. What counts are the jokes that fly so fast they're easy to miss. show more

  • 75
    Chicago Tribune

    Easily the wittiest, most ridiculous and best-written comedy of the year. show more

  • 60
    Sheri LindenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Offers more laughs than most comedies of recent vintage. But what was subversive on the tube feels muted at feature length. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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