History YMMV / Mallrats

1st Jun '17 12:47:28 AM PrincessGwen
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The film is pretty much dripping with 90s culture. In fact, the ''Dating Game''-inspired game show makes it one of the few film's that dates itself by being nostalgic for a previous generation.
1st Jun '17 12:44:33 AM PrincessGwen
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* ExecutiveMeddling: Narrowly averted. Studio execs wanted to [[TheOtherDarrin recast Jay with]] Creator/SethGreen. Kevin Smith stuck to his guns and insisted that Jason Mewes was the right person for the role. The studio still kept Green on call just in case, and refused to pay for Mewes' travel fees or hotel costs, and were even prepared to fire him on the first day of shooting if they felt he wasn't good enough. Smith let Mewes know about this, prompting him to prove him to give a better performance, and the studio finally caved.
27th May '17 2:07:12 PM NWolfman
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** Brodie (Creator/JasonLee) tells a story about his cousin using what he thinks are his last moments jerk off on an airplane going down, only for the plane to straighten out. In ''Film/AlmostFamous'', the drummer for Lee's character's band uses what he thinks are his last moments in an airplane going down to do... something ''slightly'' less embarrassing[[note]]"Fuck it! I'm gay!"[[/note]] before the plane straightens out.
8th May '17 8:31:36 AM CosmicFerret
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* JustHereForGodzilla: Some ''{{Series/Charmed}}'' fans watch the movie for Shannen Doherty, as it's one of her few big theatrical roles.

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* JustHereForGodzilla: Some ''{{Series/Charmed}}'' fans watch the movie for Shannen Doherty, Creator/ShannenDoherty, as it's one of her few big theatrical roles.
5th Apr '17 3:20:18 PM jccw227
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* ExecutiveMeddling: Narrowly averted. Studio execs wanted to [[TheOtherDarrin recast Jay with]] Creator/SethGreen. Kevin Smith stuck to his guns and insisted that Jason Mewes was the right person for the role. The studio still kept Green on call just in case, and refused to pay for Mewes' travel fees or hotel costs, and were even prepared to fire him on the first day of shooting if they felt he wasn't good enough. Smith let Mewes know about this, prompting him to prove him to give a better performance, and the studio finally caved.
19th Mar '17 2:19:35 PM Pren
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* SophomoreSlump: The film got a horrible critical reception after ''Clerks'' got Smith pegged as the next huge director. Smith himself pretty much embraced it, to the point of chastising the marketing department for ''Chasing Amy'' after they claimed he made "a big splash with ''Clerks'' and an even bigger splash with ''Mallrats''."

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* SophomoreSlump: The film got a horrible critical reception after ''Clerks'' got Smith pegged as the next huge director. Smith himself pretty much embraced it, to the point of chastising the marketing department for ''Chasing Amy'' after they claimed he made "a big splash with ''Clerks'' and an even bigger splash with ''Mallrats''."
19th Mar '17 2:19:00 PM Pren
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* SophomoreSlump: The film got a horrible critical reception after ''Clerks'' got Smith pegged as the next huge director. Smith himself pretty much embraced it, to the point of chastising the marketing department for ''Chasing Amy'' after they claimed he made "a big splash with ''Clerks'' and an even bigger splash with ''Mallrats''."
5th Mar '17 7:10:07 PM themisterfree
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** Art James' last hosted game show, the original US version of ''Series/CatchPhrase'', was replaced by ''Perfect Match'', one of the numerous relationship-based "game" shows from the era. Come 1995, he's in this movie, playing the (fictional) host of a transparent ripoff of ''The Dating Game''.

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** Art James' last hosted game show, the original US version of ''Series/CatchPhrase'', was replaced by ''Perfect Match'', one which was basically a knockoff of the numerous relationship-based "game" shows from the era. ''Series/TheNewlywedGame'' hosted by [[Series/{{Blackout}} Bob]] [[Series/WheelOfFortune Goen]]. Come 1995, he's Art James appears in this movie, playing the (fictional) host of a transparent ripoff of ''The Dating Game''.
30th Nov '16 7:19:33 PM NWolfman
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** This is also Jason Lee's first film role.

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** This is also Jason Lee's first film role.role, coming off of a successful career as a skateboarder.
23rd Nov '16 11:54:01 AM fearlessnikki
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* BestKnownForTheFanservice: The topless fortune teller with three nipples, or else the fifteen-year-old doing a sex study are the most remembered details about the film.



* JustHereForGodzilla: Some ''{{Series/Charmed}}'' fans watch the movie for Shannen Doherty, as it's one of her few big theatrical roles.



* ToughActToFollow: Coming right after ''Film/{{Clerks}}'' made this film subject to a lot of unfair comparisons at the time.
** In the commentary, Smith chastises the video box description of ''Film/ChasingAmy'' for outright lying by saying he'd made "a big splash with ''Clerks'' and an even bigger splash with ''Mallrats''."

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* ToughActToFollow: Coming right after ''Film/{{Clerks}}'' made this film subject to a lot of unfair comparisons at the time.
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time. In the commentary, Smith chastises the video box description of ''Film/ChasingAmy'' for outright lying by saying he'd made "a big splash with ''Clerks'' and an even bigger splash with ''Mallrats''."
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