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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)

Opening Weekend:

£223,046 (UK) (22 September 2006)

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£223,046 (UK) (22 September 2006)
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Was given an 8-minute standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival. See more »

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In the Go-Cart Scene, there are California desert mountains visible in the background. The movie is supposed to take place in New Jersey. See more »

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[first lines]
Dante Hicks: [on his cellphone] Yeah, I got a fire at the Quick Stop. Yeah.
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Performed by Talking Heads
Licensed Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd. and Licensed Courtesy of Sire Records
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film and TV Licensing
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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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