Mallrats (1995)

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Both dumped by their girlfriends, two best friends seek refuge in the local mall.


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  • Jason Lee and Jeremy London in Mallrats (1995)
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  • Shannen Doherty at an event for Mallrats (1995)
  • Shannen Doherty in Mallrats (1995)

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12 April 1999 | Starbuck-13
10
| Excellent satire
This movie is really extremely funny.

That is, if you are into either Comics, Science Fiction or Shopping Malls.

The basic idea is simple: Two dumped guys try to win their girl-friends back, and their brilliant strategy is to hang around in the local shopping mall.

What makes the movie work is the wonderful mix of slap stick humor, intelligent puns and gross sexual innuendos. The actors are excellent in their roles, and I was surprised to see Ben Affleck and Claire Forlani, two coming actors, credited for supporting roles.

For a comic fan this movie is a awfully funny experience. But I can imagine that the film looses some of its appeal when you are not familiar with the Marvel and DC comic heroes and the strange passion (and science) of collecting comic books.

And to everybody who has also failed in seeing a sailboat in those dumb 3-D-pictures, this movie provides some comfort...

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Trivia

In the scene where Jay and Silent Bob are hiding in the bookstore, Bob is reading "Spike, Mike, Slackers and Dykes: A Guided Tour Across a Decade of American Independent Cinema" by John Pierson. The book contains numerous interviews and writings by Kevin Smith.


Quotes

Brodie: I took you shopping all the time!
Rene: You took me where you went shopping, you jerk! You think I care what store in that shitpit dirt mall has the latest Godzilla bootlegs? Do you call eating pizza in the same dive pizzeria every night eating out? Do I ...


Goofs

When Silent Bob "skates" through the women's clothing store into the dressing room and sends clothes flying, a hand is seen briefly at the bottom of the screen tossing the clothes into the air.


Crazy Credits

The director would like to thank:

God - for another opportunity to tell my stupid stories. Scott - for deciding not to hike around the world. Jim - for treating us like the Coens as opposed to the twenty-something know-nothings we really are. Sean - for bringing a pedigree to the project. Pierson - for keeping me pure. Mom and dad - for having sex all those years ago Kristin - for playing "Rene" to my "Brodie" far too many times than she should have. Bob - for laughing during the pitch. Dave - for even prettier pictures than the first bunch. Walt - for being the "Brodie" template, dixie cup and all. Joey - for being my "equiator." The cast and crew - for humoring me. The front credit artists - for lending us phat credibility in the world of comics. Cotty - for the cool book Fitz - for the fan-boy trading cards The audience - for showing up. And lastly... John Landis and John Hughes - for giving me something to do throughout my youth on friday nights.


Alternate Versions

In the theatrical version of the movie the second time Bob burst through Gwen's dressing room she is topless. In the US TV version she is fully clothed.


Soundtracks

Build Me Up Buttercup
Written by
Tony Macaulay, Mike d'Abo (as Mike D'Abo)
Performed by The Goops
Courtesy of Blackout! Records

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Comedy | Romance

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