Left Header Right Header
Header 3a   Header Right End A Header Right End B Space
Header Left 3b
Movie Reviews Movie Trivia
FREE Membership MatchFlick Friday - Win Free DVDs






Member Login  [help]
 
 
 
 
 
Member Trends
 Top 10 List
 Exclusive Interviews
 Horror Club
 Zombie Club
Movie News
 Current News
 News Archives
Message Board
 Go To The Forum
Cool Statistics
 Member Stats
 Trivia Stats
Columns   [more]
 One Is All It Us...
 A Cornucopia Of ...
 So Many Famous F...
 A Very Good Year...
 Column Archives
Popular Movies  [more]
 World War Z
 Mission Impossible 4
 Twilight Breaking Dawn
Popular People  [more]
 Leonardo DiCaprio
 Megan Fox
 Tom Cruise
Membership
 Join for FREE
 FAQs
 About MatchFlick
 Privacy Policy
Contests
 Guess That Scene
Syndication
 RSS Feeds
  
MatchFlick Member Reviews
Jersey Girl
5 reviews

review this movie

read all reviews

Movie Details

view all movie information
Directed By
Kevin Smith

Cast:
Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler, George Carlin, Stephen Root, Mike Starr, Jason Biggs, Jennifer Lopez, Matt Damon, Raquel Castro

Buy on DVD
 
 
Jersey Girl (2004)
email this review to a friend

Movie Review by Zara
January 27th, 2007

I Just Can't Get Behind it

I'm a Kevin Smith fan. Well, I'm slowly beginning to adjust that statement to reflect as such: I WAS a Kevin Smith fan.

While I shall forever love and appreciate the man who brought me CLERKS (the original ONLY), MALLRATS, CHASING AMY and DOGMA, I simply can't stand behind the fat man who lucked out, married a hot chick and replicated with her. Something snapped within Smith after finding the easy life.

I understand that I can't expect directors to always make the exact same crap over and over. But I would like to think that the core values of a director will never change. While I don't think that Smith needs to constantly try and reproduce the vulgar genius of his first few movies, it was really the fact that he cut through the sh*t and told it like it was that made people like his work so much.

The story in JERSEY GIRL follows a man who falls in love with a woman (yeah, I can't get over the Ben/Jen bullsh*t that was going on when this was being filmed. Smith knew it as well and that is why he cut so much of her role out of the movie), marries her, makes a kid with her and then loses her when she dies after childbirth. Big whoop. That story's been told over and over and over.

It's hard to think of new ideas all the time, but that's what Smith's first 4 movies accomplished. They took a point of view that hadn't been explored and put a stamp forever on film history. But as time has gone by, it's feeling as if Smith just isn't trying anymore. He's simply taking from the book that's in front of him and writing about his experiences in life.

That's fine for any other director. It might even be good for Smith if he could pull it off. The problem is that he's not built for making light-hearted observations on life. His view is best represented when he takes something simple and looks at it from a slightly skewed angle. Hell, he should realize this fact, it's what he named his production company "View Askew," isn't it?

The movie disappointed me. Thoroughly and depressingly so. This is not a good movie, not a good script, not a good story and certainly not what Smith should be doing ever again.

email this review to a friend

Comment on this Review:

Sorry, you must be a member to add comments to reviews.

Join or Login.


Subscribe to MatchFlick Movie Reviews through RSS



  Terms of Use | Press | Contact Us
Partnership and Advertising Opportunities | Movie Database | Merchandise

©2004-2017 MatchFlick®. All rights reserved.
©MOVIE IMAGES ARE COPYRIGHT PROTECTED AND THE PROPERTY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OWNERS

Web Analytics