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  • Summary: Set in San Francisco's Warfield Theatre, this concert film starring comedienne Margaret Cho covers a wide variety of topics including her mother, drug and alcohol abuse, homosexuality, and the failure of "All-American Girl," a network television comedy starring Ms. Cho as the anti-stereoytypical daughter of an Asian-American family. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    100
    We're in a golden age of comedy, and one of the reasons is Margaret Cho.
  2. It's hard to think of many more galvanizing definitions of what it means to be an American than Cho's volcanic self-assessments.
  3. Several times while watching the movie I laughed until the tears were running down my face.
  4. (Director Lionel Coleman) wisely opts for a straightforward approach with long takes that capture Cho's kinetic rhythm and rely on her talent and honed timing to carry the evening.
  5. Reviewed by: Byan Poyser
    67
    The real joy of watching this movie is seeing a stand-up comedian who is incredibly comfortable with herself, her material, and her audience.
  6. 50
    The time-outs from wisecracking -- invariably, to impart a simplistic self-esteem lesson or two -- feature the most awkward silences you're likely to endure in a comedy routine.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2