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Mallrats (1995)

Both dumped by their girlfriends, two best friends seek refuge in the local mall.

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

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20 October 1995 (USA)  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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$2,122,561 (USA)
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Trivia

The song playing in the background, while the characters wait for the elevator, is the same one playing inside the elevator at the end of The Blues Brothers (1980). See more »

Goofs

When Jay and Silent Bob are being chased by La Fours, they run into a dead end. Silent Bob reaches into his coat and pulls out a vibrator, then throws it away. He pulls out an inflatable doll, and throws it away. Then he pulls the Batman-like gun from his belt, shoots the grapple hook, hugs Jay to him, and they fly up out of reach and view. La Fours arrives at the dead end, but the vibrator and doll are nowhere to be seen. See more »

Quotes

Brodie: Tell me, did you ever fart in front of her?
T.S. Quint: No, why do you ask?
Brodie: I never farted in front of Renee. Not once. Last week, I let one slip and today she dumps me.
T.S. Quint: You think that's why Renee dumped you? Come on, she's not the shallow type. You're not insinuating...
Brodie: She was going down on me at the time.
T.S. Quint: [Retches]
Brodie: What can I say, I was feeling very relaxed, when I'm relaxed I squirt.
T.S. Quint: If all she did was dump you, you got off light.
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Referenced in My Name Is Earl: G.E.D. (2007) See more »

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Written by Daniel Johns, Ben Gillies
Performed by Silverchair (as silverchair)
Courtesy of murmur/Epic Records
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Best watched with eyes closed?
6 July 2003 | by (Auckland, NZ) – See all my reviews

As most Smith fanboys know, Mallrats has been trashed critically, financially (bad box-office) and by a lot of Smith's own fan-base.

Personally I like it. Even without watching the DVD with commentary by Smith its obvious that this outing was backed by Hollywood, emitting a polish and lack of gloom that his other films don't have and thus gaining flack over its lack of "Indie" look and feel and hammy storyline. Had this film been in black in white, shot using a cheaper production method, or had a less happier ending, it possibly would have fared better with the fans than it did.

Listen to the dialogue though and its soon apparent this is indeed pure Smith. And it shines. The long diatribes about seemingly nothing, the anti-establishment rumblings of Brody (who ironically spends a lot of the film clarifying escalator ettiquite and other mall law), and a bigger involvement of Jay and Bob (but not too much) make this as good, if not better than the other Kevin Smith films and quite possibly my favourite of his.

Its hard to rate this film, you'll either really like it and give it a 10 or tuck into another chocolate pretzel after giving it a 1.


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