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      Private Parts

      R Released Mar 7, 1997 1h 49m Biography Comedy List
      73% Tomatometer 52 Reviews 68% Audience Score 25,000+ Ratings The life and career of shock-jock superstar Howard Stern (himself) is recounted from his humble beginnings to his view from the top. Possessing a desire to be an on-air personality since childhood, Stern meanders through the radio world, always with his supportive wife, Alison (Mary McCormack), by his side. Landing a gig in Washington, D.C., Stern meets Robin Quivers (herself), who will become his long-time partner in crime. When the two move to New York, they face the wrath of NBC executives. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      A surprisingly endearing biopic about the controversial shock-jock Howard Stern that is equally funny and raunchy.

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      Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly Rated: B Sep 7, 2011 Full Review Rita Kempley Washington Post A choppy amalgram of Revenge of the Nerds, Father Knows Best and Network. Nov 7, 2002 Full Review Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle It may just be grand Stern propaganda, but it's impossible to deny the film's deft comic charm, its sincerely romantic heart, and all that gratuitous nudity. Rated: 3/5 Jun 2, 2002 Full Review Sean Collier Box Office Prophets There are some genuinely funny moments, but it's nothing for casual viewers to bother with. Rated: 4/10 Sep 9, 2019 Full Review Barbara Shulgasser Common Sense Media Tale of shock-jock superstar has sex, nudity, language. Rated: 2/5 Sep 6, 2018 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Enough fake humility to make you barf if not a fan. Rated: C+ Jun 4, 2017 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Let's face it; being misunderstood is the fate of all true geniuses that's what Howard Stern became when he succeeded turning into the biggest disc jockey in NYC the film tracks his start of life wanting to be on the radio as a talk show host and using his own brand of unorthodox humor to make it big it's very funny and very hard-hitting Betty Thomas handles this kind of biographical material with such wit and charm and it doesn't hurt that she has his wife, Allison (Mary McCormack) thrown into the mix she's always stuck by him even when he had trouble finding respectable work in the radio business with NBC he says that's something you have to count on to have such a reliable life partner we get all the 'private parts' in this from sex jokes to private details of Howard's life being broadcasted as part of his program love it or hate Stern has a knack for the vulgar and the obscene with no shortage of laughs Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/08/24 Full Review Bryan B A rauncy comedy 90s classic. If you are a fan of Howard Stern & his raunchy sense of humore, then this is a no brainer. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 08/25/23 Full Review BJ M Creepy movie about a creepy person that ends with Stern being loyal to his wife and family when in reality he dumped them. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 07/26/23 Full Review Gareth v An entertaining and funny enough movie that for something involving Stern has a fair amount of warmth. Biggest problem, if does come across as a vanity project. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 06/20/23 Full Review StephenPaul C LOL, the funniest 01 hour: and 49 minutes of Howard Stern and his sidekicks as themselves!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/14/23 Full Review Jackson87 A Howard Stern's Private Parts is a masterpiece of biographical filmmaking that captures the essence of one of the most controversial and iconic radio personalities of all time. The movie is a raunchy, irreverent, and hilarious ride that leaves audiences laughing and cheering for the man who redefined what it meant to be a radio personality. One of the key reasons why Private Parts is such a great movie is the way it captures the essence of Howard Stern's persona. The movie is unapologetically Howard Stern in every way, from the crude humor to the frank discussions of sex and relationships. Stern's outrageous antics are on full display, and the movie never shies away from his more controversial moments. At the same time, however, the movie also reveals a softer side of Stern that many people may not have been aware of. The film explores Stern's early years and his struggles to make a name for himself in the world of radio. It shows his dedication to his craft and his love for his family, revealing a man who is far more complex than his on-air persona might suggest. The movie is also a technical tour de force, with director Betty Thomas and cinematographer Walt Lloyd creating a vibrant and visually stunning world that captures the energy and excitement of the radio world. The use of music is particularly effective, with a soundtrack that perfectly captures the time and place in which the movie is set. But perhaps the biggest reason why Private Parts is such a great movie is the way it captures the spirit of the time in which it was made. Released in 1997, the movie perfectly captures the zeitgeist of the late 90s, with its focus on celebrity culture, shock jocks, and the growing power of the media. It's a time capsule of a moment in history that continues to resonate with audiences today. Overall, Howard Stern's Private Parts is a hilarious, heartfelt, and technically brilliant film that captures the essence of one of the most iconic radio personalities of all time. It's a must-watch for fans of Howard Stern, but also for anyone interested in the power of media and the art of storytelling. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/20/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis The life and career of shock-jock superstar Howard Stern (himself) is recounted from his humble beginnings to his view from the top. Possessing a desire to be an on-air personality since childhood, Stern meanders through the radio world, always with his supportive wife, Alison (Mary McCormack), by his side. Landing a gig in Washington, D.C., Stern meets Robin Quivers (herself), who will become his long-time partner in crime. When the two move to New York, they face the wrath of NBC executives.
      Director
      Betty Thomas
      Producer
      Ivan Reitman
      Screenwriter
      Howard Stern, Len Blum, Michael Kalesniko
      Distributor
      Paramount Pictures
      Production Co
      Paramount Pictures, Northern Lights Entertainment, Rysher Entertainment
      Rating
      R (Strong Language|Nudity|Crude Sexual Humor)
      Genre
      Biography, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 7, 1997, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 21, 2010
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $41.2M
      Runtime
      1h 49m
      Sound Mix
      Surround, Dolby Digital
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