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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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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  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£798,205 (UK) (14 November 2008)

Gross:

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

For some more conservative US retail chains, the title on the cover of the DVD/Blu-ray was changed to just "Zack and Miri", much to the chagrin of Kevin Smith. See more »

Goofs

When Zach and Miri are leaving the bar (the West End Cafe) they are shown walking down the street. In Reality, the street and direction they are walking down actually leads to the West End Cafe. See more »

Quotes

Miriam Linky: What happened to the water?
Zack Brown: I guess they musta shut it off...
Miriam Linky: Help me get this shit outta my hair! Just use the water outta the toilet!
Zack Brown: There's poo in there...
Miriam Linky: The back part of the toilet!
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Crazy Credits

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

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Referenced in Youth in Revolt (2009) See more »

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Just Like Honey
Written by Jim Reid and William Reid
Performed by The Jesus & Mary Chain (as The Jesus and Mary Chain)
Courtesy of Warner Music U.K. Ltd.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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film's content is risky but it works
5 November 2008 | by See all my reviews

Zack and Miri are platonic best friends, roommates, and underachievers who've known each other since the first grade. They're both perfectly content with their below average status, until they find themselves eyeball deep in debt and facing the threat of eviction. The solution? Make an adult video hoping it will provide the financial stability they desperately need, but can their lifelong friendship survive the complication of sex? On the surface this raunchy comedy is nothing more than an outrageously vulgar, foulmouthed version of When Harry met Sally, but at its heart is a sweet, genuine, and believable analysis of the frailties prevalent in a male-female friendship. Not always uproariously funny, but easily likable with a script that challenges viewers to keep track of enough sexually explicit dialogue for three films! Rogen and Banks have great chemistry. ***


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