Clerks (1994)   2/52/52/52/52/5

Clerks (1994) starring Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Marilyn Ghigliotti, Lisa Spoonhauer, Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith

Clerks Not Working

A day in the lives of two convenience clerks named Dante (Brian O'Halloran) and Randal (Jeff Anderson) as they sort of do their jobs whilst frequently annoying customers, discuss movies and sex, and play hockey on the store roof.

Here is my thing, Kevin Smith is obviously good at what he does, if he wasn't he wouldn't have so many fans, but is what he does any good? Now there will be those probably spitting feathers because of what I said but I along with others who struggle with Kevin Smith's movies put it down to two things; generation and location.

Now it is self explanatory really but "Clerks" too many will tap in to how they feel, the youth, the college kids, the recently graduated who feel the country owes them everything and are bored with their sucky lives working behind a counter. There is nothing wrong with that, half a decade earlier I might have felt the same but when "Clerks" came out and I saw it I had gone past that point and so what this movie was saying, ironically unintentionally no longer resonated with me.

The other thing is the location element because this was shot in New Jersey and I am sure that those who lived in the area of New Jersey will resonate with the feelings and humour of the movie more than say some one who is older and from Britain. There is nothing wrong with that as if someone made a similar movie about working in the garage near where I live I doubt it would appeal to those in another country who might find it utterly boring and pretty moronic.

As such what this all boils down to is that "Clerks" isn't for me as I live in the wrong place and am the wrong age for it to appeal. That doesn't make it a bad movie as like with all generational movies it speaks to a certain group.