J&SB Strike Back No. 1 in Pittsburgh

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Posted by BriGuy at dap-208-40-153-206.nfas.perrysville.sns234.pa.stargate.net on August 28, 2001 at 09:18:40:

According to a report in Tuesday morning's Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Jay and Silent Bob may have come in third nationally, but did well enough last weekend to claim the top spot in Pittsburgh, Pa. - home, of course, to Dogma. It beat "American Pie 2," which came in second in Pittsburgh.

The reviewer, who gave the movie only one-and-a-half stars if I recall correctly but didn't really say anything bad about the film, contradicted himself again in this piece: "Easily the strongest performing of the new wide-release films is Kevin Smith's slacker spoof, "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back." Even though it performed well below expectations nationally, it's doing just enough business here to wrestle No. 1 away from the other contenders."

Below expectations? Just whose "expectations" is he referring to? Obviously not Kevin's, as everyone knows from his statement on the matter. And exactly who else's would matter more than his??? And you can tell this reviewer doesn't want to give the movie or Kevin the credit either is due by his use of the phrase, "...it's doing just enough business here to..." Obviously, he did not want to have to write that THAT movie did so well.

As if I needed any more motivation to see it again. I was going to anyway. I can't wait until it comes out on video!

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