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Clerks -- Raunchy gutter-talk comedy about a day in a New Jersey convenience store whose bored cashier (Brian O'Halloran) passes the time in graphic sexual conversations with a cretinous buddy (Jeff Anderson) as well as past and present lovers (Lisa Spoonhauer and Marilyn Ghigliotti). Writer-director Kevin Smith presents a limited assortment of young adults, including drug users and sellers, all of whom regard promiscuity as casual fun to be enjoyed without thought of commitment or consequences. Extensive graphic descriptions of oral sex, positive view of teen-age sexual relationships, off-screen necrophilia, brief drug abuse and constant rough language. (O) (R) 1994
These movies have been evaluated for artistic merit and moral suitability by the media reviewing division of Catholic News Service. The reviews include the CNS rating, the Motion Picture Association of America rating, and a brief synopsis of the movie.
The classifications are as follows:
A-I -- general patronage;
A-II -- adults and adolescents;
A-III -- adults;
L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. L replaces the previous classification, A-IV.
O -- morally offensive.
Note: Some movies previously were designated A-IV. Older films with this classification should be regarded as classified L.