« on: March 26, 2017, 07:16:30 AM »
So I watched Clerks on Netflix a while back. I used to be a huge Kevin smith fan as a teenager, but I either out grew him or he just got less entertaining (never figured out which). Anyway, out of curiosity, I watched Clerks for the first time in probably fifteen years.
As a kid, the main thing I got out of it was the mundane job and yearning for something better aspect of the movie. Throughout high school and college, I worked mostly at McDonalds, so I really understood where the characters were coming from when they had to deal with dumbass customers. The relationship stuff was all secondary. I had no experience with a girl cooking for me at the time and a 20-something year old dude pinning after a girl he used to date in high school didn't seem pathetic.
Watching the movie again in my 30's, I had forgotten what dealing with customers was like, for the most part. Instead, I focused on the relationship stuff as I'm more experienced now than when I was a teenager/young adult (believe it or not). I realized how pathetic it was for Dante to hold a torch for a high school girl friend who had cheated on him multiple times and how fucking stupid he was for not appreciating a girl who cooks for him. It was an entirely different experience.
Anything similar happen to you people?