Mallrats Collectors Edition (1995)
|Two high school grads lose their girlfriends and go to all lengths to win them back. Seeking recovery and regeneration within the comforting confines of the mall, the two friends elicit the help of their radically delinquent friends, leading to a series of memorable misadventures.|
Editor's NoteWhen a couple of well-meaning slackers, T.S. (Jeremy London) and Brodie (Jason Lee), lose their girlfriends, they set about trying to reclaim their pride (and their ladies) in the most obvious of places--the mall. Once there, the pair push the limits of decency and mall etiquette, encountering an array of mall denizens, including Jay and Silent Bob from CLERKS and legendary comic book creator Stan Lee. A surprising number of misadventures ensue, bringing the boys the possibility of regaining their lady loves.
|Joey Lauren Adams|
|David Klein - Cinematography|
|Kevin Smith - Director|
|Caldecott Chubb - Executive Producer|
|Ira Newborne - Musical Score|
|Kevin Smith - Writer|
The best book to movie translation I have ever seen, plus it is one of the most beautifully made movies I have yet to see, get it, you will not be disappointed.
This film is an overlooked gem. We first saw it on VHS, *after* it died at the box office. At least it is getting the cult following it deserves! Now that it's on DVD, it's bigger, better and yes - it withstands the test of time. The jokes are still as funny now as when it was released. Any Central NJ residents will get a smile from the "Route 1 Flea Market" scenes (ironically, the place was torn down for an 18-screen theatre). You will either love this movie and have to own it, or you won't like it at all. The price for the "Collector's Edition" is worth it when you consider all the extras. It's especially helpful because you get to see how the "suits" ruined the original release. At least now some of the rough edges are smoothed and you can get a better idea of what the full storyline was. If all the positive reviews aren't enough, then go rent a copy, watch it and *then* buy your own! Snoochie Boochies!
'Mallrats,' better than you may think3/20/2000
When I first heard about this movie, I thought another film for the scrap-pile, until I heard that Kevin Smith directed it. I had just finished seeing 'Clerks' which was beyond hysterically funny. So, I knew that I loved his honest everyguy-type humor. The plot's not the greatest, but that really doesn't matter. The film is just fun to watch. It has a real juvenile sense of humor, but it comes off as fresh and real. Director Kevin Smith, knows exactly what the youth of today respond to. Jay and Silent Bob will keep you rolling as well, so check it out....
Don't look at the price3/16/2000
Even if this dvd is on the expensive side, just the extras alone are worth the price. They have an additional 20 minutes of the original beginning to Mall Rats. And all the little tidbits and I never noticed which makes total sense when you see the extra footage. The audio comentary and being able to see them talk in a little window when you watch the actual flick makes it that much cooler. BUY THIS NOW!!! It will never collect dust.
This is by far my favorite of the Kevin Smith movies. I have to see Clerks a few more times though, I didnt think it was as great as everyone said it was. I seriously think Jason Lee is one of the funnyest guys out there. The conversations in all of Smith's movies are awesome. Most of the greatest comedies of all time are based around conversational comedy(I think I made that term up). Every Kevin Smith movie is based on it and all of my other favorites use it as well.
Kevin Smith does it again!2/9/2000
Mallrats is one of the funniest movies I've ever seen. Like Clerks, it's even better the second time around. Jay & Silent Bob rule!
Keep trying Kevin!2/4/2000
Was I watching the same 'Mallrats' as the 'buds' who gave the movie a 10/10 rating? The one I saw was pretty lame. I think Kevin Smith does a good job at writing dialogue but that's about it. Sorry 'dudes' but I would pass on this flick. Keep trying Kevin, you'll eventually get it right...or just keep on using Selma Hayek. Now that's a formula thats works.
kevin culters unite1/6/2000
where it all began, more or less. clerks was cool, but kevin smith dispensed with all his original actors, except for jay and silent bob of course, and mallrats is where the new generation began. in my opinion, there is none cooler than jason lee, who plays brodie in this movie (and azrael, the hell-demon in dogma). he can make any line funny, but of course he's helped by kevin's brilliant writing. this is the silliest of smith's movies, and for that it's totally fun.
2 young PImpz12/28/1999
Mallrats is an exceptional comedy which includes 2 famous young pimps; Jay and Silent Bob. Causing havoc is nothing new to these two guys. After watching Mallrats, you learn to look up to Jay and Silent Bob
The funny thing about this movie, is that in the timeline of the movie, it actually took place before Clerks. However, Mallrats came out after Clerks. There are lots of commonalities between the two movies, and if you watch one, you'll no doubt like the other. Jay & Silent Bob, pure genius. Brodie is a thinking mans comedian, TS is a great sidekick.
A Look into the Mind of Kevin Smith12/15/1999
The Mallrats DVD is a great buy in of itself, but the special edition features make it all the more worth while. The edition displays why the offbeat film did so badly. The View Askew documentary included shows the viewer just what Smith had to put up with while shooting the picture: Too much money (believe it or not)a producer who wanted nudity but no language, and a constant attempt to dump Jason Mewes and insert Seth Green (which in my opinion like taking the Hardy out of the Laurel and Hardy). The commentary is much better than the other two movies (experience helps)and the set up is very professional. A job well done.
Mallrats is the best of all the K. Smith Films!!!!!! it is must have for any Kevin Smith Fan. even if you have it on VHS buy the DVD. its worth it! -Snoogans
Funny, but lags later on in the film..10/23/1999
AS watching the movie, the flick is truly a 'flick'. its not a film and must be accepted as so. It is funny but don't look for substance here. Also, the plot kinda gets soggy at the end, especially when the jokes of brodie (Jason Lee) fall flat. its a good comedy with some romance thrown in. the end is just kinda drawn out.
I first watched Mallrats and then watched clerks. Cause from what I understand Mallrats is the presquel to Clerks and in my opinion Mallrats was a comedy that had a new feel to it for me. At first I thought it was ok but after a second watch I got to like it even more and eventually I bought the dvd's collectors edition. Clerks was also good but I just could relate more to mallrats even though Kevin Smith claims it was a flop compared to Clerks. Over the last couple of weeks of watching Mallrats and Clerks I've become a fan of Jay and Silent Bob and look foward to Dogma. Snoochie Boochies.
Kevin Smith's Sophmore slump, is no slouch. A hilarious mixture of 80's John Hughes style Teen Comedy and 70's Animal House no holds-barred-raunch. Jason Lee emerges from this film as a breakout comedic star, who's all-yelling performance truly must be
One of the Best Comodies of Our Time9/1/1999
This movie will have you rolling on the floor with laughter. Not only is the plot beautifully written. Jason Lee and Jeremy London protray their parts with talent and grace. This movie is better than Clerks or Chasing Amy. I highly recommend you add it to you video colection!!
This movie was totally hilarious and the only thing that Shannon Dougherty has ever been in that was any good. Kevin Smith is an absolute genius. You must watch this movie, but not before watching Clerks. Then, immediately following this movie, watch Chasing Amy. Then, wait for Dogma, 'cause that movie is gonna rock like all the rest of them!
The Greatest Film Ever Made7/30/1999
The title of my review says all that need be said. My friend and I made an audio tape of the film to listen to while we drove because it is just THAT good.
Mallrats Rules !7/23/1999
The most cinematically perfect movie since Animal House!
Mallrats was killed by the media, but I consider this comedy one of the best I have ever seen.
If you enjoyed Clerks you'll love this movie.
Is Mallrats worth it?6/26/1999
Mallrats, part of Kevin Smith's New Jersey Trilogy, maybe out of context of Clerks and Chasing Amy, but is worth a watch. It has the same humor of Clerks but with an added slapstick thing to it. Kevin Smith leaves the slapstick in Chasing Amy, but Mallrats is the only movie that has a fortune teller with a third... umm... You have to see yourself.