Director: Rob McKittrick
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Anna Faris, Justin Long
Box Office: $22m
Plot: Post-Clerks indie comedy about the wise-talking staff at the Shenaniganz restaurant. Reynolds and Long are depressed about their lack of life direction, there are stoners, there is an annoying boss, there is a mad chef. And there’s a lot of business about a penis puppetry game. If you can achieve The Goat, you’re a Zen master. True story.
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Still Waiting... (2009)
Director: Jeff Balis
Starring: Adam Carolla, John Michael Higgins, Robert Patrick Benedict
Plot: More of a Porky’s vibe to this follow-up, in which staff at a different branch of the Shenaniganz chain get into a rivalry with strip club / chicken wing shack next door. John Michael Higgins – in happier times part of the Christopher Guest mockumentary rep company – is in this one, and the connection to the past is Robert Patrick Benedict’s Calvin, transformed from a dork into the pimp that runs the sub-Hooters franchise. Justin Long has a cameo, but later told Rolling Stone he was embarrassed to be involved.