“ABC” – The Jackson 5 / “Clerks 2” (2006) dir. Kevin Smith

Here’s a very cool use of (arguably) Michael Jackson’s finest music moment (“ABC”) in a film where you wouldn’t necessarily expect such a cute scene.  Don’t get me wrong.  Despite the crude jokes and language, Kevin Smith movies always have a lot of heart.  However, the comic highlight of this film does involve a donkey show that goes WAAAAY further than the one in “The Godfather Part II” or the Tom Hanks film “Bachelor Party” ….  so take it for what it’s worth. Rest assured, dear lurkers, this is a sweet scene where the lead character Dante is nervous about his upcoming wedding and his good friend (and recent one-time lover) Becky is teaching him how to dance for his wedding … despite some misgivings that she’s having trouble admitting to herself.  It’s not entirely safe for work due to some brief nudity of some large man’s ass who seems to be dancing and urinating at the same time (trust me, it’s not as bad as it sounds). And yes, I have a little crush on Rosario Dawson, the actress who plays Becky. Dawson always struck me as a more down-to-earth J-Lo.  Why Dawson’s not a bigger star is God’s private mystery. Aside from “Dogma,” “Clerks 2” is Kevin Smith’s best movie.

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