Las Vegas Film Society

Clerks

Just because they serve you...
Doesn't mean they like you.

MIRAMAX FILMS presents A VIEW ASKEW PRODUCTION "CLERKS" BRIAN O'HALLORAN JEFF ANDERSON
MARILYN GHIGLIOTTI JASON MEWES LISA SPOONAUER director of photography DAVID KLIEN
produced by SCOTT MOSIER & KEVIN SMITH written and directed by KEVIN SMITH

Ok, first thing I have to mention before getting into the nitty gritty on this film, is that it is filmed in black & white. Personally, I think it adds a bit to the film, but whether you enjoy your films in black and white or require that everything be in color, you will forget that this film is in B&W within the first 10 minutes.

Now, I am not the biggest fan of independent movies. Most "collegiate" movies make my stomach wrench. I hate listening to the Cranberries, I can't stand Weezer, and I often wonder why there is still a band that goes by the name Metallica. What I can tell you is this: "Clerks" is a smart film, brilliantly written, superbly acted, and is the original brainchild of Kevin Smith (now of Mall Rats and Chasing Amy fame).

Without going too much into plot, this is basically the story of two guys' day at work as convenience store and video store clerks. Anyone who has ever worked a similar job will howl with laughter as they see what these two guys go through, and those that have never worked this type of job will probably look a little differently at the person on the other side of the counter.

Either way, I can't think of a better way to spend 92 minutes. Be sure to listen to the RealAudio clip from "Clerks", after which I am sure you will definitely want to rent this one on your next trip to the video store. Be warned, however, this film is Rated 'R' for very explicit language and adult situations. (There is no nudity in this film).

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