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Clerks II (2006)

 -  Comedy  -  21 July 2006 (USA)
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A calamity at Dante and Randall's shops sends them looking for new horizons - but they ultimately settle at Mooby's, a fictional Disney-McDonald's-style fast-food empire.

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A calamity at Dante and Randall's shops sends them looking for new horizons - but they ultimately settle at Mooby's, a fictional fast-food restaurant. Free from his dead-end job (and lodged in a new one), Dante begins to break free of his rut, planning to move away with his clingy fiancé. Dante is ready to leave the horrors of minimum-wage New Jersey behind, but Randal - always the more hostile of the two - starts to become overwhelmed by his own rancor. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for pervasive sexual and crude content including aberrant sexuality, strong language and some drug material | See all certifications »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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£223,046 (UK) (22 September 2006)

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£223,046 (UK) (22 September 2006)
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Kevin Smith:  [comic book]  Emma's line to Dante, "Face it tiger. You just hit the jackpot", is a Spider-Man reference. This is the first line spoken by Mary Jane in #42 (November 1966) of the original comic book. This line was also re-used when Mary Jane was introduced in the popular Spider-Man (1994) cartoon show. One of the movie's many taglines ('With no power comes no responsibility'), is a play on Spider-Man's mantra 'with great power comes great responsibility'. See more »

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When Jay and Silent Bob first appear you can see two people walk past the window to the left in the background before the van passes. A second later after the van passes and Jay and Silent Bob appear, the two people in the window disappear. See more »

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Dante Hicks: [on his cellphone] Yeah, I got a fire at the Quick Stop. Yeah.
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The director would like to thank: God - He who keeps my heart beating, and makes me appreciative, and scared. See more »

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Welcome Home
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Excellent Movie!
21 July 2006 | by (Orlando) – See all my reviews

You'll like Clerks 2. If you liked the original Clerks, this is Kevin's Smith's masterpiece. It mirrors the original Clerks, but it shows how much he's grown as a writer and a director. From the black and white/color shots, to the crane shot (a *beep* crane shot), to just the placement of people in the Camera shots...everyone one of these things contributed to the overall enjoyment of this movie.

The script is crisp and tense, with just the right amount of reality and joy. There is no long monologues or actors stumbling over lines. There's this freedom in Smith's work that doesn't feel forced or attempting to impress anyone...but he impresses everyone with just the beautiful way of putting together his scenes.

I wholeheartedly recommend this movie to anyone and everyone, but especially those who are on the verge of 30 and the rest of your life. It definitely impressed me and touched me in a way that I didn't expect. It's a fitting end to the Jersey Viewaskewverse.

Hopefully, in 10 years, they do another Clerks movie. I'd love to see these guys in their 40s. Randal and Dante are the most engaging of couples and Smith writes such an engaging story about friends in their 30s without pandering or compromising the vision of their piece.

You will love it. Even if you hated all his other movies past Clerks, you will love it.


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