“Strangers With Candy” was first released last 2005 as a prequel to the television show of the same name. Jerri Blank, as portrayed by Amy Sedaris, http://www.bestchoicetv.com/, is the lead female character in the comedy movie. Jerri dropped out from high school, and she calls herself as a “junkie whore” because of her bad habits and drug intake. After she was released from a prison, she decided to go back to her hometown. When she returned, she found out that her mother is already dead. In addition, she found out that her father is already married to Sarah Blank. What makes matter worse is that she has an arrogant half-brother Derrick. With what is happening in her life, she decides to make her life better. She wants to start all over again. She enrolls herself as a freshman in high school to put the pieces of her life back together. She initially thought that her life as a high school student is going to be better now that she’s older and wiser. She soon realizes that high school is still the same. However, she will not let things and mean people get her down because she is more than ready to take control of her life. Amy Sedaris did an impressive job portraying the role of Jerri Blank. She did an excellent job being a junkie whore and a freshman high school student. While I was watching the movie, I was really convinced that what was happening in the movie was happening in real life. She made the role believable. It was like watching a funnier version of “Clueless.” At first, I admit that I did not want to see the movie because I was not a fan of Amy Sedaris. However, after I watched the movie, she became one of my most favorite actresses.
After 32 years of being “a bit of a troublemaker,” Jerri Blank, a 46 year-old former prostitute, ex-con and drug addict, decides to get her life back on track and returns to high school. Her ultimate mission in this adventure is the reawakening of her widowed father, Guy, who slipped into a coma soon after his second marriage to Jerri’s new stepmom, Sara. The road to redemption turns out to be paved with adolescent angst and the challenges of being part of the Read the rest of this entry »
The 2005 film “Strangers With Candy” stars Amy Sedaris as Jerri Blank. Other actors in the film include Stephen Colbert, Paul Dinello and Dan Hedaya. Dinello also directed the movie.
The setting of the film is a small New Jersey town, with most of the action taking place at fictional Flatpoint High School. Jerri Blank is a high school dropout who has lived a wild lifestyle. The years of partying have taken a toll on her, so she decides to turn her life around by getting her high school diploma.
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We admit it, Strangers With Candy doesn’t appeal to everyone’s sensibilities but if you love the film as much as we do you’ve got to appreciate some of its similar peers. If you’ve got a www.SatelliteTV.net channel lineup with great movies on it keep an eye out for some of these titles:
Borat – Along the same lines as Strangers, Borat is all about the awkward, pseudo-documentary style of filmmaking that has become all the rage. If you haven’t seen this one yet you’re behind the times but don’t worry, it’s a short watch.
Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion – A true classic, this one is also a return to high school with a twist. It’s about the relationships and social hierarchy formed during those tough years much like Strangers With Candy.
Best in Show – Tongue in cheek, Best in Show is straight from the mold of the weird, awkward brand of humor. It’s a predecessor to Strangers and it’s got enough one liners to watch again and again if you’ve seen it before. For some reason these two styles of humor click.
Strangers With Candy is a side-splitting comedy that serves as a prequel to the short-lived Comedy Central series by the same name. Ex-junkie Jerri, played by a brilliant Amy Sedaris, recently released from prison, arrives home to find her mother dead and her father remarried with a child and in a coma. Her new stepmother reluctantly allows Jerri to stay, after a doctor surmises that her familiar presence may awaken her father. The doctor suggests that in order to complete the return to familiarity, Jerri should return to Read the rest of this entry »
Strangers with Candy is a movie that came out in 2005. This movie is a prequel for the short lived Comedy Central television series that was aired from 1999-2000. The concept of the television show was that a 46 year old woman named Jerri Blank returned to high school as a freshman. The movie basically has the same premise. Jerri Blank, who is an ex-convict as well as a recovering addict, returns to high school in a last ditch effort to start her life over and have another chance at a “normal” life. The main character Read the rest of this entry »
In the 1999 to 2000 TV series “Stranger with Candy,” Amy Sedaris plays the lead with character Jerri Blank. Returning from a life of homelessness and drug use, Jerri reunites with her family and decides to finish high school. The ensuing plot thickens around the misadventures of Jerri. After all, Jerri is now 40 years old and is not as intellectually sharp as the other students.
Throughout the three seasons, her family life includes a teen brother (Larc Spies), a father (Roberto Gari) that does not have a speaking role, and an evil step-mother (Deborah Rush) Read the rest of this entry »
The movie Strangers With Candy centers around a woman named Jerri Blank. The movie, which was released in 2005, is a prequel to the series, which aired on Comedy Central and had a cult following. In the movie, Blank is released from prison and goes back to her childhood home. She discovers her mother is dead and that her father has remarried and she is no longer wanted in the household.
She then decides that she wants a “do-over” on her life, which hasn’t gone so well. She re-enrolls in her old high school as a freshman and hopes to Read the rest of this entry »