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Heartwarming / Clerks II

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"Clerks II has a dirty mind, but its heart is pure."
— New York Times critic A.O. Scott's review.

  • Pretty much the whole ending: Jay and Silent Bob offer Dante and Randal the money to buy the Quick Stop; Dante proposes to Becky; and Dante and Randal buy, fix up, and re-open the Quick Stop together.
  • Jay has "Justice TLF" written on the back of his jacket. He's still waiting for her...
  • The final scene.
    Dante: Can you feel it?
    Randal: Feel what?
    Dante: Today is the first day of the rest of our lives.
    • Zoom out on Dante and Randal starting one of their Seinfeldian Conversations as the picture fades to black and white, all to Soul Asylum's "Misery." Kevin Smith actually had the song cued up on a boom box off-camera, which caught Jeff Anderson (Randal) completely by surprise and made him start crying on the first take. You know it's a crowner when even the actors get emotional over it.
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  • When Randal tells Elias that once Dante leaves, he'd be his new best friend. Consider how much of a Jerkass Randall was to Elias, it really says something.
  • Though how they're going about is questionable to say the least, Jay and Silent Bob really do want to turn their lives around. (Especially heart warming is that this mirror Jason Mewes's-Jay's actor- own rehabilitation, after his heroin addiction almost landed him prison.) It's pretty much summed up with one line:
    Pot-buying teen: Is that a fucking Bible?
    Jay:Hey, hey, the HOLY fucking Bible, son.
  • The go-cart scene.
  • Random as it may be, the “ABC” segment is really sweet. Aside from Becky teaching Dante to dance (and seeing him slowly fall in love with her) are all the shots of these normally cynical characters happily dancing along to this classic feel-good song without a second thought.

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