Saturday, December 09, 2006

"Private Parts" review

Private Parts (1997)

Directed by Betty Thomas
Writing credits Len Blum

Howard Stern .... Howard Stern
Robin Quivers .... Robin Quivers
Mary McCormack .... Alison Stern
Fred Norris .... Fred Norris
Paul Giamatti .... Kenny 'Pig Vomit' Rushton

"Private Parts" is the life story of Howard Stern. As told through the eyes of...Howard Stern. A bit one sided? Hmmm…yeah.

Howard Stern is a jerk. But that's good because that's what his audience wants to hear. Stern being a jerk to celebrities, porno stars and anyone else who walks on his radio show. His sidekick Robin laughs at his jokes and tries to rein him in a bit if he goes too far. Nothing fazes Stern as he proceeds to rip into anybody who tries to touch his radio show. But he's still a nice guy. Honest! The man may be a pig on the air but it's all just an act. He really, really loves his wife! Stern says so! It must be true!

So Stern weaves a valentine to his wife with "Private Parts". He may act loathsome sometimes but his heart is in the right place. "Private Parts" also sends some hate mail to one of his old bosses, "Pig Vomit". The scenes where Stern and Giamatti went at each other were hilarious. Paul Giamatti did a great job.

"Private Parts" is a funny flick. The phone sex scene was boobtastic. Overall, I enjoyed it. I'm just not sure how much I buy his nice guy routine. If his radio show is "Just an act", what's his movie? The truth? Nahhh...

SCORE: 3 out of 4 not so private Sterns

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