Mallrats – Filtered

Theatrical Release: October 20, 1995
DVD Release: July 20, 1999


Brodie Bruce, a Sega and comic book obsessed college student, and his best friend, TS Quint, are both dumped by their girlfriends on the same day, and to deal with their loss, they both go to the local mall. Along the way, they meet up with some friends, including Willam, a guy who stares at Magic Eye pictures, desprately trying to see the hidden image; Gwen, one of TS’s ex-girlfriends; and Jay and Silent Bob, of Clerks fame. Eventually, they decide to try and win back their significant others, and take care of their respective nemesises (TS’s girlfriend’s father, and a store clerk who hates the two for not having any shopping agenda).

Dove Review

Two friends, Brodie and TS, both get dumped by their girlfriends and end up going to the mall to comfort themselves. While there, they both decide to try and win back their girls, despite a few obstacles (an overprotective dad and a new love interest).

“Mall Rats” is a movie that is not worth your time to rent. For starters, in its unedited edition, it is a 1hour 37 minute movie and after filtering, it ends up being right around an hour! There was so much cut out that the movie jumped around, was super choppy and ended up seeming like a second rate flick. Secondly, even though there weren’t any actual sex scenes, the movie was full of sexual undertones and implications. Not a good family film at all.

Content Description

Faith: None
Violence: Guy punches and kicks another guy.
Sex: Guy pats a girl on the butt, guy kisses girl, another guy and girl kissing, talk about sleeping together, guy talks about how many women he has had compared to Mick Jagger, girl and guy have a conversation about sneaking in and out of room for sex
Language: None
Violence: Guy punches and kicks another guy.
Drugs: Smoking
Nudity: Guy in boxers, guy in towel, short skirt.
Other: None


Company: Gramercy Pictures
Writer: Kevin Smith
Director: Kevin Smith
Producer: Sean Daniel
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 94 min.
Reviewer: Sarah Bennor