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(out of 7 reviews)
AGE
14
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Kid, 11 years old April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age
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Kevin Smith is great

This is my 3rd favorite Kevin Smith film behind Clerks and Chasing Amy. This is a movie that should be taken into caution though. There is an about 2 minute scene with a topless fortune tellar (who has three nipples), and there is just brief nudity before that. The language is not as bad as other Kevin Smith movies. I'd say about 15 F-Words. The social behavoir is bad because they are just hanging around at the mall, but then again, they feel very important about their girlfriends.
Teen, 14 years old Written byT-Rod December 31, 2010
AGE
15
QUALITY
 

OFF 12-; IFFY 13-14; ON 15+

my tagline: NO MOTIVATION. NO MORALS. THEIR MALL. THEY ARE "MALLRATS." Mallrats is a cult classic that I decided to give a glancing chance...and boy, am I glad I did! Dreamcatcher showed me Jason Lee was capable of much more than what he'd done in Alvin and the Chipmunks. Unfortunately, though, he wasn't able to save either movie. Dogma was a breath of fresh air after both. And this is Lee at his best, with many, many, MANY laugh out loud moments from the entire cast. Jason Lee actually delivers, in my opinion, the funniest line in the entire film. And it's actually the very first line in the movie! "One time my cousin Walter got this cat stuck up his *ss. True story. He bought it at our local mall, so the whole fiasco wound up on the news. It was embarrasing for my relatives and all, but next week, he did it again. Different cat, same results, complete with another trip to the emergency room. So, I run into him a week later in the mall and he's buying another cat. And I says to him, 'Jesus, Walt! What are you doing? You know you're just gonna get this cat stuck up your *ss too. Why don't you knock it off?' And he said to me, 'Brodie, how the h*ll else am I supposed to get the gerbil out?' My cousin was a weird guy." It's never mentioned again, it doesn't further the story(It'd be weird if it did, though, wouldn't it?), it's so random, and it makes no sense!...And it's hilarious. Some of my highlights of the film were the scenes with Stan Lee and the Game Show scene. Excellence! It's hilarious! I know I'm being real repetitive and unspecific, but...nyeh. pOSITIVE pIECES: "Don't give up on something you can't go a day without." I forgot who said that, it's not in the movie, but it's a constant theme in the film. Both Brodie(Lee) and T.S.(London) have suffered a recent breakup with each others girlfriends, and they both have to learn to stop b*tching and moaning and do something about it. Brodie has to come to grips with the fact that he has feelings for Rene that are more than just mindless sex, and then tries to do everything in his power to prove to her that he cares for her and is not just saying "sorry" without meaning it. Brodie is also constantly trying to get T.S. to cheer up and get over Brandi, and upon realizing that she's the real deal to him, he encourages him to do something about it(even if his ideas aren't as great as the advice). Both guys(boys, men, how old are they supposed to be, again?) need to realize they can't go down without a fight and take action. vIOLENT vEIL: Some fist fights ensue, none of which have any blood. Many a man gets a cheap shot to the crotch, and one woman gets an accidental elbow to the boob. Also, a man is hit on the head with a metal bat. nYEH nONSENSE (oR sEXUAL sTUFF): Sexual dialogue is pervasive and constant...which is kinda what pervasive means...sooo...yeah. Well, anyways, there's a lot of it. It absolutely COATS the script. But sexual dialogue is the LEAST of your problems. A couple has sex in an elavator(no nudity), and two people are shown having sex on tape(they're naked but no nudity is show). Breasts are shown 2 or 3 times, one of which is drawn out to at least 5 minutes. Sex is also hinted at and given the alias "making 'whoopie'." Gay jokes and other sexual jokes are also common. Make out scenes, and a brief scene of a man's butt. Also, underage sex is discussed and shown. oBSCENITIES aND oBSCENE pROFANITIES: Over 50 uses of the F Bomb(often in sexual terms) and other unnecessary curses are not shied upon. dRUG dANGERS: Silent Bob tries to levitate a cigarette throughout the entire film, Crack is smoked, but I don't think it's on screen. They also talk about various drugs, their uses, and the times they've used them. nEGATIVE nUDGES: I've already mentioned the underage sex and drugs, the obvious stuff, but police also falsely accuse two men, destroying public property is looked at as just another chore, a father plots to keep his daughter from marrying a boy he dislikes, characters, more often than not, act selfishly and lustfully, and often, as Brodie puts it, "talk out of their *ss." nEGATIVE rOLE mODELS: It is also worth mentioning that the protagonists, or "heroes", break the law, are c*ck hounds, are idiots, usually don't think about how their actions will affect others, and are just not nice. All-In-All: I love this movie. It's hilarious and wrong in all the right ways. One of the really great things, the reason so many people love this movie, is because of how REALISTIC these characters are. They seem like real people! They talk like real people, act like real people(a bit extreme), think like real people, and, most of all, FEEL like real people. And that's just awesome and something you don't see in even the greatest of movies. In the Greats of movies, they're usually drama or action, so they usually act a certain way to make the plot better, they bend to the movie's plot and story. Here, the plot and story bend to the characters actions and thoughts. It's a nice change. And even though it's not nice, it's an excellent movie.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 14 years old Written byJimmy brew March 13, 2015
AGE
14
QUALITY
 

Racy,drug-filled,crass high school comedy for older kids

My rating:R for sexual content,language and drinking
Teen, 15 years old Written byJoshTheFifthBeatle October 21, 2012
AGE
13
QUALITY
 

Very funny, but not a 'great flick'.

I am a huge Kevin Smith fan, and this film is utterly hilarious. But it falls flat in comparison to Clerks, Chasing Amy, Dogma, etc. That being said, I do feel it's okay for teens 13+. It is violent, but in a cartoonish manner, never does the violence seem realistic, nor like anything is actually hurting. Sex is one of the main plotlines through-out the flick, so much so that in the beginning Brodie, the main character, tells a story of his cousin Walter and his adventures with hamsters and cats. It's a Kevin Smith film, so language is to be expected. The film is set in a mall, so consumerism is one of the most over-tonic elements of the film. There is references to marijuana and drinking in the film also.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 13 years old Written byasecoolish February 5, 2011
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
its funny but like all other Kevin smith movies it is not for kid there's tons of crude language and drug references not a kids movie adults may enjoy it and mature teens but no kids.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 17 years old Written byoctober1985 July 17, 2009
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Kid, 11 years old April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age
QUALITY
 

this is the crowning achevement of kevin smith

damn right