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Cinebling Movie Review Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

From writer-actor-director Kevin Smith comes the fifth (and at the time, supposedly final) film in his Jersey series. This movie is true to his style - foul-mouthed, irreverent and with a big dose of Smith's trademark humour. Like Smith’s first four films, this can be viewed as a standalone, though there are ties to his other films running throughout for fans to enjoy.
 
Jay (Jason Mewes) and Silent Bob (Kevin Smith) are being threatened with a restraining order by their usual hangout, outside a convenience store. While the duo are minding everyone else’s business, they discover that a movie is being made about them - well, a movie based on the comic book that they star in. 
 
When they find out that the Internet hates them and the idea of a movie about them, the two set off on an adventure to Hollywood to find the movie and shut it down, rather than sitting back and waiting for the money to roll in. Jay and Silent Bob quickly learn the rules of hitchhiking, and their journey takes a dramatic turn when they are picked up by some hot girls in a van...
 
Jason Jews does an excellent job of making the audience buy in to the improbable character of Jay, and Kevin Smith shows just how far facial expressions can portray a range of emotions without any dialogue. As the work enters the final act, there are cameos from a range of actors and directors, all of which poke fun at either themselves or the Hollywood machine.
 
CONCLUSION: Stick your thumb out and enjoy the ride.
 
Overall Rating: Not everyone’s cup of tea, but definitely worth a watch!
 
Check it out on IMDB here!

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