Clerks II - review
This article is from 2006.
Comedy (Kevin Smith, US, 2006) 97min
Twelve years have passed since fan boy favourite Kevin Smith’s quirky black and white film about a couple of ‘loser’ clerks working at the Quick Stop convenience store. With his reputation on the wane in the wake of Dogma and Jersey Girl, the director has sought career salvation by resurrecting Dante (Brian O’Halloran), Randal (Jeff Anderson) and their drug dealing pals Jay (Jason Mewes) and Silent Bob (Kevin Smith). Little has changed on the New Jersey block in the past decade, except that the boys started working in a fast food restaurant after a fire destroyed the Quick Stop. Dante still has a pair of hot chicks fighting over him in the shape of the fabulous Rosario Dawson and Smith’s real life spouse Jennifer Schwalbach. The sequel is puerile, cheap and downright nasty; in other words it’s exactly how it should be and in the best traditions of the original. A geek’s wet dream - no more, no less. (Kaleem Aftab)
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