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Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (2019)

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Jay and Silent Bob return to Hollywood to stop a reboot of the 'Bluntman and Chronic' movie from getting made.

Director:

Kevin Smith

Writer:

Kevin Smith
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joey Lauren Adams ... Alyssa Jones
Ben Affleck ... Holden McNeil
Fred Armisen ... Merkin
Diedrich Bader ... Security Guard
Johnny 'Bananas' Devenanzio ... Guy with Banana (as Johnny Bananas)
Melissa Benoist ... Chronic
Marc Bernardin ... Sleepy Blunt-Fan
Jason Biggs ... Jason Biggs
Aparna Brielle ... Jihad
Adam Brody ... Clerk
Jeff Chase ... Pitchfork Guy
Ming Chen ... Comic Book Man
Walter Flanagan ... Comic Book Man / Cast of Clerks
Bryan Johnson ... Comic Book Man
Mike Zapcic ... Comic Book Man
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Storyline

Jay and Silent Bob return to Hollywood to stop a reboot of the 'Bluntman and Chronic' movie from getting made.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong crude sexual content, language throughout, drug use and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In Milly's room you can see a poster for a movie called "Bussing" with multi colored letters on a white background. This was Kevin Smith's first idea for a movie about busboys, which grew into Clerks (1994), his first film. Hence why the poster is in the same style as the Clerks (1994) poster. See more »

Goofs

When Jay and Silent Bob are first driving in the car with Merkin, they pass by the same large multi-level building twice. It is seen outside the driver's side window and is obviously a rear projection plate. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dante Hicks: Oh, shit. Hey. What's... What's this all about?
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Crazy Credits

There is a short tribute to Stan Lee during the credits. See more »

Connections

References Jersey Girl (2004) See more »

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Good Morning
Performed by Pistol Beauty
Written by Ryan Winters and Tommy James
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Some laughs but not nearly enough
24 October 2019 | by d_stack04See all my reviews

I'll open with the simple fact that if you're not familiar with Kevin Smith's body of work, don't bother with this one. Every joke and reference will fly over your head. Having said that...

I actually went to a roadshow screening of this with Smith and Jason Mewes in attendance. Even with seeing those two live and getting a sweet intro, the movie just didn't do it for me. At the same time when it points a finger at the reboot model of Hollywood and mocks it, this movie falls into the same traps as bad reboots. If it were a clever take on the reboot model (22 Jump Street), that would be a different story altogether but instead it's just the same plot all over again with the same jokes all over again. That might be the most disappointing thing about this movie, the comedy. While there were moments I was laughing, so many of the intended jokes were either references to old jokes from Smith's previous films or line for line repeated jokes. This movie isn't Smith saying, "hey! I came up with some new jokes for these old characters" more than it's him saying, "remember all these jokes that were funny 20 years ago? Well....here they are again!" I will call out one scene where I thought to myself, "I wish the movie was as good as this scene" and that's the scene with Ben Affleck reprising his role of Holden McNeil. That scene was funny, heartfelt and concise. Flashes of the Kevin Smith of old with dialogue. While there is more heart in this story than the first Jay and Silent Bob movie, it's handled with the same subtlety as the comedy, beating you over the head with it. Overall, I will say that if you love Kevin Smith's filmography and cherish every one of those films, go see this movie and laugh your ass off. If you're hoping that this movie is Smith's return to form, you'll be greatly disappointed. It's a Kevin Smith's Greatest Hits Tour, the question is, "how much do you like his music?"


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Official Sites:

Roadshow site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 2019 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Jay and Silent Bob Reboot See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$93,520, 20 October 2019

Gross USA:

$4,589,490

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,691,248
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2.35 : 1
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