YMMV / Jersey Girl

  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Ben Affleck call his Garbage Truck "The Batmobile." Come 2016... Even funnier is that that there is a scene later on in the film where Batman and Deadshot start talking about parenting.
  • He Really Can Act: This is widely considered George Carlin's best performance as an actor. Not surprisingly, Kevin Smith wrote the role specifically for him.
  • It's Not Supposed to Win Oscars: Kevin Smith himself infamously responded to the film's rather lukewarm critical reception by stating that it was "not for critics". He later specified that he made it for his daughter. Several critics applauded Smith for trying something new, however.
  • Overshadowed by Controversy: The movie may have saved a little face had it not come immediately in the wake of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez's massively overhyped relationship, which indirectly resulted in the nuclear disaster known as Gigli.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: Because it looked and felt more traditionally "Hollywood" than his other movies, many felt Kevin Smith had sold out with this movie.