Synopsis: Dante Hicks is a clerk at a local convenience store in New Jersey. On one particular Saturday morning, he gets called in on his day off. Once there, he must deal with multiple problems. The shutters outside won't open. His ex-girlfriend, whom he is still in love with, is getting married. His girlfriend, who bugs him about starting college, has revealed certain, uh...stuff about her past. His boss hasn't come in to take his place. He has a hockey game at 2 o'clock. Another ex has died, and today's the last day he can go to her wake. He must deal with customers that aren't so intelligent. His friend, Randal, a clerk at the video store next door, is even less dedicated to his job than Dante, and is always bothering Dante's customers. And the biggest problem of them all: HE'S NOT EVEN SUPPOSED TO BE THERE TODAY!! Can Dante manage it all?
Run Time: 92 Min.
Director: Kevin Smith
Dvd Extra's: 10th Anniversary Edition
Disk 1: Classic Commentary, Enhanced Playback Track, Clerks Lost Scene - Animated Short, The Flying Car, MTV Spots with Jay and Silent Bob, Theatrical Trailer, Soul Asylum "Can't Even Tell" Music Video, Clerks Restoration, Origianl Auditions, DVD Rom Features, Sneak Peaks, Audio - English or French, Subtitles - English for the Hearing Impaired, Spanish, and Enhanced Playback Track.
Disk 2: All New Audio & Video Commentary with Kevin, Brian, Jeff, Mos, and Mewes.
Disk 3: Snowball Effect, Mae day - The Crubling of a documentary with Intro by Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier, 10 Anniversary Q&A, Outtakes from Snowball Effect, Still Photo Gallery, Original Kevin Smith Journal, Articles and Reviews.
Nudity Factor: None
Of Note: Randall and the Happy Scrappy Hero Pup lady are not actually in the room at the same time. Jeff Anderson refused to read the list of porno movies in front of her, and particularly in front of the child (although the reaction shots of the Happy Scrappy Hero Pup lady were obtained by reading the list to her).
First off this genre of movies are not my favorite. Yea, you know the ones, the ones that have no point, no plot and are just a series of events that are linked together by blaa. You can hate me if you want but I really did not find this movie all that funny. I have gone as far as watched the movie, listened to the commentary and still just don't find it funny. I was about 27 min into watching the movie and started thinking to myself, does this movie have a point and it took me to the end of the movie to figure out that it did not have a point. So I guess if you like mind numming, pointless, plotless and best watched while drunk or stoned movies this would be the one for you. Maybe the humor is just way beyond my metal abilities. I do respect one thing about this movie, it was made on a shoestring budget and they did a pretty good job with the money they had to work with.
As you may know, I'm a huge Kevin Smith fan and his type of dialogue based, sometimes extremely vulgar, real-life-inspired humor is refreshing to me. The point of this movie (which is beyond some to see) is different to each viewer. To some it is about two guys that are wasting their lives in a convenience store. to some people it is a day in the life of a couple of friends discussing pointless, yet extremely funny, nonsense; for example: There is a argument if Luke Skywalker murdered a bunch of poor workers that were working on the death star that had no affiliation with the emperor or the empire. To a few people it's all about Jay and Silent Bob. Either way, I whole-heartedly disagree with Jason and say this is a must buy movie. Especially if you want to watch Clerks II and see where it's coming from.