From director Kevin Smith comes CLERKS - one wild day in the life of a pair of overworked counter jockeys whose razor-sharp wit and on-the-job antics give a whole new meaning to customer service.
The movie that started it all
Absolute must own
Love his movies but my one complaint is DOGMA is my favaorite movie of his yet has never been on itune in US but its in England itunes why every other movie he has done is here minus dogma
Clerks is a modern classic. It defied the rules and changed the way we think about what a film can be.
Btw (and not related) when the hell are the people at Apple going to learn the difference between a movie Trailer & a movie Clip? C'mon, pull your heads out of your asses, iTunes.
Wish it was in color
Other than it being in black and white... A good movie.
By Net half
This is my most favorite comedy ever made. It is PURE GOLD FROM START TO FINISH! I promise not one dull moment.
A True "Essential" Indeed
By Corey Matthews
Thank you iTunes for making this an Essential movie! I look forward to seeing what film you select each week as your "Essential."
Loved this movie growing up!
Love Kevin Smith’s movies. If you haven’t seen any Kevin Smith movies you should start with this one.
A Real “Killer” B Movie (one of 237!)
By D. Scott Apel
This review is an excerpt from my book “Killer B’s: The 237 Best Movies On Video You’ve (Probably) Never Seen,” which is available as an ebook on iBooks. If you enjoy this review, there are 236 more like it in the book (plus a whole lot more). Check it out!
CLERKS: Dante (O’Halloran) isn’t even supposed to be there today, but he shows up at the convenience store to fill in for a friend. And he spends the day in Convenience Store Hell, forced to deal with his ambitious, obnoxious girlfriend, his anti-ambitious best-bud Randal (Anderson), who works (yeah, right, “works”) in the video store next door, and his idealized ex-girlfriend, who dumped him years ago but now wants to make up. Not to mention the nutjob customers, shoplifters and smokers (of all ages), his rooftop roller hockey league, his ex-g’friend’s love monkey, his dead friend, and his basic life-in-a-senseless-funk-going-down-the-toilet attitude. Worst of all—he’s not even supposed to BE there today!
It’s a triumph of “BOB” (“Brains Over Budget”). When you’ve got no money to make a movie, you’ve got only one thing to depend on: talent. Smith has it in abundance. The dialog is archetypal, distilled Gen X: overeducated, undermotivated, overanalyzed, underachieving. It’s a movie about slackers with no resources except a brain, a mouth and other sex organs, by a guy who knows them inside out. The film is built on its dialog, and it’s outrageous, brilliant and hilarious. But...37?
"It takes different strokes to move the world"- Dante
One of the best things about this movie is about how honest it is. The realistic pauses in conversations, the conversations themselves; and the customers. I work as a clerk myself, and I can honestly say Ihave at least half of the conversations Dante has had with customers. This is the perfect picture of the service industry.