Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
Entertainment: +2
Acceptability: -4

?K<? Kevin Smith introduced the characters of Jay (Jason Mewes) and his non-verbal partner, Silent Bob (Smith), in his first film CLERKS. Theyve been recurring characters in all Smiths films since. In his fifth, and reportedly final, film Smith pulls the cameo players into the spotlight and stars from his previous films, such as Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, make cameo appearances. The story follows the slacker duos trip from New Jersey to Hollywood to stop production of a film about comic book characters based on them, because comments on the Internet about the planned film are disparaging. Along the way they encounter a gang of female jewel thieves, free and befriend a laboratory orangutan, and spoof numerous famous films. Strictly for fans of Smith films, the humor is mainly for the young adult crowd.

Sadly, the film loses its humor with the obscenity spewing Jay, who fills most of the film’s dialogue with over 200 f-words and sexual slang. A recurring joke deals with unconventional sex acts. Scenes include a prominent male arousal, “mooning” others, and selling marijuana to young teens.

Preview Reviewer: Paul Bicking
Distributor: Dimension Films (Miramax /Disney), 375 Greenwich, New York, NY 10013

Crude Language: Many (87) times - Mild 15, moderate 72
Obscene Language: Continuous - F-word 228, s-word 73, other 42
Profanity: Many (14) times - Regular (GD, J 4, in Gs name); exclamatory 8 (OMG, OG)
Violence: Several times - Mild and moderate (Pushing, man shoved out of car, van explodes, gun shots, fall from dam, shooting/stabbing/light saber battle on movie set, shoot out, martial arts fight, hit/ kick young teens)
Sexual Intercourse: None, but unconventional acts implied
Nudity: Few times (male rear); Near Nudity - Few times (women in underwear, low-cut and tight-fitting clothes on women)
Homosexual Conduct: Reference to and implied unconventional acts between males, man eager to watch other males, implied lesbian relationship, men pretend to be gay
Sexually Suggestive Action/Dialog: Many times (sensual posing, kiss, obvious male arousal, explicit conversations)
Drug Abuse: Marijuana sold/ smoked, cigarettes smoked, joke about union dealers
Other: Flatulence, comment about bestiality, devil and angel discuss pro/con of sex, lab animals released, jokes about terrorist group acronym spelling female organ
Running Time: 83 minutes
Intended Audience: Young adults

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