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Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)

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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Mr. Surya
Edward Janda ...
Nicholas Lombardi ...
Teen #1
Chris Milan ...
Teen #2
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Betsy (as Jennifer Schwalbach)
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Zack II
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Anne Wade ...
Roxanne
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Jenkins
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Auditioner (as Jimmy Norton)
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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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They Made A Movie So Naughty We Can Only Show Their Faces 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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Release Date:

31 October 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Kevin Smith Minnesota Project  »

Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

In the movie, Zack and Miri are supposed to be the same age, but in real-life, Elizabeth Banks is almost ten years older than Seth Rogen. At the time of shooting, Seth Rogen was three years from his high school reunion, while Elizabeth Banks would have had hers six years prior. See more »

Goofs

In the trailers, when Delaney (Craig Robinson) says the line "Han Solo and Princess Leia ain't never had no sex in Star Wars," Lester (Jason Mewes) can be seeing mouthing the line along with him. This is reported to be an intentional reference to a famous goof in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back where Harrison Ford can be seen mouthing Carrie Fisher's line. See more »

Quotes

Teen #1: [recording Miri undressing, revealing "granny panties"] Those are fucking granny panties!
Zack: [Zack blocks the view with his ass, then sticks his thumb up it] Sorry guys, am I in the way?
Teen #2: You're a fucking faggot, alright?
Teen #1: Let's go to Starbucks, this guy's a shitty barista anyways.
Zack: Cock?
[throws a cup at the teens]
Teen #1: And he throws like a bitch!
Zack: You know what else I've thrown, my nutsack in your coffee so how'd that taste, fuckers?
Teen #2: We saw your girlfriend in her underwear, cunt nugget!
Zack: Well too bad, she's ...
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Let Me Clear My Throat (Klassic Cool Original Version)
Written by DJ Kool (as John Bowman), The 45 King (as Mark James), and Mark Jones
Performed by DJ Kool
Courtesy of American Recordings
Contains a sample of "The 900 Number"
Written by The 45 King (as Mark James)
Performed by The 45 King (as 45 King)
Courtesy of Tuff City Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
Also contains a sample of "Hollywood Swinging"
Written by Allen Westfield, Claydes Smith, Robert Kool Bell (as Robert Bell),
Robert Spike Mickens (as Robert Mickens), Ronald Bell, Dennis D.T. Thomas (as Dennis Thomas),
, and George Funky Brown (as George Brown)
Performed by Kool & The Gang
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Enterprises
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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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