Clerks : Terrible acting

Terrible acting

I used to love this movie! I'm 35 so it was my era... But damn the acting in this film is shocking!

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All volunteered work done in one take, maybe two.

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Which is part of its charm.


He's taking the knife out of the Cheese!
Do you think he wants some cheese?


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That's because this was like everyone's acting debut!

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Yeah that really stuck out to me too. The acting in this was often in the same class as what you see in premium porn.

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Most of the actors seemed to be from community theatre. Some might think the horrible acting was part of the charm, but in retrospect, Clerks is just a bad film. Kevin Smith's films do not hold up at all to time.

I'll take Punctuality

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They hold up just fine. The acting's bad in most places, but fairly good in others.

Can't stop the signal.

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It's a bunch of nobodies in a zero-budget amateur film. What do you expect?

Anyone here mentions Hotel California dies before the first line clears his lips.

The Cinefiles - Kevin Smith: A Point/Counter-Point

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Agreed, much of the acting was terrible.
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