Jersey Girl

Well folks, writer/director of Dogma, Kevin Smith, has grown up. A lot.

Jersey Girl is a classically constructed story of a high-power Manhattan publicist, Ollie (Ben Affleck) who gets married only to have his wife die in childbirth. He gets fired when he loses it at a press event for the Will Smith – and has to move back to Jersey to live with his dad.

Lots of Catholic imagery and some Catholic culture references, (along with the typical bathroom, body parts and porn humor – after all, Kevin Smith is the writer) and a wonderful conversation between Will Smith (playing himself) and Ollie about children, family and what really matters.

I will be very interested to see what Smith’s fan base has to say about this film. Kevin Smith hasn’t sold out – he’s grown up.

 

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