Clerks 2 is the sequel to the 1994 film Clerks. Both films were written and directed by Kevin Smith. The movie stars Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Jason Mewes, Rosario Dawson and Trevor Fehrman. Smith also reprises his role of Silent Bob, and Smith's wife, Jennifer Schwalbach Smith, also co-stars. The sequel takes place twelve years after the original. The original clerk, Dante, is still working at the Quick Stop. He arrives to the store to see that it has burned down. He and his lifetime buddy Randall are left looking for work. The minimum-wage pair end up working at a local fast food restaurant named Mooby's. Reformed drug dealers Jay and Silent Bob even take to hanging out in from of Mooby's as well. Jay and Silent Bob reveal that they have stopped doing drugs due to an arrest but still deal drugs in front of the store.
Dante is preparing to leave New Jersey and move to Florida with his girlfriend, and Randall is feeling left out. Becky Scott is their new boss and there is noticeable romantic tension between her and Dante. Randall spends his time harassing his new goody-goody co-worker, Elias.
During the movie, the guys are insulted by a rich former high school classmate who points out they are still working a low level job. The two blow off some steam at a go-cart track.
The film is set during a normal work day, and several hijinks occur. Nothing goes right for the workers as they suffer indignity after indignity. There is great debate over a racial slur, Helen Keller's disability, bedroom etiquette, tainted food and the Lord of the Rings movies.
Later we learn that Dante and Becky have been hiding a physical affair that they had at the restaurant, and Becky discloses that she is pregnant. This news is a shock to Dante and brings him to an emotional crossroads. He realizes that he is an adult and needs to get his life in order.
The finale of the film needs to be seen to be believed. The group of friends tries to find a way to stay together despite all of the outside distractions.