Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

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Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back ★★½ 2001 (R)

The fifth in Smith's series of movies with ties to Red Bank, New Jersey, is a road movie as the boys go after Miramax studio (which produced the film) when it makes a movie based on the comic book characters that are based on them without their permission. It makes more sense (and is probably more enjoyable) if you've seen Smith's entireouvre. Besides Jay (Mewes) and Silent Bob (Smith himself), many of the characters and jokes are from Smith's previous movies. Subplots and detours abound for our heroes, allowing Smith to effectively parody and lampoon recent summer blockbusters, his own stars, and Hollywood in general. 95m/C VHS, DVD, Blu-ray Disc . US Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Jason Lee, Ben Affleck, Shannon Elizabeth, Eliza Dushku, Ali Larter, Jennifer Schwalbach Smith, Chris Rock, Will Ferrell, Brian O'Halloran, Seann William Scott, George Carlin, Carrie Fisher, Judd Nelson, Jon Stewart, Mark Hamill, Diedrich Bader, Renee Humphrey, Joey Lauren Adams, Dwight Ewell, Eli Marienthal, Marc Blucas; Cameos: Wes Craven, Gus Van Sant, Matt Damon, Shannen Doherty, Jason Biggs, James Van Der Beek, Alanis Morissette; D: Kevin Smith; W: Kevin Smith; C: Jamie Anderson; M: James L. Venable.