June 28, 2006
Director: Paul Dinello
MPAA Rating: R (for sexual content, language and some drug material)
Screenwriters: Paul Dinello, Stephen Colbert
Starring: Amy Sedaris, Stephen Colbert, Paul Dinello, Carlo Alban, Maria Thayer, Greg Holliman, Ian Holm, Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick, Allison Janney, Philip Seymour Hoffman
Copyright Holder: N/A
Official website: StrangersWithCandymovie.com
Already a cult classic, this latest release from THINKFilm, "Strangers With Candy," is a daring leap backwards. A prequel to the critically acclaimed Comedy Central series of the same name. It is the tale of Jerri Blank (Amy Sedaris also co-writer), a forty-seven year old ex-con, junky whore who decides to return home after thirty-two years as a runaway. She discovers that her earlier disappearance has caused her father to slip into a coma. In an outrageous attempt to awaken Dad's comatose mind, Jerri resumes her teenage life exactly where she left it - as a high school freshman. "Strangers With Candy" co-stars Stephen Colbert (co-writer) and Paul Dinello (director and co-writer) as a bible thumping science teacher and soft minded art teacher (respectively) in tragic love with each other.