Saturday, October 6, 2012

Clerks II

DAYUM! I was half expecting this flick to suck after Kevin Smith's last directorial outing, the dismal Jersey Girl, but he ended up not only making one hilariously funny comedy, but one that actually has something to say about adult responsibilities and friendship. The Quick Stop has burned to the ground and Dante (Brian O'Halloran) and Randall (Jeff Anderson) have gotten jobs at the local Mooby's fast food restaurant. Dante is planning on moving to Florida with his fiancee, but he has feelings for his down-to-Earth boss (Rosario Dawson) and begins to get second thoughts during his last day at work. It's raunchy, sometimes disgusting (that donkey show scene was pretty nasty, but I think I pulled a muscle in my neck from laughing so hard), filled with non-stop expletives and racial slurs (Randall's crusade to take back a certain one had me in stitches), but in the end it's actually kind of a heartfelt comedy for adults. Well worth the wait!

4.5 out of 5

*written 7/23/06

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