in about 100 words or less
US 105m, Colour
Director: Kevin Smith; Cast: Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, Shannon Elizabeth, Will Ferrell, Eliza Dushku, Ali Larter, Jennifer Schwalbach Smith
As secondary but beloved characters in all of the previous View Askew films, Jay and Silent Bob take center stage in Kevin Smith’s fifth production which amounts to a series of inside jokes and gags which are strung together by a very thin plot that was originally established in Chasing Amy (1997). Outraged by offensive comments posted on MoviePoopShoot.com about the making of a major motion picture based upon the comic book “Bluntman and Chronic”, Jay and Silent Bob set out for California to put a stop to the production which would besmirch their reputations forever. As Smith’s most remarkably crass and self-indulgent work to-date, “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back” remains another guilty pleasure for fans. Featuring one of the more impressive casts of cameos since It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963), the film is a hilarious mélange of Smith’s verbose dialogue, sexual innuendo, fart jokes and slapstick physical comedy (Klaus Ming April 2011).