PUERILE and pathetic they may be, but the passions that drive Jay and Silent Bob will provide loyal audiences with a great deal of amusement this Christmas and far beyond.
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is the tale of two foul-mouthed (in Jay's case), over-sexed stoners whose sad lives and obsessions become the basis for a pair of cult comic book characters, Bluntman and Chronic.
And when Miramax buy the rights to make a film of the comic, the whole project is the target of severe badmouthing in Internet chatrooms.
Our heroes are horrified, and in an attempt to save their names, the boys set off for Hollywood with the intention of sabotaging filming.
So unravels a truly fantastic road movie with a difference.
The dim duo find themselves hitching across the country, being caught up in a diamond heist and eventually, due to mistaken identity, starring in their own film.
Fans of writer/director Kevin Smith will know just what to expect in this, the fifth instalment of Smith's New Jersey Chronicles ('Clerks,' 'Mallrats,' 'Chasing Amy,' and 'Dogma' being the other four).
But don't be worried if you haven't seen the others, it won't stop you enjoying yourself. The pop culture in-jokes come thick and fast, and many of them are hilarious. The jokes are in jokes.
Film and comic references abound and cameo performances from Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Jason Lee, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon make this a sure fire cert for repeated cult viewing.
In fact cameos in Smith's film's are turning into an art form. 'American Pie's' Jason Biggs and 'Dawson's Creek's' James Van Der Beek also pop up, along with singer Alanis Morissette.
Fans of Jay and Silent Bob who are, I suspect, pre-pubescent lads and 'man boys' - lads who find it hard to forego their skateboard no matter how old they are - will be happily quoting the two stoners from here to eternity.
Be warned, the humour crude, immature and is often very close to the knuckle, and if you're easily offended this film is not for you.
But if you are not already a fan and you enjoy silly, young, tongue-in-cheek humour, then you could be in for an enjoyable treat.