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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 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

  • 50
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    I liked this movie better when it was called "Rock'n'Roll High School" and starred the Ramones and Mary Woronov. show more

  • 75
    Chicago Tribune

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

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