Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
Movie Stats & Links
||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
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Please, for the sake of humanity, leave them
||If she's easily
offended, leave her at home.
||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.
||There are too many
||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!"
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.
Jay and Silent Bob
A Movie Review
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
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"
Yours truly, DOTR