In October 1995 we were given a great gift. The gift of life, the gift of the second ever motion picture directed by Kevin Smith. We were gifted with Mallrats.
A comedy about two down on their luck guys who get dumped by their girlfriends and in hopes to cheer themselves up where they get greeted with all the hijinks that occur at the mall. Oh, plus Jay and Silent Bob are there too!
Now the critics originally didn't love this movie nor did the movie goers. In movie review and well, movie spending terms this movie was a bomb, a flop if you will. With the original budget around 6 million dollars and it only taking in barely a third of which.
Yet, it's a classic film that show cases a lot of unknown stars at the time and a only a few well known stars. The somewhat well known stars are/were Michael Rooker, Priscilla Barnes and of course Beverly Hills 90210 star Shannen Doherty.
While the film showcased numerous unknown talent it actually gave birth to some of the soon to be great talent from Ben Affleck, Jason Lee, and Ethan Suplee. The later two of course would go onto star in the NBC sitcom My Name Is Earl...
As the time has gone by, we have soon learned that the movie is actually better than first received. Almost a slight cult following has begun to follow this movie as it's been released to VHS and then to DVD. Even with a ten year anniversary version that has added more minutes of deleted scenes and other various things changing the entire aspect of the movie.
To me this is one of the great films you must watch, I for one never was a "Mallrat" yet, I did visit a few malls and recently mentioned one of the malls that I at times had visited that has since gone under. A.K.A. Lathem Circle Mall.
I'm not here to tell you to go out and view this movie or to give it a rating of any sort. I'm just here to let you know that it's a movie and it's something I enjoyed watching. And hey, go watch it.
But then again, if you don't feel like it. Oh, well, it's not my loss. It's only yours. But maybe... ehh.. let's make my edited version of Mallrats... Or the HachMe Edition of Mallrats...
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