Ten years after the original, slacker heroes Dante (Brian O'Halloran) and Randal (Jeff Anderson) have become "funployees" at Mooby's fast food. In addition to offending customers and debating anything and everything, their responsibilities now include ragging on their uber-nerd co-worker (Trevor Fehrman) and teasing their sexy manager (Rosario Dawson). But when Dante announces his plan to leave New Jersey, Randal plots a shocking and hysterical going-away party that will alter their lives forever. .
Improving on a nineties comedy classic is a hell of a challenge but Kevin Smith manages it in this excellent follow-up. The original cheapo black and white look is gone but the scabrous dialogue about... well, nothing really, still provides the bedrock of the humour. Smith broadens the focus of the film just a touch,changing the setting and bringing in three excellent new characters, including his wife Jen as Dante's fiancée and a brilliant Rosario Dawson who softens her usual vamp act and twinkles gorgeously from behind a pair of specs. Standout for me though,is Jeff Anderson who is appealingly dorky as the central pair's junior co-worker and instantly becomes the butt of Randall's rants.Not one to watch with the in-laws (unless they're into donkey love), but hugely dirty fun. Thanks, Mr. Smith!
Unlike the other reviewers I have not seen the original. It is really good fun. I did object to the claim that it starred Ben Affleck. His cameo is possibly the briefest since Hitchcock. A bit of a goof-ball (I don't use the phrase endearingly) but the characters mix well and when everyone dances together to Michael Jackson I defy you not to smile. The scene with Kelly the animal eroticist is hysterical.