Clerks II follows slackers Dante (Brian O’Halloran) and Randal (Jeff Anderson), New Jersey mini-mart clerks and best friends who have made it – they work with each other and slack off all day. Now they have to face another challenge – they must change their lives and expand their horizons beyond pop culture and sex. After a disaster at their convenience store ends their employment there, they find new jobs at Mooby’s, a fast-food empire.
Clerks II (2006) Review:
Kevin Smith’s most enjoyable film since, well, Clerks lacks much of its predecessor’s outsider edge, but you’ll probably be laughing too hard to care. The general idea is that it is a “coming of age” story for the Gen X slackers, who finally in their 30s find themselves not having advanced very far in life, careers, personally or even in general (this is primarily Dante’s role, anyway). He decides (due to some things beyond his control) to FINALLY move on, “grow up”, get married and leave Leonardo New Jersey and its band of bad influences behind. As with the first “CLERKS”, this movie pushes the limit of what can be put on film and actually get released in theaters. I hope the more controversial parts make the final cut because I think the shock value that makes you say “NO THEY DIDN’T!” is a valuable part of the equation and expected from this film franchise. Without giving anything away, there are particularly two of the films ongoing jokes, one having to do with bestiality, the other in which some very NON-PC racial terms are used, REPEATEDLY, including the “N-word”. No one else has the guts to address these issues and make them funny. ‘Cept Kevin Smith.
Cast and Crew:
Director: Kevin Smith
Writer: Kevin Smith
Stars: Brian O’Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Rosario Dawson