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Madness in the Method (2019)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime | 2 August 2019 (USA)
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Jason Mewes, attempting method acting in order to gain more respect for himself in Hollywood, slowly descends into madness.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Mewes ... Jay
Vinnie Jones ... Vinnie
Jaime Camil ... Fernando Villarreal
Gina Carano ... Carrie
Kevin Smith ... Kevin
Danny Trejo ... Danny
Mickey Gooch Jr. ... Detective Wayne Arnold
Stan Lee ... Stan
Brian O'Halloran ... Brian
Teri Hatcher ... Gina Williams
Esther Anderson ... Chief Of Police Georgie M. Anderson
David Dastmalchian ... The Witness
Blake Harrison ... Oliver
Matt Willis ... Anthony Costalino
Dean Cain ... Dean
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Jason Mewes, attempting method acting in order to gain more respect for himself in Hollywood, slowly descends into madness.

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Comedy | Crime

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Trivia

Some off the scenes are filmed in Derby city centre and Brailsford post office in Derbyshire UK See more »

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In the end credits, thanks are incorrectly given to the Derby City Police Department. This should be listed as Derbyshire Police as the Police Service in the UK rarely exists at the city level. See more »

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[Kevin Smith has been convicted of murder, which was actually committed by Jason Mewes]
Kevin: It wasn't the fat guy, it was the SKINNY GUY!
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Darkly Social (soundtrack mix)
Written by Jared Bryant
Performed by Revamp Recordings
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Jason getting mad serious.
28 October 2019 | by patriciogl10See all my reviews

I've enjoyed Jason Mewes' body work since I first saw him in Clerks; I've laughed at his antics, his catchphrases and his overall screen persona. I firmly believe that Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back would have been nothing without him, he is one of the main reasons it's one of my favourite comedies of all time. Naturally, I'm impressed at how much he has grown through the ups and downs in his life, and how his friendship with Kevin Smith and being part of his cinematic universe has shaped him up into this person now ready to break through with his own art in order to make a name for himself. Of course, he had help to be able to craft his creation, which instinctively deals with his own persona, a mixture of his artistic and real self, trying to be taken seriously as an actor in Hollywood. His film deals heavily with aspects of his very own life, like his addiction to drugs, his silly catchphrases and his long-time friendship with Kevin Smith, whom as expected, performs in this film as himself, having two or three scenes, one of which has an apparently enormous closeness to reality when he and Jason find themselves arguing over hidden bitter resentments.

Following advice from Fernando (Jaime Camil), whom lends him a book on method acting, Jason decides to pursue this business so that he can be believable as a serious actor, but in ends up driving him insane. Acting-wise, Jason is quite solid in his rendition; it's obvious he's dealing with a fictionalized version of himself, but is a good one, considering he is not a professional actor. His debut as a director, however, is not met without flaws, but as someone without any filmic experience it's not a bad production, it's quite decent as a resulting product.

When it comes to the plot, there's some sillyness to it, but it's a sillyness I can understand, it's not even goofiness related to Jason's character in Kevin Smith movies, but one that it's fitting with the comedy/crime tone that Mewes tried to conduct. So overall, if you're a Jason fan, and understand where he's coming from, you'll sure get a kick out of this.


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