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Lo and behold,Clerks IIdefies the odds as a sequel that even the most ardentClerksfans can be happy about. Twelve years after Kevin Smith turned the independent film world upside-down with his $27,000 black-and-white comedy, perpetual slackers Dante (Brian O'Halloran) and Randal (Jeff Anderson) return for another raucous romp in suburbia, but this time there's no beloved Quick Stop mini-mart to ensure their low-level employment. Now they're aimless 33-year-olds flippin' burgers at Mooby's, a fast-food joint with a cow theme that's "udderly delicious." Dante's engaged to his long-time girlfriend but has unexpectedly fallen in love with Mooby's manager Becky (and since she's played by Rosario Dawson, can you blame him?), and Randal's still holding out for life, liberty, and the pursuit of low ambition. The responsibilities of adulthood are rearing their ugly head, and with Jay and Silent Bob (Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith) still dealing weed and generally being obnoxious, well... something's gotta give, right? The way Smith has written this long-awaited follow-up, the dilemmas of Dante, Randal, and their ongoing friendship are something that anyone can relate to, and with Dawson lighting up the screen (in a role demanded by producer Harvey Weinstein to boost box-office appeal), the movie's romantic chemistry is surprisingly delightful. Rest assured, also, that Smith (shooting mostly in color this time, on a $5 million budget) hasn't forgotten where he came from:Clerks IIis jam-packed with the same lewd, crude humor that madeClerksan indie-film phenomenon, and Smith's good-natured sincerity is still on full display, ensuring that only the most prudish viewers could possibly be offended. For everyone else, this is as enjoyable as any sequel could ever hope to be, with amusing cameos by Smith-movie veterans Ben Affleck and Jason Lee, among others.--Jeff Shannon
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review by . June 09, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
**1/2 out of ****     Kevin Smith's debut picture "Clerks" was a spectacular buddy comedy as well as a rather surprisingly intelligent raunch fest. It was definitely a crude, very adult comedy; but it had charm, wit, and unlike most films that utter so many four-letter profanities, it was actually smart.    I liked the satire in the first movie. In one scene, the character of Randall tells his pal Dante that people always rent "intellectually devoid" movies …
review by . March 30, 2009
   Clerks 2 came out in theaters in the summer of 2006. it was written and directed by Kevin Smith, who also stars as Silent Bob. The movie has a few well known names like Ben Affleck, Jason Lee, Earthquake, and Wanda Sykes.            The  setting  of the movie was a Mooby's {a fictional fast-food restaurant} Where Dante Hicks {Brian O'Halloran}and Randal Graves{Jeff Anderson} find themselves out of one dead end job {The Quickstop} …
review by . November 02, 2008
Clerks II
Dante arrives to work at the Quick Stop to find it burning. After 10 years in a dead-end job, Dante and Randal are forced to find new employment. Clerks II is about their new jobs at Mooby's, a fast food restaurant. Jay and Silent Bob follow them, and are now hanging out at Mooby's too.     Dante is getting ready to leave for Florida with his new fiancĂ©, a shallow girl with a personal problem Randal is quick to point out. Her father is going to pay for their new house and give …
review by . December 18, 2006
posted in Movie Hype
Making a film sequel to a comedy is like performing heart surgery while blindfolded. In 1994, Kevin Smith struck the world with his debut, Clerks, a black and white, minimalistic and very profane indie, not to mention one of the best comedies ever made. 12 years later, he brings everyone's favorite slackers back, with hilarious results.    Things have changed over the years, despite the apparently normal opening sequence: still in black and white, it sees Dante Hicks (Brian O'Halloran) …
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