History YMMV / Mallrats

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''."
10th Sep '16 7:12:20 AM themisterfree
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** Brodie accusing Gil Hicks of being a "Closet Case Self Loather." Jason Lee who played Brodie, later goes on to play a character in Film/ChasingAmy that is revealed to be the exact description of that.
** 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. Com 1995, he's in this movie, playing the (fictional) host of a transparent ripoff of ''The Dating Game''.

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** Brodie accusing Gil Hicks of being a "Closet Case Self Loather." Jason Lee who played Brodie, later goes on to play a character in Film/ChasingAmy ''Film/ChasingAmy'' that is revealed to be the exact description of that.
** 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. Com Come 1995, he's in this movie, playing the (fictional) host of a transparent ripoff of ''The Dating Game''.
8th Sep '16 11:39:39 PM NWolfman
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The film is pretty much dripping with 90s culture.

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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.
8th Sep '16 11:37:58 PM NWolfman
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* FriendlyFandoms: With Michael Moore's ''Film/CanadianBacon'', which opened around the same time to similarly horrid returns. Smith and Moore later had to do a press conference together for their respective films and reportedly sulked all the way through, asking one another how much they had anticipated their movies would make.

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* FriendlyFandoms: With Michael Moore's ''Film/CanadianBacon'', which was produced by the same studio and opened around the same time to similarly horrid returns. Smith and Moore later had to do a press conference together for their respective films and reportedly sulked all the way through, asking one another how much they had anticipated their movies would make.
4th May '16 10:53:02 AM themisterfree
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** [[Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982 Thorgrim]] is a security guard.

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** [[Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982 Thorgrim]] / [[Series/CaptainPowerAndTheSoldiersOfTheFuture Lt. Michael "Tank" Ellis]] is a security guard.
4th May '16 10:52:23 AM 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. Com 1995, he's in this movie, playing the (fictional) host of a transparent ripoff of ''The Dating Game''.
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