Dante Hicks is a clerk at a local convenience store in New Jersey. On one particular Saturday morning, he gets called in on his day off. Once there, he must deal with multiple problems. The shutters outside won’t open. His ex-girlfriend, whom he is still in love with, is getting married. His girlfriend, who bugs him about starting college, has revealed certain, uh…stuff about her past. His boss hasn’t come in to take his place. He has a hockey game at 2 o’clock. Another ex has died, and today’s the last day he can go to her wake. He must deal with customers that aren’t so intelligent. His friend, Randal, a clerk at the video store next door, is even less dedicated to his job than Dante, and is always bothering Dante’s customers. And the biggest problem of them all: HE’S NOT EVEN SUPPOSED TO BE THERE TODAY!! Can Dante manage it all? –IMDb
Born and raised in New Jersey and very proud of it, this fact can be seen in all of his movies. His first movie, Clerks. (1994), was filmed in the convenience store in which Smith worked. He was only allowed to shoot at night after the store closed. This movie won the highest award at the Sundance film festival and was brought to theaters by Miramax. The movie went over so well that Smith was able to make another movie, Mallrats (1995). This movie, as Kevin has said, was meant to be a “smart Porkys”. Although it didn’t do well at all in the box office, it has done more then well on video store shelves and is usually the favorite among many Smith fans.
During filming for the movie Smith met his new close friends and stars of his next movie,Ben Affleck and Jason Lee and his new girlfriend, Joey Lauren Adams. Smith has said that his relationship with Adams has been much of an inspiration for his next movie, Chasing Amy (1997), Smith’s comedy drama which won two independent Spirit… read more
This is one of those movies that thematically and stylistically has become such a part of our entertainment lexicon that what was once fresh and exciting can feel boring and over-done, even though it was done here first. It's hard to look back on and understand why it was such a big deal. Nevertheless, I think I caught a glimpse.
I had to rewrite my review of Clerks for one reason; I have way more to say than last time. I really don’t rewrite too many reviews because (a) I think it is better to review a movie, with it fresh… read review
Just because they serve you , doesnt mean they like you. Today i am going to do a review on another one of my favorite movies Clerks. The movie follows two convience store clerks Dante and Randle who… read review
The film is like a independent album it is stripped down and bare looks and sounds cheap but you like it and becomes a inspiration because you look at the film and think hey I could do that. Not fully… read review