3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Flawed - erratric writing and acting - but brilliant,
By A Customer
This review is from: Clerks [VHS]  (VHS Tape)
What to say? A debut film stuffed with paradoxes. Jeff Anderson's acting starts off terrible, but then his Randal character gets shown off in some of the best scenes (the telephone order at the video shop, the "my cousin Walter" story in the car) ... Marilyn Ghigliotti (Veronica) is a great actress but suffers through no fault of her own from an over-sympathetic treatment from the script ... The dialogue gets horribly overwritten in places, but then there's the brilliant, lightning-quick-wit scenes: the cigarette incident, Olaf the Berzerker, the "Gatorade argument" before the hockey game ... Don't get me wrong, I really like this film - it's got "early 90's grunge" written all over it, and there are a few real bittersweet moments hidden amongst all that gloriously outrageous filth - but don't be surprised if you find yourself wanting to fast-forward through some of the flatter scenes on the third or fourth viewing. Still, highly recommended.