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Oldies but goldies: Clerks (1994)

Director: Kevin Smith, Main Cast: Brian O’HalloranJeff AndersonMarilyn GhigliottiJason MewesKevin Smith;


Kevin Smith’s first effort is brilliantly written and it is the platonic ideal of an indie film. For Dante (O’Halloran), a clerk at a convenience store, his day off will turn out to be a day to forget, to regret and to remember.  The banter and discussions between Dante and Randal (Anderson), Dante’s best friend who works at the adjacent video store, are just priceless! My personal favorite is the one about the independent contractors working on the second Death Star in the Return of the Jedi. The film has a nice pace and never a dull moment. It also introduces two of the most memorable characters in the history of indie movies: Jay and Silent Bob (Mewes and Smith). They provide random comic relief (additional, I might say) in between scenes with Jay’s uncouth outbursts and Bob’s single pearl of wisdom. All considered, the film is a rare treat! —8.5/10

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