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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A couple who is expecting their first child travel around the U.S. in order to find a perfect place to start their family. Along the way, they have misadventures and find fresh connections with an assortment of relatives and old friends who just might help them discover "home" on their own terms for the first time.
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
A portion of the plot is based on director Kevin Smith's experience making Clerks.: a very low budget, working only with friends, using a hockey stick as a boom microphone pole, and shooting the movie at his job (the Quick Stop/RST Video in Clerks., and the Bean 'N' Gone coffee shop in this film). See more »
In the beginning, when Zack and Miri are driving to the mall, Miri pulls over by Ralph's Army Surplus. If driving this direction, you would be driving away from the mall. See more »
[after Zack leaving the set]
Can you believe this shit?
[after Stacy accidentally shits all over his face]
Can you believe THIS shit? That chick frosted me like I was a fucking cake!
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An infomercial for "Zack and Miri Make YOUR Porno" interrupts the closing credits. See more »
Rude, ribald insults and put-downs make queasy bedfellows with Smith's idea of romantic sentiments...
Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks play platonic roommates in Pittsburgh, best friends since grade school who think of each other practically as brother and sister, who can't afford to pay their rent and utilities on their measly salaries. Hiring a buddy to finance a sex flick, they hope to get into the lucrative porno business--but discover to their surprise they share deep-rooted romantic feelings for one another after having sex for the first time. Written and directed by Kevin Smith, this is a modern-day, plain-spoken comedy of no particular merit, but a great many profane, politically-incorrect put-downs and sight-gags. Smith has concocted a funny set-up--and with willing players--but "Zack and Miri" is a one-act comedy with nowhere to turn after the first forty or so minutes. Just when the audience expects the comic ideas to be heightened, the film comes crashing down in a sea of character implausibilities and uncomfortable sentiment. Gross-out jokes can certainly be partnered with sweet sensibilities if the handling is right, but nothing in the film's first-half prepares us for what transpires. Rogen and Banks end up portraying completely different people, a couple who don't even need to appear in their own production (they've already hired a cast). When a comedy makes no logical or emotional sense, nothing else in it has a hope in hell of succeeding. *1/2 from ****
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