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
The name of one of Jay and Silent Bob's online critic, "Magnolia-Fan", was inspired by a feud on the View Askew website's message board. After Kevin Smith posted a strongly negative review of Magnolia (1999), fans of Paul Thomas Anderson swarmed the board and criticized Smith. See more »
The position of the police cars before and after the van explodes (one car stops in front of the van before the explosion, but is further away later). 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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Near the end of the credits, it says: How's our driving? Let us know at www.viewaskew.com See more »
Kevin Smith's film festival, Vulgarthon 2002, included the deleted scenes which are shown on the DVD, they include:
An ABC joke in the Quick Stop
Another appearance by the "Two packs of wraps" kids.
A scene in the stash where Brodie interacts with a customer
A scene in the stash where Brodie impersonates Jay
A Chasing Amy in-joke in Holden's apartment.
A scene where Holden shows Jay and Bob a site called donkey-show.com
A cut scene of Jay and Bob on the bus to Hollywood
More of Jay with the nun
An alternate, filthier take of the Scooby Doo scene
An small part in the Mooby fast food joint where Jay reads an E-mail on moviepoopshoot.com
More of the scene in the Van where Brent sings
A scene between Brent and a CGI created sheep
A scene where Jay and Bob try to lean on the wall of the store
More of the scene in the store and a scene of Jay singing
A small scene of the jewel thieves getting dressed
A alternate introduction to Willenholly
More of Willenholly at the scene of the crime
More of the news report with Willenholly including a scene at the Stash
A scene where Jay talks to hookers in Hollywood
More of the scene on the balcony with the girls
More of Justice escaping with the diamonds
A Mallrats reference on the Scream 3 set
A scene where Jay and Bob watch a scene of Daredevil being shot
More on the set of Bluntman and Chronic
More of Banky and Hopper at the premiere; this scene reveals that Banky is gay and also includes the reappearance of Scott Mosier as the "tracer" guy from Chasing Amy.
Kevin Smith proved with J.S.B.S.B. that he is no longer just a glorified independent film maker. In past films, Kevin Smith seemed to have a limited appeal, mostly among arm-chair directors (such as myself)who had become jaded with the Hollywood film industry, but with his slap-stick-like middle finger to the movie industry he seems to have branched out and struck a note with the "MTV audience" (10 to 16 year olds). Smith's grade-school humor, delivered mostly by Jay, is nothing new to previous movies, but with the focus on Jay & Silent Bob this humor became more evident AND more inviting to a younger audience.
Nonetheless, Smith has not alienated his core audience who are, "...over and underweight guys who can't get laid." (See Holden McNeil in "Chasing Amy"). The simple visual affects, as in his past movies, are FAR overshadowed by the fantastic dialogue he writes which has Hollywood stars chomping at the bit to deliver. If anything, the only disappointment was a very thin plot (OK, Mallrats: Had a plot, no one ever said it was a good one). But as he did in Mallrats, for what J.S.B.S.B. is lacking in plot, Smith sure as hell made up for it in laughs.
This movie junkie gives "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back" a 9 out of 10.. .let's just hope what Chris Rock says in the movie doesn't come true. See the movie and you'll get what I mean.
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