Mallrats

1995 "They're not there to shop. They're not there to work. They're just there."
7.1| 1h34m| R| en| More Info
Released: 20 October 1995 Released
Producted By: Universal Pictures
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Both dumped by their girlfriends, two best friends seek refuge in the local mall.

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Wordiezett So much average
Console best movie i've ever seen.
CommentsXp Best movie ever!
Mandeep Tyson The acting in this movie is really good.
coledarcysoderstrom Al right I'll admit I liked all the refrences becaue they were to properties a really enjoy but they were extremely forced so I can't add points on for them. The acting was extremely awful as well felt like a school play. The comedy was all stupid and the opening joke has nothing to do with the whole movie but it plays as if it's going to come back and mean soenethibg but no it's just an immature joke about a cat up a guys ass. Stan Lee was great in it and his scenes were good and I'll admit I chuckled here and there but honestly a 5 is being way to generous. Maybe I'm giving it a five because I still find it kind of charaming. It feels like a movie a bunch of high school kids made. Except Kevin Smith was like 30 at the time :/ Anyway I wouldn't recommend this movie. Just watch the Stan Lee scenes on YouTube or something.
GusF Set only one day prior to the events of "Clerks", Kevin Smith's follow-up to his absolutely hilarious debut film is sadly a major disappointment. That film had a very low budget and a fantastic script whereas this film has a much larger budget ($6million) and an incredibly mediocre script. It seems like a watered down version of "Clerks" in that the dialogue is nowhere near as witty or well observed (though it tries to be) and T.S., Brodie, Rene and Gwen are basically the poor man's Dante, Randal, Veronica and Caitlin. I had heard that many people found it disappointing but I went in an open mind, only to find out that they were right. When Smith guest starred in "Degrassi: The Next Generation", he poked fun at the film's poor reception in dialogue that he wrote himself. Caitlin Ryan tells him that this is her favourite Kevin Smith film and he replies, "You're lying. 'Mallrats' is no one's favourite Kevin Smith film." I just hope that the sequel "MallBrats" is better than this.On the bright side, Jason Lee is quite funny as Brodie and has most of the good lines but he could have been so much funnier with better material. The same goes for Michael Rooker as Svenning and Jason Mewes and Smith as Jay and Silent Bob, the only returning characters from "Clerks" in spite of numerous references to it. Jeremy London is likable as T.S. but the character doesn't have much of a personality and is a far less effective straight man to Brodie than Dante was to Randal. Ethan Suplee's "subplot" as Willam goes nowhere very slowly. Claire Forlani has been much better elsewhere while Joey Lauren Adams deserved more screen time. Shannen Doherty is simply forgettable as Rene but Ben Affleck is quite good as Shannon Hamilton. My favourite scene in the film is when Stan Lee gives the completely starstruck Brodie romantic advice but that is more of a sweet scene than a funny one.
kai ringler first off I've always like anything Shannon Doherty has been in every since Beverly Hills 90210. so that was the first reason I bought this film,, second Ben Affleck is always good to see what he's gonna do next in a movie, you never know,, third I figured a movie taking place in a shopping mall, what a good idea.. it's basically about a couple of guys who have ex-girlfriends now , and are trying to figure what to do next , either win them back or get on with their lives.. along the way they meet up with friends. and Stan Lee. this is a very quirky movie that will either be liked or disliked one way or the other there is really no middle ground to this point, I believe you don't need to be a stoner to like this movie at all, I really enjoyed Michael Rooker's performance here as well as a dad hosting a major TV show at the mall,, great dark humor and slapstick all the way.. loved this movie.
Avid Climber Mallrats is an easy comedy with romance as its reason to live. Set almost entirely in a mall and populated by its denizens, we're rewarded by juvenile arguments, pranks and stunts.Shannen Doherty is the big name of the production. She has a supporting role, playing, with a nice ring of truth, a girl who got sick and tired of her looser boyfriend, played by Jason Lee, and dumps him. Lee gives us the best performance of the cast, and with this verbose intensive role made his place on the big screen. Ben Affleck, at that time, was still relatively unknown, and even though this portrayal of an ass hole was right on target, the part was a very small one. The second main character was played by somebody that barely made the grade. His girlfriend was played by Claire Forlani who gave us a good solid performance.The story is interesting, with nice details and interesting plot twists. Even though Kevin Smith got substantially more budget this time around, the film still has an obvious low budget shine to it. Smith is slowly polishing his skills, but has yet to reach full proficiency. The dialogs and original story are is best weapons, and this piece shows that well as each scene is delivered as a verbal dance. Excellent work.Don't take it too seriously, and you'll have lots of fun.