Writer-director Kevin Smith's fifth and final installment of his New Jersey Chronicles (which began in 1994 with the breakout, low-budget comedy CLERKS) is a chance for scene-stealing, foulmouthed stoner Jay (Jason Mewes) and his taciturn sidekick/"hetero life mate" Silent Bob (Smith) to carry their own movie. When comic store mogul Brodie (Jason Lee, reprising his MALLRATS role) informs Jay and Silent Bob that a movie featuring their comic book alter egos, Bluntman and Chronic, is about to be made, the duo demands a cut from the comic's creator, Holden (Ben Affleck, in his CHASING AMY role). Holden explains that his ex-partner, Banky (Lee again) has sold them out, and shows them some angry Internet posts from Bluntman and Chronic fans. Fearing for their reputations, Jay and Silent Bob embark on a cross-country odyssey to Hollywood to stop the film. En route, they run afoul of a Charlie's Angels-type jewelry thief ring--one of whom, Justice (Shannon Elizabeth) takes a liking to Jay--an orangutan, a Federal Wildlife Marshall (Will Ferrell), and Miramax studio security. Smith's fond farewell to his intertwined Jersey characters is a lovingly crude, broad comedy rife with celebrity cameos, slapstick movie spoofs, and clever jabs at Hollywood.
Morris Day - Singer/Actor
Eliza Dushku - Actress/ TRUE LIES, Faith on "Buffy"
Kevin Smith - Writer/Director, CLERKS, DOGMA
Scott Mosier - Producer, Kevin Smith's Partner
Tim Simonec - Score Conductor
Isis Mussenden - Costume Designer
Jason Biggs - Actor
Ben Affleck - Oscar-winning actor/screenwriter, GOOD WILL HUNTING
Jason Mewes - American actor, CLERKS
Renee Humphrey - Actress/"Fun"
Jamie Anderson - Director of Photography, COMEBACK SEASON (2006)
Wes Craven - Horror Writer/Director
Wesley Earl Craven - Horror Writer/Director
James Van Der Beek - Actor, DAWSON'S CREEK, VARSITY BLUES (1998)
Seann William Scott - American actor, AMERICAN WEDDING, ICE AGE: THE MELTDOWN
Matt Damon - American actor, screenwriter, GOOD WILL HUNTING (1997)
Jason Lee - American actor, MALLRATS/My Name is Earl
Diedrich Bader - TV/Film Actor
Gus Van Sant - American Director/Screenwriter, MILK, LAST DAYS
Robert "Ratface" Holtzman - Production Designer, CLERKS II (2006)
Robert H. Holtzman - Production Designer, CLERKS II (2006)
Robert Holtzman - Production Designer, CLERKS II (2006)
James Venable - Composer, POWERPUFF GIRLS MOVIE (2002)
James L. Venable - Composer, POWERPUFF GIRLS MOVIE (2002)
Judd Nelson - American actor
Joey Lauren Adams - Actress/"Sleep With Me"
Joey Adams - Actress/"Sleep With Me"
Mark Hamill - American actor, STAR WARS
Ali Larter - Actress
Will Ferrell - Actor, ELF/MELINDA AND MELINDA
Shannon Elizabeth - Actress/Model, AMERICAN PIE (2000)
Dwight Ewell - Actor/"Flirt"
Jeff Anderson - Actor
Carrie Fisher - American actress, STAR WARS, POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE
Chris Rock - American Actor/Comedian, THE CHRIS ROCK SHOW
George Carlin - Comedian, actor
Theatrical release: August 24, 2001
"...As funny as humanly possible....I laughed until my face hurt..." - 09/01/2001 Premiere, p.86-7
"...JAY AND SILENT BOB does have some tickling good notions....There's also some shockingly funny stuff....And not since the days of Mr. Hope and SON OF PALEFACE have so many performers appeared as themselves, or made fun of themselves..." - 08/24/2001 New York Times, p.E8
"...Full of hearty laughs....[The] episodes provoke knowing giggles, ending Smith's 'New Jersey Chronicles' on a high note..." - 08/24/2001 USA Today, p.1E
"...There are lots of hilarious, off-the-wall incidents, and the film has a likable, freewheeling spirit to go with its knockabout plot..." - 08/24/2001 Los Angeles Times, p.4
"...One of the most good-natured, ebullient and enjoyable comedies in ages..." - 12/01/2001 Total Film, p.98