Starring: Brian O’Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Marylin Ghgliotti, Jason Mewes, Lisa Spoonauer.
Director: Kevin Smith.
MPAA Rating : R (Best Guess: Strong language, adult situations, sexual situations)
Plot: Store clerks Dante (O’Halloran) and Randal (Anderson) are beset with loathsome customers all day (when Dante wasn’t even supposed to be there) all the while Dante bemoans his lost love, while obsessing over how many men his current girlfriend has performed oral sex on (counting him). Along the way, a hockey game breaks out.
Notes: Director Smith maxed out his credit cards and shot this movie on black and white film. The movie doesn’t suffer from low production values, as one might expect, given the low budget available. In fact, the quirky style in which it was filmed suits it much better than a traditional approach. All the actors give great performances and actors O’Halloran, Anderson, and Mewes would return again and again in Smith’s movies. This is the first in the six movie set of View Askew films. Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, and Clerks II are the other films in the series.
My Rating: Excellent. Five Goons out of Five.