The “Behind the Scenes” featurette is a chance for Smith and co. to pimp his previous movies, and is disappointingly traditional in terms of the content. Informative...? Yes. Ass licking..? Yes. For a better insight into the film making talent that is Kevin Smith you need to watch the ”From Mallrats to Jersey Girl” featurette. Essentially a series of recollections by Smith and Affleck, which reflects the affection the two guys have for each other, and some great stories from their film making experiences together. Great fun, foul language and substantially funny.
Feeling like a bit of an after thought (which it probably was) are the “Roadside Attraction” featurettes originally aired on the Jay Leno Show. They are shorts about Kevin's trips around the roadside attractions of America and are extremely funny, but bear no relevance on this disc. Filler but very enjoyable filler.
Jersey Girl is a conventional romantic comedy which is moving, well written, well acted but....well, conventional. The disc is also conventional in terms of its presentation and its extras. Smith admits on the chat track that he is producing a special edition with an extra 20 minutes and more extras so if you're a big Smith fan (and I am) you may want to wait for that. In the mean time get Chasing Amy, and see just what an outstanding romantic comedy is like.
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