Private Parts (1997) - Biography, Comedy, Drama

Hohum Score

5

Breathtaking

The autobiographical story of Howard Stern, the radio rebel who is now also a TV personality, an author and a movie star.

IMDB: 6.8
Director: Betty Thomas
Stars: Howard Stern, Mary McCormack
Length: 109 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 9 out of 99 found boring (9.09%)

One-line Reviews (47)

The movie is entertaining and endlessly quotable.

Possibly as a result of this, the entire film comes across as self-promoting propaganda for Stern, which, naturally, feels a little immodest and most probably embellished.

I should first confess that I find Howard Stern's radio and TV shows to be redundant, banal and permanently locked in male adolescence.

I did not follow his program to satellite radio and have missed his crazy antics but after so many years of the same shock jock tactics, now with the F word, I am bored.

Overall, I enjoyed it.

Private Parts could have been a disaster of epic proportion, but thanks to Howard Stern Himself, we get a compelling film about a family man who bucks the system and revolutionize radio as a true medium of great talent.

it's funny,and entertaining.

A very entertaining movie.

most people outside of America) this is a very funny enjoyable film.

Perhaps still enjoyable for those that aren't, perhaps not.

She is stunning to look at, and the chemistry between she and Howard is electric.

Each hour of on-air radio presentation requires something like three hours of preparation: we don't see the hard work that goes into such a show.

Becoming bored with this format, he chooses to do a more spontaneous show which causes trouble with his employers.

His antics soon got old, but I loved Stuttering John as he harassed and embarassed pretentious celebrities.

A predictable bio-pic focusing on an unpredictable US DJ.

The humor comes from Stern's slow realization that pushing the envelope was the way to garner HUGE ratings.

Greece had it's own golden era in free radio 15 years ago, with some really talented people behind the mikes, but because there was no ratings system to vindicate them, they were persecuted to extinction, leaving only bland playlist deejays behind.

Surprisingly engaging love story.

Although the bits in between scenes with that jackass big mouth trying to get girls to take their tops off was annnoying as hell, the rest of the movie was very entertaining.

If you're in the mood for Howard's comical vulgarities, gratuitous nudity, cool 80s music and a damn entertaining comedy that will never tire out--"Private Parts" is DEFINITELY worth seeing!!

The film is well made and should be entertaining even for non listeners.

Radio is like warfare: lengthy periods of utter boredom punctuated by periods of pure panic.

This movie, by extension, is the most boring, repetitive, puerile nonsense coupled with horrible acting, repugnant characters, and basically, total lack of any humor.

Well ,after watching this all i can say is What a boring life,Boring man and a boring film!

The soap opera of his private life is neither one thing or another and the scene in which he snubs people that once snubbed him is risible and predictable.

However, few will deny that his act is fascinating and often hilarious.

This is an awkward and unexpected choice from someone who cruised through high school saying almost nothing.

Anyway, he is a compelling central character, whose underlying personality seems to be very decent.

Unexpected rudeness can be funny.

Robin Quivers, playing herself, is the one-in-a-million on-air companion who can channel Stern's efforts and lend an unexpected air of respectability to the proceedings.

In short I was bored.

It is thoroughly enjoyable and it shows that Stern is really just a normal, family man and his "other" persona is all schtick.

He was not afraid to paint himself as pathetic, and the honesty of this approach is the key to why it's such a compelling film.

In all, a movie worth watching even if just for the background look into this modern phenomenon's psyche.

We do see a very funny and entertaining movie.

Rent it on a slow night only.

Shamelessly entertaining .

Whilst it is all about him, Stern surprisingly does not shy away from really bringing out the neurotic side of the "character", with Stern's inability to handle extremely emotional moments, leading to snappy exchanges between Stern (who was originally going to be played by Jeff Goldblum) and his wife Alison, (played by the charming Mary McCormack.

Very entertaining autobiography of the disc jockey Howard Stern.

YAWN.

This is by no means a problem, because the movie is very enjoyable and there are some extremely hilarious scenes (the scenes with the "mentally challenged" and the pussy of Dicky Nixon come to mind).

The scene with the patient in the park, for example, looks so poorly acted and so predictable.

Also, memorable was the intense loyalty shown between Howard and his main sidekicks - Fred and Robin.

The movie is really interesting and entertaining.

funny,and entertaining .

Very enjoyable movie, even if you never heard of Howard Stern .

As biopics go, this one was at once entertaining and true to heart about the trials and tribulations of talk radio.