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Kevin Smith movies: Best to worst

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Jersey Girl movie review

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The least Kevin Smith, Kevin Smith movie I have ever seen. Jersey Girl follows Ollie Trinke, a successful businessman that’s career gets sidelined when his wife dies and he becomes a single father. Jersey Girl is not necessarily a bad movie. It never screwed anything up, the acting was fine, the story was okay, and the jokes made me chuckle a bit. It was just… Boring… Kevin Smith took the easy win after taking many risks and yes, it made it’s money back and wasn’t BAD, but it was also certainly not GOOD. And taking the easy road is not why I like Kevin Smith. If you ask me it is his worst movie purely because it didn’t take any risks.

Clerks movie review

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The inaugural movie for Kevin Smith, and one of the biggest cult classics ever made is of course Clerks. Clerks follows a day in the life of Dante and Randal as they work in a convenience store and all the stupid shit that goes on during that day. This movie is about nothing and stands for nothing. It’s just two guys, hanging around, talking guy stuff and passing the day. How is it successful? Everyone is having fun, everyone clearly cares about this movie, but most importantly the dialogue is ON POINT. We jump around from sex, to star wars, to hockey, weed, friendship, movies, and everything in between. It is not only the most down to earth film, but the most relateable. It birthed a career for Kevin Smith and it is clear why.

Chasing Amy movie review

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Chasing Amy is without a doubt the peak of Kevin Smith as a filmmaker, and one of my all time favorite indie films and 90’s movies. Chasing Amy follows Holden and Banky, two best friends that are making a living making comics. Every nerds dream. Holden and Banky have been friends since they could remember and nothing can split them apart. Until, Holden falls for a beautiful woman named Alyssa. However, it is not until he falls for her that he finds out she is a lesbian. But will that stop him? Hell No!.. Chasing Amy is studded with everyone that is always in early Kevin Smith films, with the wonderful addition of Joey Lauren Adams, who portrays Alyssa better than anyone ever could… This movie has everything and is the ultimate bro movie while also being sweet and heartfelt enough to watch with your significant other. Somehow, mixed in with all the sweetness, bro stuff, nerdy stuff, and deep messages about love, it finds time to make you laugh your ass off. I would recommend this movie to any person, any where, no matter who they are.

Tough Sh*t book review

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Tough Shit, but with a star I guess, so Tough Sh*t is a memoir by Kevin Smith. And, if Mr. Smith is reading this I mean ABSOLUTELY no offense, but holy fuck was I surprised at how good this was! I didn’t know much of anything about Kevin Smith before reading this. My knowledge of him was that he was Silent Bob, a nerd, liked hockey, was annoying, and talked about his fatness. Which, isn’t necessarily untrue, I just have a lot of respect for him now and see the depth of his career and intelligence. Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good (hell of a title) tells Kevin Smiths story from Childhood on. He tells you, in his own voice, about his trials and tribulations as a director/writer and he goes as far back as Clerks, giving you the run down on his entire career along with the doubts he had in himself, and the relationships he had. This book was meant to be inspirational to it’s readers, and tell the story of Kevin Smith. It achieved both of those things very deeply with me, which I was not expecting at all when I picked it up as a casual read. It may not be that interesting to anyone who is not a fan of Kevin Smiths, which I am NOW, but I was not before. What I do love though, is the film industry. Obviously, I devoted an entire blog and a good part of my life to it! Hearing him talk about it passionately, stirred my passion as well, and if you love movies or film, it will do the same for you.