Saving Silverman

Theatrical Release: February 9, 2001
Saving Silverman


Darren, Wayne and J.D. have been close friends since childhood. When a manipulative but beautiful psychiatrist digs her claws into the sweet-natured Darren, his pals attempt to distract him from the cold-hearted woman by reuniting him with an old flame. When that doesn’t work, they desperately try to save their friend from the vixen’s grip by kidnapping her. But the predatory psychiatrist cunningly bests her captors. Unable to figure out how to save their friend from the psychiatrist’s evil clutches, Wayne and J.D. turn to an unexpected ally to help save the day – singer Neil Diamond.

Dove Review

In the past week, I have seen two films featuring a man taking a bowel movement. This one also features a buttocks enhancement operation where we see a device placed under the skin of a buttocks. And it is sad to report that there are writers in Hollywood who still believe dimwits uttering “Dude!” is cutting edge humor. This one has all the comic subtlety of a train wreck. And it features Neil Diamond! Neil, what were you thinking? If you needed money, you should have called.

Content Description

Language: GD 5, Jesus 1, S-word 6 BS 2, Bitch 2, SOB 1-from a nun – Sex: much sexual humor from crude jokes about homosexuality, masturbation, oral sex; backside male nudity, nude man doing yoga; Crudity: it is one long crude joke; we see a man taking a bowel movement on the front lawn – Violence: the violence is played for laughs, but it includes a man getting hit by a car, a woman kidnapped and later beating up her abductors with karate; many silly and painful looking prate falls; people are zapped with an animal prod


Company: Columbia Tri-Star Pictures
Director: Dennis Dugan
Producer: Neal H. Moritz
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 89 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Starring: Jason Biggs, Steve Zahn, Jack Black, Amanda Peet, Amanda Detmer, Neil Diamond.
Reviewer: Phil Boatwright