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Mallrats (1995)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  20 October 1995 (USA)
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Both dumped by their girlfriends, two best friends seek refuge in the local mall.

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Storyline

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 MTRodaba2468

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Superhero Anatomy! Topless Fortune Telling! Bunny Bashing! And More! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language, including sexual dialogue, and for some scenes of sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 October 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aylak fareler  »

Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$2,122,561 (USA)
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Trivia

Although Renee's surname is never mentioned on screen, the cast list gives it as Mosier, a possible reference to producer Scott Mosier, but more likely a reference to Kevin Smith's ex-girlfriend, and Mosier's sister, Kristen Mosier, whom Smith noted on the DVD commentary track was the inspiration for Rene. See more »

Goofs

When they do the crane shot down to the food court from above there isn't anybody behind Silent Bob and Trish, but when the camera comes in there are people cleaning behind them. See more »

Quotes

Brodie: I call you all time!
Rene: "Rene, my mom's asleep. Come over." You call that romantic? When was the last time you pulled out my chair, or told me I was beautiful?
Brodie: And this guy does all this in a day?
Rene: This guy already introduced me to his mother.
Brodie: Really?
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Crazy Credits

La Fours' security team (the one that arrests Brodie and TS at the stage after the "stinkpalm" bit) is listed as Team LaFours (at their request). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Slam Dunk Ernest (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Mallrats
Written by Joe Sib, Loomis, Burdie Cutlas (as Dave Georgeff), Soda Pop (as Soda)
Performed by Wax
Courtesy of Interscope Records
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User Reviews

 
Excellent satire
12 April 1999 | by (Bamberg, Germany) – See all my reviews

This movie is really extremely funny.

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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