Lifelong platonic friends Zack and Miri look to solve their respective cash-flow problems by making an adult film together. As the cameras roll, however, the duo begin to sense that they may have more feelings for each other than they previously thought.
Brodie Bruce, a Sega and comic book obsessed college student, and his best friend, TS Quint, are both dumped by their girlfriends on the same day, and to deal with their loss, they both go to the local mall. Along the way, they meet up with some friends, including Willam, a guy who stares at Magic Eye pictures, desprately trying to see the hidden image; Gwen, one of TS's ex-girlfriends; and Jay & Silent Bob, of Clerks fame. Eventually, they decide to try and win back their significant others, and take care of their respective nemesises (TS's girlfriend's father, and a store clerk who hates the two for not having any shopping agenda). Written by
The scene where backstage before the game show ran by Jared Svenning (Michael Rooker) starts, Scott Mosier yelled at TS and Brodie quoting "You called down the thunder, now you got it"! That's the same line that was quoted by Kurt Russell in the Movie Tombstone (1993). Kurt Russell played character Wyatt Earp along side Rooker who played Sherman McMasters. Rooker's character was present when Russel quoted this line. Whole line is "All right, Clanton... you called down the thunder, well now you've got it! You see that? It says United States Marshal! Take a good look at him, Ike... 'cause that's how you're gonna end up! The Cowboys are finished, you understand? I see a red sash, I kill the man wearin' it! So run, you cur... RUN! Tell all the other curs the law's comin. You tell 'em I'M coming... and hell's coming with me, you hear?... Hell's coming with me! See more »
The ring on Mr. Svenning's finger when he's talking to TS and Brodie in the mall changes hands (it is switched in a deleted scene, but not in the released version of the movie). See more »
Our first suitor goes to Marymount College where he majors in economics. Say hi to Doug Paging!
DO IT DOUG!
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End credits finish with: Jay and Silent Bob will return in "Chasing Amy" See more »
That is, if you are into either Comics, Science Fiction or Shopping Malls.
The basic idea is simple: Two dumped guys try to win their girl-friends back, and their brilliant strategy is to hang around in the local shopping mall.
What makes the movie work is the wonderful mix of slap stick humor, intelligent puns and gross sexual innuendos. The actors are excellent in their roles, and I was surprised to see Ben Affleck and Claire Forlani, two coming actors, credited for supporting roles.
For a comic fan this movie is a awfully funny experience. But I can imagine that the film looses some of its appeal when you are not familiar with the Marvel and DC comic heroes and the strange passion (and science) of collecting comic books.
And to everybody who has also failed in seeing a sailboat in those dumb 3-D-pictures, this movie provides some comfort...
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