Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001, USA) C-104m. SCOPE ** D: Kevin Smith. Starring Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, Ben Affleck, Jeff Anderson, Brian O'Halloran, Shannon Elizabeth, Eliza Dushku, Ali Larter, Jennifer Schwabach, Will Ferrell, Jason Lee, Judd Nelson, George Carlin, Carrie Fisher, Seann William Scott, Gus Van Sant, Chris Rock, Jamie Kennedy, Wes Craven, Shannen Doherty, Mark Hamill, Amy Noble, Joey Lauren Adams, Alanis Morissette, Jason Biggs, Matt Damon. Kevin Smith's slacker characters from his previous films get their own movie here, as they try and stop(!) the Jay and Silent Bob movie that is being made in Hollywood. On the way they have all kinds of problems and adventures. A throwback to the days of Cheech & Chong, this Hollywood spoof is much too self-absorbed and episodic to really work. Some funny moments, to be sure, but generally a disappointment, with many pointless cameo appearances.


© Ron Altman