CLERKS II Add To My Top 10
Lewd, Disgusting Attacks on Morality and People of Faith
Release Date: July 21, 2006
Audience: Older teenagers and adults
Runtime: 96 minutes
Distributor: Sony Pictures
Director: Kevin Smith
Producer: Scott Mosier
Writer: Kevin Smith
Address Comments To:Michael Lynton, Chairman/CEO
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Ironically, Smith, a liberal Roman Catholic, usually thanks God at the end of his credits. His faith, however, is clearly antinomian, or lawless, and hence heretical. It displays very little biblical foundation and almost totally mocks the moral teachings of Roman Catholicism as well as Protestantism.
The main plot of CLERKS II picks up 10 years after the first movie. The New Jersey mini mart has burned down, and Dante Hicks and his best friend, Randall Graves, have been working at a fast-food place called Mooby's for two years. Dante is scheduled to leave for Florida with his blonde fiancée Emma, whose parents are buying them a house.
Dante has found, however, that he has feelings for Becky, the female manager of Mooby's, with whom he recently had a sexual tryst. Becky assures him that she doesn't believe in romantic love, but her assurances seem untrue when a secret is revealed.
Meanwhile, Randall antagonizes customers, and his friend, as well as their naïve co-worker Elias, a Hobbit-loving, Transformer-collecting churchgoer. Randall plots a lewd going-away party for Dante.
In between the plotting, the romance, the debates about LORD OF THE RINGS versus STAR WARS, and the lewd sex talk, the two loopy drug dealers, Jay and Silent Bob, add their own brand of profane wackiness.
Some brief, clean material shows that Kevin Smith can be funny, endearing and serious when he wants to be. Only someone with little or no sense of morality or purity, however, could possibly find CLERKS II funny or engaging. The movie contains almost a constant barrage of foul, disgusting language. The movie's sexual content is among the most vile you will ever hear or see.
Finally, Christian churchgoers and Christian conservatives are viciously attacked. Almost all of them are shown to be hypocrites and sometimes viewed as mean or stupid. Also, Jay wears a Christian T-shirt and mentions coming to Jesus, but his language is peppered with profanity and sexual lust, and he is a drug dealer. All these attacks are done as satire, so some viewers, especially Non-Christians, may not understand how vicious, smug and self-righteous the attacks truly are. If, of course, such attacks were directed at a minority group, or at women, this movie probably would not see the light of day.
All of this abhorrent content is extremely tiresome and thoroughly evil. Only a hateful moron or a mentally deranged person could create it or appreciate it. Faced with such a work, MOVIEGUIDE® must seriously question the judgment and intelligence of the filmmakers, the actors and the studio executives behind CLERKS II.
Some brief, clean material shows that Kevin Smith can be funny, endearing and serious when he wants to be. Only someone with little or no sense of morality or purity, however, could possibly find CLERKS II funny or engaging. The movie contains almost a constant barrage of foul, disgusting language as well as extremely vile sexual content. Finally, Christian churchgoers and Christian conservatives are viciously attacked.