Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
Starring: Ben Affleck, Shannon Elizabeth, Will Ferrell, Jason Lee, Jason Mewes, Chris Rock, Eliza Dushku, Ali Larter. Cameo’s by: George Carlin, Mark Hamill, and Whole Lots of People (including most of the casts from Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, and Dogma.)
Director: Kevin Smith.
MPAA Rating : R (For nonstop crude and sexual humor, pervasive strong language, and drug content.)
Plot: Hetero Life Mates Jay and Silent Bob discover they are owed movie money from the sale of the Bluntman and Chronic (See Chasing Amy) property to Miramax Films by Banky (Lee reprising his role from Amy.) The two set out on a cross country road trip from Red Bank New Jersey to Hollywood. Along the way, the pair get into a diamond exchange heist and free a monkey from captivity. All the while being pursued by Marshall Willenholly (Ferrell).
Notes: Jay and Silient Bob Strike Back was intended to be the last of the View Askew films. However, a strong fan outcry encouraged director Smith to return to the big screen with Clerks II. Jay and Silent Bob features a ton of guest appearances by a long list of Hollywood’s best. Jason Vanderbeek (of Dawson’s Creek fame) and that dude that screwed the pie, among them. Watch close and you’ll see someone you know.
My Rating: Very funny, but not as good as Chasing Amy. Three Goons out of Five.