Strangers with Candy
Strangers with Candy (2005)

The cult-favorite television series which offered a fun-house version of '70s "after-school specials" returns in this big-screen prequel to the show Strangers With Candy. Middle-aged ex-prostitute, former drug addict and… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: January 1, 2005
DVD Release Date: March 9, 2004
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Critic Score: 52% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Occasionally funny, but little more than a jumbled, overextended episode of the TV show. Still, Candy devotees won't be disappointed.

Bob Townsend
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Whether you guffaw, giggle or sit stone-faced through Strangers With Candy will depend on your reaction to Sedaris as Jerri and her freak show of over-the-top bad taste.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Audiences should find the film brilliant or repellent. At the most interesting moments, it's a bit of both.

Fernando F. Croce

Jerri may be a freshman here, but Sedaris, grotesque and fearless, is already lowbrow homecoming queen

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

This plays like a 'Season One' DVD, silly moments interspersed with lots of dull plot and lame high-school send-up situations.

Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle

Some things were meant to be seen in small doses or on small screens. For all its subversive perks and quirks, Strangers is one of them.

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Cole Smithey

The movie never makes good on its promise of unbridled humor, but nonetheless connects with enough stabs of parody to keep it mildly entertaining.

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

I laughed my gluteus maximus off while watching.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Everyone but the terminally tight should find themselves laughing. And all should be awestruck by star Amy Sedaris.

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Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

A bizarre mixture of streetwise raunch and starry-eyed ingenuousness.

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Christian C
Hilarious in a Tracy Ulman kind of way...only better. I laughed often and heartily at this over-the-top, crazy comedy.
Lucas Martins
Funny and a good film to watch, Strangers With Candy, however presents a weak script, despire the great gags and the plot. Amy Sedaris, too, help a lot the… More
Alex roy
Strangers With Candy is a decent comedy. The film boasts a decent cast as well. Strangers With Candy has some laughs here and there, but as a good comedy, it… More
Tim Sigur
Colbert is hilarious, too bad there is other people in it.
Emily Armstrong
Ewww...kay. This is a movie where a bunch of action I don't care about is held together by characters I really don't like. Amy Sedaris is a pretty… More
Michael Gildea
A pretty disappointing movie that came from a truly hilarious show. It didn't capture the feel of the show and felt really obligatory. A second viewing… More