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Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  31 October 2008 (USA)
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Lifelong platonic friends Zack and Miri look to solve their respective cash-flow problems by making an adult film together. As the cameras roll, however, the duo begin to sense that they may have more feelings for each other than they previously thought.

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Zack and Miri are two lifelong platonic friends who make an adult film to pay the rent of their apartment. With their friend Delaney, the couple set out for auditionees for their porn film, but in the process of filming, they realize they feel more for each other than they had before. Written by Fashionisto

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A poster for everyone who finds our movie title hard to swallow. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R on appeal for strong crude sexual content including dialogue, graphic nudity and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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31 October 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Kevin Smith Minnesota Project  »

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,065,630 (USA) (31 October 2008)

Gross:

$31,452,765 (USA) (23 January 2009)
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Trivia

In this movie, Bobby Long is played by someone named Brandon (Brandon Routh) and Brandon is played by someone named Long (Justin Long). See more »

Goofs

The shots of the auditions were actually set in a playhouse that was originally a much longer scene that was meant for the full feature film. Due to time restraints the scene was cut out and just used as an internet trailer. See more »

Quotes

Zack Brown: Oh you'll be sorry when I'm giving you the best orgasms of your life.
Miriam Linky: Yeah right. As if you even know what you're doing down there.
Zack Brown: Where's the clitoris again? Is it in your ass?
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Crazy Credits

An infomercial for "Zack and Miri Make YOUR Porno" interrupts the closing credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Kevin Smith: Too Fat for 40! (2010) See more »

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You And I Are A Gang Of Losers
Written by Murray Lightburn
Performed by The Dears
Under license from Arts & Crafts, Bella Union, MapleMusic Recordings, and Speak N Spell Music
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A Porno with Plot and Feelings
27 October 2008 | by (Nashville, TN) – See all my reviews

As Jackie Treehorn laments in The Big Lebowski, pornos these days lack plot, and production values, and feelings. Kevin Smith's "Zack and Miri Make a Porno" would make Jackie quite proud.

The basic plot revolves around two friends, Zack and Miri. The two have a platonic relationship and live together. As they hit dire financial straits, Zack suggests they should make a porno and sell it to make money to pay rent, utilities, etc.

I went into this film with some hesitation. I left quite impressed. Seth Rogen proves he can convey emotion and still be funny. Elizabeth Banks provides the perfect on-screen mate for Rogen. However, I feel, as did others who saw the preview, that Craig Robinson (Darrell from The Office) steals nearly every scene he is in.

Zack and Miri heartily earns its R rating. It is easy to see how the MPAA nearly rated it NC-17. No matter the rating, I would whole-heartedly recommend this movie to anyone (with the exception of grandparents).


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