Strangers With Candy

Genre: Comedy; Starring: Amy Sedaris, Matthew Broderick, Stephen Colbert, Paul Dinello, Sarah Jessica Parker; Director: Paul Dinello; Author: Stephen Colbert, Paul Dinello, Amy Sedaris; Producer (person): Lorena David, David Letterman, Mark Roberts; Runtime (in minutes): 85; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: THINKFilm

Freed of TV’s restrictions, Amy Sedaris, Stephen Colbert, and Paul Dinello gleefully indulge in myriad raunchy jokes in the film Strangers With Candy, a kind of ”prequel” to their cult Comedy Central series. Sedaris is 47-year-old high school freshman Jerri Blank, who leans on teachers Colbert and Dinello for guidance in this warped version of an after-school special.

Caustic yet warm commentary by the three leads. Colbert cheekily notes that the big-screen version of Candy is ”an homage to ourselves.” Dinello responds, ”No one else is going to homage us.”

Originally posted November 14 2006 — 12:00 AM EST

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