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Radio talk-show host Howard Stern is a cultural phenomenon of the '90s. Loved and hated by fans across the country, he gleefully exceeds the boundaries of good-taste on his New York-based radio morning interview show with scathing humor that is as raunchy as it is brutally self-effacing. Despite his outrageous public persona, Stern maintains that beneath it all he is really a devoted father, a loving family man and all around average, responsible Joe. This film is based on Stern's autobiography and, while it presents a somewhat sanitized version of the notorious "shock-jock,"… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A choppy amalgram of Revenge of the Nerds, Father Knows Best and Network."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"Stern and Quivers are both making their screen acting debuts here, and they do what seasoned actors claim is very difficult: They play convincing, engaging versions of themselves."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"A biodrama about Howard Stern, who speaks for the nine-year old boy in all of us."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Funny and surprisingly self-deprecating."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"Private Parts is a limited-ambition comedy, one that scores some funny moments mainly because it sets its targets so low."
‑ Margaret A. McGurk, Cincinnati Enquirer
"People who wouldn't be able to distinguish Howard Stern from G. Gordon Liddy will be entertained by something like an off-colour -- and quite funny -- version of Coal Miner's Daughter."
‑ Don Irvine, Globe and Mail
"[Stern] may be the master of his domain on the radio, but he doesn't necessarily have a future in movies."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"Better than expected"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson,
"A good movie, even though I hate Stern."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
"The movie's often hilarious, but it's not quite as satisfying as Stern's radio show."
‑ Kevin N. Laforest, Montreal Film Journal
"A comic firecracker with a surprising human touch."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"There are some huge laughs here spread consistently through the picture, and screenwriters Len Blum and Michael Kalesniko put virtually no lulls between laughs."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"No one need weep for Howard Stern."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"An absolute must-see."
‑ Chris Gore, Film Threat
"Succeeds as a mainstream entertainment."
‑ Kim Williamson, Boxoffice Magazine
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