Mallrats (1995)

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

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15 August 2007 | Chrysanthepop
Wacky Comedy in a Shopping Mall
'Mallrats' but is the kind of film you either like or don't like which is pretty much the case with any Kevin Smith movie. I liked it. I enjoyed all the dirty street humour, the awkwardness, the characters and the concept.

It's full of slapstick comedies, comic book 'adventure' and some witty (and dirty) dialogues. Even though many of the situations are unrealistic, it's hilarious.

'Mallrats' is about two friends who both lose their girlfriends. The two friends spend the rest of the day in the mall discussing things and what to do about them. In the mall they meet some friends, enemies, and weirdos. Though the plot isn't what would be referred to as a work of 'genius', it's more the characters and the funny situations that will stick to mind.

The only sequence I didn't like was the toilet humour bit, about making the hand stink. That sort of brought down the film a little. The film was already on the right track with its funny characters and funny situations. There was no need for toilet humour.

London and Lee play the two friends. London is okay while Lee is very good. He pretty much steals every scene. Doherty and Forlani are adequate. Lauren Adams is brilliant in a brief role and Affleck is good as the evil Salesman. Mewes and Smith are alright (though some may feel that they go a little over the top).

So all in all, you'll meet some very weird (and not-so-weird) characters and exaggerated situations but I think you'll at least have some good laughs. It's one of the better comedies from a country that has made dozens of blockbuster garbage like 'American Pie'.

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Trivia

The original beginning of the movie tested poorly and was replaced by one that was filmed in Los Angeles. The original beginning contained an incident at the Governor's Ball (the one mentioned by the television executives).


Quotes

Jay: Where do you get these wonderful toys?
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Goofs

Rene Mosier changes through at least three outfits during the course of the day. That's because she's been shopping and buying new clothes (see also trivia).


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

The DVD also features an alternate take of the video of Tricia Jones (Rene Humphrey) and Shannen Hamilton (Ben Affleck) having sex shown after the game show. This version shows Ben Affleck in a dress.


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Bubbles
Written by
Gavin Rossdale
Performed by Bush
Courtesy of Trauma Records

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Comedy | Romance

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