As I walked into the theater on opening night, I noticed two things - first, somehow this film hadn't sold out as I thought it would and second, two different showings of 'The Horse Whisperer' had. This could only mean one thing - I was in Plano, Texas. By the time that the previews began, the theater was pretty full, so I began to feel a little better. Until the film actually began.
I have not seen Dumb and Dumber, nor do I plan on it anytime in the future. Even my mother told me I should see it, but Jim Carrey is like someone running their fingernails down a chalkboard. She also is the one who said I should see Kingpin. Woody Harrelson is pretty hot, so I watched it and I couldn't believe how funny it was. So...when There's Something About Mary came out, I thought, "Hey...Ben Stiller, Chris Elliot...it could be funny..." Little did I know just how funny...
Written by, directed by and starring South Park co-creater Trey Parker...Oh, what a heavy burden to bear. The pressure to supply big laughs must be an almost unbearable burden by now. But probably not....
Stupid day jobs. Who hasn't had their share of stupid day jobs? Clerks is the tale of a day in the life of two guys with really stupid day jobs. Dante (apt name - his job is hell) works in a Stop & Rob and Randall works in a video store. These are the two places where you are most likely to see stupid people. (Having done my time in a Blockbuster, believe me, I know.)
When Jeffrey Franken's girlfriend, Elizabeth Shelley, is killed by his automated lawn mower, he decides to bring her back to life using the body parts of dead prostitutes. That's the plot in a nutshell.
Poor Veronica (Winona Rider). Beautiful, rich and popular and she still hates her life. She gets to do Christian Slater and still is depressed. Probably because her friends are all assholes - and they're all named 'Heather'.
Who hasn't fantasized about blowing their high school sky high? I still do and I just finished college. For every popular cheerleader/jock in high school, there are ten normal human beings. That being so, it is only logical that finally someone would make a film reflecting the fantasy of every band queer, stoner and sensitive soul, etc.
Of Kevin Smith's 'Jersey Trilogy,' Mallrats is the last one that I saw. I had been told that it was stupid, that it was just not Clerks. True - most of Mallrats is pretty stupid and it isn't Clerks, but it was goddamn funny. Way funnier than Clerks in a lot of places. I was expecting something like a Pauly Shore movie but it was more like a Mike Meyers movie (is that good or bad?)