Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)

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The comic "Bluntman and Chronic" is based on real-life stoners Jay and Silent Bob, so when they get no profit from a big-screen adaptation, they set out to wreck the movie.

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14 April 2003 | movieguy1021
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| Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back: 7/10
For the record, I have not seen Kevin Smith's previous works, Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, or Dogma, which, I'm almost positive, affected how I saw the movie, since Smith puts in so many in-jokes and references to his previous movies, I didn't get them, except for the blatantly obvious ones.

Jay (Jason Mewes) and Silent Bob (Kevin Smith) hang out in front of a convience store selling weed. When the get a restraining order, they find out that the comic starring their likenesses Bluntman and Chronic is being turned into a Miramax movie. However, they aren't being paid for it, so what to do? Travel cross-country to Hollywood from New Jersey to stop the movie from getting made, what else?

Crude, inappropriate, and extremely funny. If there's ever a movie that you should watch with your drinking friends and not with a date or family, this is the one! It has jokes about genetalia, bodily functions, innuendoes, and more, and I haven't laughed this hard at a movie for a long time. Call me immature, but I like this type of stuff, ones that actually have substance behind the crude jokes (not like Old School).

Mewes was f-ing hilarious, when he f-ing say the f-ing f-word every f-ing word. It has over 230 f-words along in this movie, with the total number of curses probably around 300. I have never heard so many, but I laughed. I'm not ashamed to admit it: Mewes cracked me up, with his stylish arrogance and foul mouth. Smith, who was laconic for almost the entire film, expressed everything with his eyes, which were funny. There were more cameos than a movie of The Simpsons, with Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, George Carlin, Jamie Kennedy, Chris Rock, Tracy Morgan, Joey Lauren Adams, and many, many more.

There were many pot-shots of American movies. For instance, when Jay and Silent Bob meet a drug dealer played by Tracy Morgan, he says that Miramax accounts for about 75% of his income. Also, everyone on-screen looks at the camera when they mention, `No one would pay to see a Jay and Silent Bob movie,' and when Ben Affleck says that one reason you do a picture is because you owe a friend a favor. As the Bluntman and Chronic movies premieres, someone says, `Well, it was better than Mallrats.'

Are you easily offended? Does the mention of various body parts upset you? If you answered yes to either question, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is not your movie. If you answered no, sit back and enjoy the ride!

My rating: 7/10

Rated R for nonstop crude and sexual humor, pervasive strong language, and drug content.

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The Bluntcave set design was inspired by the Batcave from Batman (1966). Design elements include the Atomic Pile, and all the consoles and racks with extremely oversized signs indicating function or the item.


Quotes

Silent Bob's Mother: Bobby Boy, stay here while mommy picks up the free cheese, kay? Here, this will keep the sun out of your eyes.
Silent Bob's Mother: You be good, now.
Jay's Mother: Alright, don't you fuckin' move you little shit machine. Your Momma's going to try to score.
Passerby: What the hell? 'Scuse me. ...


Goofs

As Jay and Silent Bob run from the animal testing center, a Silent Bob and a large German Sheperd run through each other.


Crazy Credits

Malcom Ingram is credited as a "Mewes Wrangler", a reference to Jason Mewes's struggles at the time.


Alternate Versions

Kevin Smith's film festival, Vulgarthon 2002, included the deleted scenes which will be shown on the DVD, they include:

  • An ABC joke in the Quick Stop
  • Another appearance by the "Two packs of wraps" kids.
  • A scene in the stash where Brodie interacts with a customer
  • A scene in the stash where Brodie impersonates Jay
  • A Chasing Amy in-joke in Holden's apartement.
  • A scene where Holden shows Jay and Bob a site called donkeyshow.com
  • A cut scene of Jay and Bob on the bus to Hollywood
  • More of Jay with the nun
  • An alternate, filthier take of the Scooby Doo scene
  • An small part in the Mooby fast food joint where Jay reads an E-mail on moviepoopshoot.com
  • More of the scene in the Van where Brent sings
  • A scene between Brent and a CGI created sheep
  • A scene where Jay and Bob try to lean on the wall of the store
  • More of the scene in the store and a scene of Jay singing
  • A small scene of the jewel theifs getting dressed
  • A alteernate introduction to Willenholly
  • More of Willenholly at the scene of the crime
  • More of the news report with Willenholly including a scene at the Stash
  • A scene where Jay talks to hookers in Hollywood
  • More of the scene on the balcony with the girls
  • More of Justice escaping with the diamonds
  • A Mallrats reference on the Scream 3 set
  • A scene where Jay and Bob watch a scene of Daredevil being shot
  • More on the set of Bluntman and Chronic
  • More of Banky and Hopper at the premiere; this scene reveals that Banky is gay and also includes the reappearance of Scott Mosier as the "tracer" guy from Chasing Amy.


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Life's Been Good
Written by
Joe Walsh
Performed by Joe Walsh
Used by permission of Wow & Flutter Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products

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