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They're not there to shop. They're not there to work. They're just there.
Both dumped by their girlfriends, two best friends seek refuge in the local mall.
Kevin Smith's foray into slightly larger budget filmmaking, "Mallrats," Smith's follow-up to "Clerks," finds the director expanding his comic and cinematic canvas. The second film in Smith's New Jersey trilogy, he again follows two pals as they try to figure out life in the suburbs of the garden state. It may lack the unpolished, independent charm of "Clerks," but "Mallrats" is a stand-out comedy in its own right.
Revolving around T.S. and Brodie, two chums who have been dumped by their respective girlfriends, "Mallrats" finds the two trying to mend their broken hearts with a little retail therapy. Smith throws in a successful combination of subplots, personality-rich secondary characters, and pop-culture goodness to elevate his script.
Smith's dialogue is still…
My Grandmother always used to say "why buy the cow, when you can get the sex for free".
Even though I'm a huge Kevin Smith fan and love watching this film, it's hard to ignore the flaws in Mallrats. His best films all have something personal to say underneath the dick and fart jokes, be it Clerks or my all time favorite Chasing Amy. While watching Mallrats it's quite clear Smith doesn't have all that much to say except maybe taking a stab at making a studio film far too early in his career.
It's not that it's a bad movie though, just an unbalanced one. The main problem being that the film is centered on the relationship/breakup of…
More Slacker madness from the King of the Slackers Kevin Smith himself, this comedy aimed at the Generation X'ers doesn't have quite the inspiration of his debut film. What it does have though is all the dumb comedy you could ask for from Smith and his team of miscreants. Jason Lee, Jeremy London, Shannen Doherty, Ben Affleck, Jason Mewes, Joey Lauren Adams, and Claire Forlani supply the laughs in a story set in and around The Mall after Lee and London are dumped by their respective girlfriends. Not as subversive as Clerks or for some as funny, there are still some terrific scenes of silly nonsense, mostly courtesy of Lee. For me Jason Lee always excels in Smith's films, whether…
Review In A Nutshell:
So far in my life, I have seen one Kevin Smith film and it was Jay and Silent Bob Strikes Back, which by the way is a childhood favourite; weird right? It stuck on to me all these years, though it has been a while since I have seen it but I guarantee the next time I do get the opportunity to view it, nostalgia would hit me and diminish my ability to rationalise. I do recall seeing Jersey Girl when it came on TV but during then I did not know it was by Kevin Smith and my memory of the experience was quite vague. I did not know what to expect from Mallrats as…
Kevin Smith makes it hard to call Mallrats anything other than a lazy follow-up, even if it is funny in bits. He had a breakout hit made with a few friends on a budget of $25,000 musing over a common mindset of a generation and absolutely crass, insane and violent without a single shot fired or sex scene. It was of course Clerks, but instead of breaking out from these confines with a $6,000,000 budget and a studio backing to make his next endeavor a memorable one, he reverts to the same routine only attempted to be contained by structure.
Only formula can only go so far. Mallrats proves this. Smith keeps up in trying to show the same movement…
Kevin Smith rarely makes a dull movie. They tend to be right in your face and although most are funny as fuck, he does every now and again make a dud. Now I wasn't going to mention Cop Out, as it almost sullied his reputation forever with me, but it also starred the star of the show here....Mr Jason Lee.
Forget Jeremy London and the airhead that is Shannen Doherty and just enjoy the humor of Lee. While obviously Jay & Silent Bob get a fair bit of the laughs here, it's down to Lee to deliver the majority of the sarcasm and toilet humor that Smith is famous for. It's another of those movies with a simple premise. Smith's usual…
I don't know what the hell this movie was about, but hey I liked it! It is not the most perfect thing in the world but it earned these stars. I think.
Now to the same old boring review:
I don't know what but, this movie had different feelings. It have these "rats" on the mall, annoying everyone, and also this thing that it's 90's.
Idk, it isn't either a comedy movie or something (it is actually a comedy movie, but doesn't do it's job much right), story is a bit good too but oh wow it is better than some other movies I saw there.
Anyway. Watch it. Or not. If you would listen to my words, it's probably a good idea not to watch.... I think.
Any movie that gives Shannen Doherty this much intelligent, hilarious dialogue gets ALL the stars from me. But the whole 15-year-old-doing-that-sex-research-project thing didn't work for me as well, so minus a star. Overall, another favorite Kevin Smith film, and one I think deserves more credit.
"DOOO IT DOUG!"
Not terrible, but pales in comparison to Clerks. At least it's not Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.
This film is hysterically funny! I really like Clerks but then just a year later Kevin Smith came out with Mallrats which is even better! I love the style of humour they went with having it being very crazy and outlandishly fun in that it probably couldn't happen in the real world, but they did it anyway!
Jason Lee is the backbone to the comedy in the film, making me laugh on numerous occasions with the help of Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith playing larger roles than I expected. Their characters are great with many pop culture references and the sub-plot of them performing wacky stunts to take down this game show; which added so much fun to the film!…
Probably the best of the View Askew series.
Watched this film as number 2 of my 3 part Kevin Smith marathon. It was my least favourite of the three, since it has less to say. Though this movie looked really good compared to Clerks, it had some really good actors and cameos. The writing is still amazing as well.
A Kevin Smith's movie… People speaking, a couple of fun stuff and nothing else to say.
most of this is fairly entertaining but there are many parts that reaaally drag, but the dialogue and characters are a ton of fun.
i also had no idea ben affleck was in this and he was fucking hysterical.
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