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Based on a best-selling autobiography, this comedy drama is the surprisingly sweet-natured life story of a controversial radio personality. Howard Stern, who stars as himself, is a nerdy New York kid who dreams of a disc jockey career despite being a self-loathing klutz who lacks a traditional broadcaster's voice. A strikeout artist in college, Stern's romantic travails end when he meets and marries Alison (Mary McCormack), a beautiful social worker. Stern's early career at several radio stations is undistinguished. Bored, he makes his life the centerpiece of his show, including… 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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