Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

Year: 2001
Production Co: View Askew
Director: Kevin Smith
Writer: Kevin Smith
Cast: Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, Jason Lee, Shannon Elizabeth, Brian O'Halloran, Shannon Doherty, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Joey Lauren Adams, Chris Rock
Hollywood cameos of today and yesteryear from Gus Van Sant, Wes Craven, Jason Biggs and James Van Der Beek to Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill add to the stellar cast which rounds up View Askew's entire cinematic history from Clerks onward.

The premise (and excuse to bring everyone's favourite characters together) is a movie being made about characters based on Jay and Silent Bob - the convenience store drug dealers featured in every other Kevin Smith film - a movie they're determined to stop because of people bagging them on the Internet. Too many tangents and subplots exist to list, let alone talk about, but typical Jay and Silent Bob dialogue and gross-out gags deliver most of the humour.

Priceless are the caricatures of Hollywood types who parody themselves, from Affleck and Damon on the set of Good Will Hunting II (with Gus Van Sant too busy counting money to yell 'action') to Black supremacist director Rock. The movie industry (not to mention Kevin Smith movie) in-jokes fly thick and fast - it's definitely for View Askew fans (or at least people who've seen previous Smith films).

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