over 3 years
Indie filmmaking at its finest and a great cult film. My favorite by Smith. Excellent.
over 5 years
One of Kevin Smiths Greatest hits. Fly Fat Boy Fly!!
over 6 years
FINALLY saw this. TV show Comic Book Men ... all the connections!
almost 7 years
Hilarious fun, and has everything you could ask for including Stan Lee.
Mallrats is a 1995 film written and directed by Kevin Smith. It is the second to be set in Smith's View Askewniverse series of interlocking films set mostly in New Jersey, although the movie was filmed in Eden Prairie Center and Osowski's Flea Market which are located in Minnesota. As in the other View Askewniverse movies, the characters Jay and Silent Bob figure prominently, and characters and events from other films are discussed. Several cast members, including Jason Lee, Ben Affleck, and Joey Lauren Adams, have gone on to work in several other Smith films. Comic book icon Stan Lee appeared, as did Brian O'Halloran, the star of Smith's breakout feature Clerks.
The film takes place the day before Clerks. (In Clerks, Randal Graves tells Dante Hicks that Julie Dwyer died the day before. In Mallrats, Brandi Svenning asks T.S. Quint if he talked to Dwyer the day before and he replies yes. Then Brandi says Dwyer went straight to the YMCA after Quint's discussion with her, where she dies...