February 09, 2008
Saving Silverman is a hilarious movie. I was skeptical because a lot of movies with people like Jack Black and Jason Biggs are just stupid and formulaic. But the thing about this movie is that it entered the next level of absurdity. It wasn't one of those nearly believable movies with slapstick action and bad jokes added -- those movies are like leftovers warmed up. This movie was so comfortable with its absurdity and contrived developments that it was pure comedy, much like a cartoon instead of a comedy that tries to be endearing in some way. I found bad reviews online, but that just shows that the reviewers didn't get it.