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Mallrats ★★½ 1995 (R)

Smith's betterfinanced follow-up to the legendary “Clerks” follows Jersey slackers T.S. (London) and Brodie (Lee) to the mall, where they intend to wallow in foodcourt cookies and reclaim their girlfriends, who recently dumped them. While wandering the mall in low-key and confused pursuit of their women and self respect, they encounter the usual band of bizarre inhabitants, including Ivannah, the topless psychic, Silent Bob (Smith) and stoner Jay (Mewes). Dialogue and sightgags are director/writer Smith's strong point; moving the plot forward is not high on the priority list. The ensemble cast, featuring Doherty as the bored babe who spurns Brodie, is up to the often funny sidebits and genx references. 95m/C VHS, DVD, HD DVD . Jeremy London, Jason Lee, Shannen Doherty, Claire Forlani, Kevin Smith, Michael Rooker, Priscilla Barnes, Renee Humphrey, Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Jason Mewes, Brian O'Halloran, David Brinkley, Art James, Ethan Suplee, Sven-Ole Thorsen; Cameos: Stan Lee; D: Kevin Smith; W: Kevin Smith; C: David Klein; M: Ira Newborn.