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Awesome: 35.85%
Worth A Look47.17%
Average: 13.21%
Pretty Bad: 1.89%
Total Crap: 1.89%

4 reviews, 29 user ratings

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Private Parts
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by PyThomas

"You'll laugh almost as hard as Jackie."
4 stars

Howard Stern. Love him or hate him, you gotta respect the guy for being painfully honest about his life and other people, for standing up to corporate radio bullshit, and for constantly keeping his radio show entertaining and popular through the years. In 1993 he finally put his story to paper and came up with his autobiography, "Private Parts", which would go on to be a huge best-seller.

Private Parts The Movie, sticking fairly close to the book, tracks Howard from his childhood, to his college years, to his early radio stints, to his tenure at WNBC, and ... stops right there. The film doesn't shed any light on his firing from WNBC, his migration to K-Rock (WXRK), or much of his wars with the FCC.

From his college years on, Howard portrays himself in the film. So do his sidekicks Robin Quivers, Gary "Baba Booey" Dell'abate, Jackie "Joke Man" Martling, and Fred Norris, whose deadpan performance is always good for a laugh.

Mary McCormack plays Howard's wife, Allison, and she does a wonderful job. Paul Giamatti, who portrays Howard's WNBC boss Kenny "Pig Vomit (née Virus)" Rushton, is equally nasty and oddball.

If you're not a Howard Stern fan, this film will stand up by itself as a life story of a man determined to make a name for himself by any means necessary. The story, which was tweaked a bit from Howard's actual life, is consistently hilarious. Basically, Howard isn't the vile lecherous creature these right-wingers make him out to be. He's a family man who gets his money by just speaking his mind.

And if you ARE a fan, beware... this film will leave you aching for more. And you know how picky Howard is about movie scripts.

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User Comments

8/02/10 Total Crap HOWARD IS GOD!! Anything he's in is GOLD! 5 stars
3/22/09 Dane Youssef More than just a TV movie-of-the-week on the big screen. We laugh, cheer, gasp... and care. 5 stars
1/28/07 David Pollastrini Not a big Stern fan but I liked this 5 stars
1/20/05 Jeff Anderson HOWARD STERN'S GREATEST, FUNNIEST ACCOMPLISHMENT! Paul Giamatti is a scream as PIG VOMIT!!! 5 stars
1/24/03 Paul Coleman Absolutely hysterical!! Well written and directed! Highly recommended!! 4 stars
11/04/02 danno i thought there were plenty of lesbians 5 stars
9/17/02 Zefram Mann A radio Rocky story. Lot's of good acting all around. 4 stars
10/13/01 British Bulldog Howard Stern is superb and the film rarely has a dull moment. Very funny. 5 stars
9/16/01 Bri Wisconsin fan love Howie!! Jenna is hot! 5 stars
3/28/01 Jesse L Only if you are an avid howard fan. Not enough Jackie and Fred...Robin is a bitch.. 1 stars
2/25/01 *~Danielle*Ophelia~* (formerly KyLe*BrOfLoVsKi) Funny as hell and doesn't insult your intelligence (as Ringmaster does) 5 stars
9/01/00 Bender Uneven, but entertaining. 4 stars
4/23/00 Louis HILARIOUS 5 stars
4/08/00 Chuck Reip The girl was fucking hot but I wish Howard would have dropped his pants too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 5 stars
5/13/99 sterns' shtick is getting OLD...stern fans are (generally)imbeciles.the movie was lame. 2 stars
5/03/99 The Bomb 69 The Bomb, should have gone further in his career 5 stars
4/20/99 Tim This film is awesome. I loved the cameo by Jenna Jameson. This movie is hilarious 5 stars
2/24/99 Scott F - Timmy 5 stars
2/20/99 Piz Not the funniest movie of 97, but Stern fans will love it, honest and sharp. 4 stars
1/15/99 DRMJSP HOWARD IS GOD 5 stars
1/15/99 Freaky Deaky made howard seem like a nice family man (*cough* bullshit*cough).F-THAT BRING IN THE LESBOS 3 stars
11/25/98 Fred Turn the treble all the way down.... This movie got me listening to Stern. 5 stars
10/31/98 Silent Rob Incredibly well done retelling of 'Howard's Inferno'. 4 stars
9/06/98 Bob A. Booey great movie 5 stars
9/05/98 Jeff Fucking Awesome 5 stars
8/29/98 Mister Whoopee A really enjoyable film, if sometimes self-indulgent. 4 stars
8/17/98 Johny A good movie anyway you slice it 5 stars
8/17/98 J-Guy (The MFC) love stern, love the flick. bought my tickets at 7am the day of release. 5 stars
8/16/98 {{{OZ}}} Whether a fan of Stern or not, this is a fine film. 4 stars
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  07-Mar-1997 (R)
  DVD: 15-Dec-1998



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