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Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)

US 105m, Colour
Director: Kevin Smith; Cast: Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, Shannon Elizabeth, Will Ferrell, Eliza Dushku, Ali Larter, Jennifer Schwalbach Smith

Jay-and-Silent-Bob-Strike-BackAs 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).

5 comments on “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)

  1. JL
    04/06/2011

    I really enjoyed this movie, I guess in somewhat a guilty pleasure kind of way. It is an incredibly stupid movie, but funny and enjoyable. I thought it was fun getting to see the duo take center stage. But I’d say definitely one of Kevin Smith’s lesser works (besides Cop Out which pretty much sucked, I thought).

    • Klaus
      04/06/2011

      I did too. And i agree that while it’s certainly far from Smith’s best movie, it’s one of the funnier ones. I haven’t seen Cop Out, but it sounds dreadful.

  2. Dave Becker
    04/07/2011

    As you watch this movie, you know it’s story is flimsy as hell, but you can’t help but love it’s energy (and I can’t tell you how hard I laughed when I found out Wil Ferrell’s character was named “Marshall Willenholly”)

  3. Anthony Lee Collins
    04/07/2011

    “a series of inside jokes and gags which are strung together by a very thin plot”

    Some people complained about this when the movie came out, but I’ll bet they don’t complain about the Marx Brothers and W.C. Fields movies that could be described the same way.

    I laughed like a fool when I saw this. With a comedy, that’s all that matters.

  4. Klaus
    04/07/2011

    It certainly has the structure of a lot of old time comedies. And in the end, the gags were pretty funny, and as a fan of the first movies, it was hard to to laugh at even the silliest of the gags.

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