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Strangers With Candy Complete Series

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Jerri Blank (Amy Sedaris) has been a runaway, prostitute, drug addict, and general misfit all her life. But upon her release from prison, the 46-year-old decides it's time to clean up her life, move back in with her family, and earn a high-school diploma. Starting over as a freshman, hapless Jerri returns to class amidst a hostile student body and an unhelpful, self-involved faculty--among them pseudo-sensitive art teacher Geoffrey Jellineck (Paul Dinello); ambiguously gay history teacher Charles Noblet (Stephen Colbert); and Machiavellian principal Onyx Blackman (Greg Hollimon)--while contending with a dysfunctional home life that includes her elderly father (Roberto Gari), evil stepmother (Deborah Rush), and bullying half-brother (Larc Spies). As ex-con Jerri maneuvers through the pecking order of teen life with zero social savoir-faire and her own brand of clueless prison ethics, STRANGERS WITH CANDY serves as a biting, politically incorrect satire of moralizing after-school specials and a hilarious look at the pangs of growing up--again. This collection presents the sadly defunct television series in its entirety with all three seasons.System Requirements:Running Time 660 Mins.Format: DVD MOVIE

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Studio Paramount
SKU 202431772
UPC 097368895942
UPC 14 00097368895942
Format DVD
Release Date 6/27/2006
Rating NR
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Actors
Name Strangers With Candy
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Cast & Crew
Amy Sedaris - Actor
Bob Balaban, et. al. - Director
Bob Golden - Original Music By
Doug Abel, et. al. - Editor
Greg Hollimon - Actor
Harlan Bosmajian - Cinematographer
Kent Alterman - Executive Producer
Michele Armour - Producer
Paul Dinello - Actor
Stephen Colbert - Actor
Stephen Colbert, et. al. - Writer
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Review In general, unless you buy the premise, the running gags, the subtle under the gaydar humor, and attempts at social relevance, you will find Strangers with Candy a dreary, puzzling experience. For some reason, the show keeps reminding one of Pete and Pete, a Nickelodeon offering in which two brothers, both named Pete, have surreal adventures in a wacky suburban wonderworld. What both shows have in common is a droll tone, a self-satisfied inner acknowledgement that it's very funny and incredibly clever, and that only the "right" people will get it.
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Reviewer Bill Gibron
ReviewRating 7
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Actor Strangers With Candy
Label Paramount Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
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David Johnson, DVD Verdict A raucous send-up of feel-good morality plays...
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