Holden and Banky are comic book artists. Everything's going good for them until they meet Alyssa, also a comic book artist. Holden falls for her, but his hopes are crushed when he finds out she's a lesbian.
Joey Lauren Adams,
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.
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is a tale of adventure on the open road. When Dante and Randal (of Clerks fame) get a restraining order to keep the punchy Jay and his hetero life-mate, Silent Bob, from selling drugs in front of the Quick Stop convenience store, their lives are suddenly empty. They find new purpose when their friend, Brodie, informs them a movie is being made featuring two infamous characters based on their likenesses. After visiting one of the creators of the Bluntman and Chronic, Holden McNeil, they set out to get what fat movie cash they deserve and hopefully put an end to people slandering them on the Internet. Along the way, they learn the rules of the road from a hitchhiking George Carlin, ride with a group of gorgeous jewel thieves, and incur the wrath of a hapless wildlife marshal for liberating an orangutan named Suzanne. The quest takes them from New Jersey to Hollywood where a showdown involving the police, the jewel thieves, and the Bluntman and Chronic ... Written by
As Jay and Silent Bob run from the animal testing center, a Silent Bob and a large German Sheperd run through each other. See more »
Silent Bob's Mother:
Bobby Boy, stay here while mommy picks up the free cheese, kay? Here, this will keep the sun out of your eyes.
[puts a baseball cap on his head backwards]
Silent Bob's Mother:
You be good, now.
[walks in store, then Jay and his Mom arrive]
Alright, don't you fuckin' move you little shit machine. Your Momma's going to try to score.
What the hell? 'Scuse me. Who's watching these babies?
Uh... the fat one's watchin the little one?
Oh yeah, nice parenting. Leave 'em out here like that and see what happens.
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Like Smith's other films, this one closes with a snippet of Jay's dialogue. See more »
Writer/director/co-star Kevin Smith bids farewell to the Jay and Silent
characters in "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back," the first of the five
featuring them in which they are the stars. He couldn't have come up with
better send-off for them. True, there's no big ideas behind this film like
there were in "Dogma" or "Chasing Amy," but really, the grand ideas in
movies came from the main characters, not Jay and Silent Bob. They were
there for comic relief mainly. Therefore, it makes sense that "Jay and
Silent Bob Strike Back" would be pure slapstick comedy. Think about it, do
you really want a foul-mouthed, over-sexed stoner telling you how to live
So anyway, it's a pure slapstick humor road movie. But unlike most
comedies of late, this one's actually funny...extremely funny. Jay and
Silent Bob find out that a movie is being made from a comic book (Bluntman
Chronic) that was based on them. They set off for Hollywood intending to
stop it. Kevin Smith manages to pack so many jokes into what could have
another predictable, boring road comedy, that it's head and shoulders
the competition. I'm gonna have to go see it again, to make sure I didn't
miss any jokes. Smith once again is showing off his incredible writing
skills. Some people may not believe that any movie full of crude, R-rated
humor is well written, but it is. Not only is it incredibly funny, but
there's an intelligence and wit behind it that is unmistakably Kevin
I was also pleased with the quality of acting in the movie, especially
Mewes (Jay). In past View Askew movies, Mewes has been funny, despite not
doing a particularly good job of acting. The one thing I was worried about
was whether or not he'd be able to carry a film mostly by himself (since
Silent Bob is mostly, well, silent). But he definitely proved that he has
grown enough as an actor to be able to head up a movie. Kevin Smith
Bob) does his usual decent job. Since he doesn't say much, mainly just
reacts, he can't to a great job, but he's still very funny. He's the
companion (or should I say, "hetero life mate" for Jay, who's the complete
opposite. There are no real other big parts in the movie, but there are
of little cameos. Really, I think it'd be easier to list the people who
DON'T appear in it. Some of the highlights include a scene with Ben
and Matt Damon playing themselves, on the set of "Good Will Hunting 2:
Hunting Season," a scene with Jason Biggs and James Van Der Beek, as
themselves, playing the stars of the Bluntman and Chronic movie, and a
with Mark Hamill parodying Star Wars. But really, almost all of the jokes
For people who have seen the other films in Smith's New Jersey Chronicles
series ("Clerks," "Mallrats," "Chasing Amy," & "Dogma"), there are quite a
few in-jokes that you will find hilarious. In addition to playing himself,
Affleck also reprises his role as Holden from "Chasing Amy," Jason Lee
reprises his roles from "Chasing Amy" and "Mallrats," and Jeff Anderson
Brian O'Halloran reprise their "Clerks" roles. Many others from the View
Askewniverse appear as well. However, this movie is not only for fanboys.
saw it with a friend who hadn't seen any of the other four movies, and he
thought it was hilarious too. The majority of the jokes will be understood
by anyone. The in-jokes are like a little bonus from Smith to his fans,
they are not the focus of the movie.
Kevin Smith also does a good job directing. Lately, it seems to have
popular to attack Smith's directing ability, but I think he did a good
In his earlier movies, his directing was simply decent, not good, not bad.
But he has made a lot of progress. This is one of the better directed
comedies I've seen. Not Academy Award stuff, but most other comedy
are pretty boring it seems.
I want to briefly comment on the GLAAD protests of the film, citing large
amounts of homophobia. I am gay, and I didn't find the film offensive. I
think a lot of people are just taking the film way to seriously. It's not
serious film. People forget that Jay is, basically, a moron, so you can
exactly take everything he says as the truth. Smith has said it's supposed
to be a satire, and it works. Especially considering that in past films,
has admitted to sometimes fantasizing about guys. It's a satire, lighten
people. There's actually a funny scene where James Van Der Beek chastises
Jason Biggs for calling something "gay," and also there's a funny
at the end.
Which reminds me, stay for the credits. There's plenty of funny stuff, and
Alanis Morissette shows up at the very end. All in all, "Jay and Silent
Strike Back" is an extremely funny movie, plain and simple. Just don't
it seriously, because again, it's not a serious movie. There's still a few
months to go, but I think this will prove to be the funniest movie of the
year...actually, of the last many years. Quit reading this and go see
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