Unlike the mass Band-Waggon jumpers of this world, who constantly slate this movie when holding it in comparison to Kevin Smith's earlier efforts, Im a fan. I loved Clerks, Dogma, and Chasing Amy for there ascerbic humour and unique storylines, I loved Mallrats and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back for being, just plain simple laugh out loud comedies. In Jersey Girl Smith made a movie thats just flat out enjoyable, and no comparison to his previous 5 should take away from that. It may not carry his usual edgy dialouge, but the whole point for me is that it doesnt need to. As far as Smith selling out to the mainstream goes, if its the movie he wanted to make then how can he be? The cast( Affleck and Carlin especially) are all excellent, The movie looks superb and it deserves far more recognition that it recieved.