Jason Mewes, attempting method acting in order to gain more respect for himself in Hollywood, slowly descends into madness.

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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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Jason Mewes' feature film directorial debut. 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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Detective Wayne Arnold: I am a fucking descendant of Sherlock Holmes, motherfucker!
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Darkly Social (soundtrack mix)
Written by Jared Bryant
Performed by Revamp Recordings
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Mewes the actor, thumbs up, Mewes the director, thumbs down.
7 August 2019 | by Kolobos51See all my reviews

As long as he is remembered at all, Jason Mewes will be known as Jay of Jay and Silent Bob. In that cycle of movies from Clerks through to Clerks 2 (and soon Jay and Silent Bob Reboot) , two things were clear, the guy was genuinely funny and not a professional actor. This wholly fictional movie kind of takes that and runs with it.

Mewes is desperate to break out as a serious actor and gets hold of a legendary book on method acting that will change his life. Yes, this entire movie hinges on a paperback book with a forgettable title. And that book literally drives Jason Mewes insane.

The shocking thing is that Mewes is a literal sociopath in this movie as he rather violently rampages through Hollywood trying to get a coveted role in a buzz filled drama being directed by his frequent costar Brian O' Halloran (of Clerks, Mallrats, etc.).

First off, in true Kevin Smith fashion, every name actor in this movie is a cameo, including, oddly Kevin Smith. I actually thought based on the advertising that this movie was going to be an interesting, fictionalized retelling of their long time friendship and working relationship. It's not. This is strictly a vehicle for Mewes and, as an actor, the guy actually shows surprising range and ability. But as a director he falls flat.

This movie is slapstick as hell sometimes but gets oddly dark in other places and Mewes cannot handle the tonal shifts at all. Honestly, by the end, I was more than ready for the thing to be over and a little surprised by how real the movie gets in some places, (Smith and Mewes get into a screaming match over the latter's well publicized struggles with addiction) followed by something really silly like Mewes going to murder a professional rival with a nail.

Along the way. one of the guys who wrote the movie keeps popping up as an annoying and unfunny idiot detective determined to bring Mewes down. Tough guy character actor Vinnie Jones (The Midnight Meat Train, Snatch) gets blamed for his crimes at one point, and the late Stan Lee wonders into one scene for a title drop moment.

I laughed a few times but the flick just isn't that good. I think with better writing and direction Jason Mewes actually could turn in a really solid performance but this isn't the movie that will break him through. Although he may get more work off it in the future.


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2 August 2019 (USA) See more »

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Madness in the Method See more »

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Derby, UK See more »

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