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Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
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Starring: Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, George Carlin, Jason Biggs, Chris Rock, Shannon Elizabeth, Judd Nelson, Will Ferrell, Seann William Scott, Jason Biggs, Tracy Morgan, Joey Lauren Adams, James Van Der Beek, Eliza Dushku, Jon Stewart, Ali Larter, Mark Hamill, Shannon Doherty, Carrie Fisher, Wes Craven, Morris Day, Gus Van Sant
MPAA Rated: R
Released By: Dimension Films
Web Site: Go to www.viewaskew.com
Kiddie Movie: Please, for the sake of humanity, leave them at home. 
Date Movie: If she's easily offended, leave her at home.
Gratuitous Sex: No, but yes.  It's too hard to explain but there's a lot of talk and something pops up when Jay first sees Jessie.
Gratuitous Violence: Funny violence.
Action: Not really.
Laughs: Throughout the entire movie.
Memorable Scene: There are too many to list.
Memorable Quote: There are really too many to list, but one that really sticks in my mind is: "I'm the pie fucker!" Replied to "In prison he's gonna be the pie!"
Directed By: Kevin Smith
Produced By: Scott Mosier

Jay and Silent Bob
Strike Back

A Movie Review

MPAA Rated - R

It's 1:44 Long

A Review by
The Dude on the Right
Oh my Buddy Christ! I havenít laughed that hard during a movie in a really long time. It really felt good. The movie was "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back" and youíll laugh too, unless of course you are offended by bad language, gay jokes, racist jokes, jokes on the Hollywood institution, jokes about guys lusting over woman, jokes poking fun at individual movies, jokes about drugs, and jokes about screwing a pie. Youíll laugh a lot if you arenít offended by things like that, and youíll laugh a lot more if you are familiar with the works of Kevin Smith.

The story of the movie goes loosely like this. Jay (Jason Mewes) and Silent Bob (Kevin Smith) are the likenesses of the comic book heroes Bluntman and Chronic. Unbeknownst to them their likenesses have been sold to Miramax for an upcoming movie, but they arenít getting their cut, their movie money as it was, and track down Holden (Ben Affleck). He canít help with their movie money, but he does introduce them to the world of the internet where their comic book characters, aptly named Jay and Silent Bob, are being dissed by many an internet poster. Now the real guys, Jay and Silent Bob, are pissed, not because they arenít getting their money, but because their names are being turned into mud on the internet and this may lead later to their not getting to sleep with women. So they take it upon themselves to head to Hollywood from their Jersey home to try and stop the movie from getting made.

As the movie goes on we get to see their crossing the country antics, trying to hitch rides (George Carlin has his way Ė they have theirs), hooking up with the Scooby Doo gang, and finally getting hoodwinked into working with a group of hot babes as would-be animal rightís activists. Finally itís on to the Miramax lot where our heroes infiltrate the set and try to stop the film.

Sure, the premise doesnít sound that funny, almost generic, but for this review Iím trying to give as little away so I donít ruin any of the jokes for you, and the movie is so full of jokes I probably could give some away and it wouldnít spoil anything, but Iíll keep my yap shut this time.

I will, however, give you a little warning Ė if you arenít familiar with any of Kevin Smithís earlier works involving the Jay and Silent Bob characters, well, there will probably be many times during the movie when you wonder what some of the other people in the audience are laughing at. This is because some of the jokes in "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back" relate back to Kevin Smithís movies like "Clerks," "Mallrats," "Chasing Amy," and "Dogma," and this movie has cameos from just about every influential character present in each of those films. But even if you havenít seen any of those movies, donít worry because "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back" is still filled with tons of laughs for you Kevin Smith virgins out there because this movie is really a no holds barred laugher at the movie industry as well as a deeper look into our heroes.

To get the most out of "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back" I almost recommend the following. On Saturday morning head to your local video store and buy "Clerks," "Mallrats," "Chasing Amy," and "Dogma" if you havenít already done so. Invite your friends over, and starting at about 11AM, plop yourselves on the couch to reacquaint yourselves with the cast of characters. It will now be around 8PM so head over to your local gigaplex, get your tickets, popcorn and soda, and be prepared to laugh your collective asses for what I found to be the funniest in the series of comedic yet edgy body of work by Kevin Smith.

With that I have to give "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back" 5 stars out of 5. Sure itís vulgar, sure it makes fun of just about anything possible, sure it has references to blowjobs and fucking, but there isnít any nudity (well, alright, Jay shows his ass but thatís not the nudity I was looking for). I guess you canít have everything in a film, but Iím still giving it 5 stars. Like I said before, if you arenít an avid Kevin Smith viewer you may miss out on a few jokes, but you still wonít be disappointed. If you are an avid Kevin Smith viewer you might almost piss your pants.

Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!

A Dude postscript to this review: After seeing "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back" the first time, well, like most movie goers I bolted as the credits rolled.  Then, after writing my review, I did some other reading where someone said not to leave until the credits are done.  Go figure.  So, I go and see the movie again (it was just as funny, if not more because I picked up on a few more jokes, the second time around), and waited for the credits to end.  I won't spoil it, but there's a cute thing tagged at the end of the movie.  I don't know if that was worth waiting for, but what was really better was getting to listen to the full, unedited version of "Because I Got High" from Afroman.
Yours truly, DOTR

 

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