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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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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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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)  »

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Untitled Kevin Smith Minnesota Project  »

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$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,065,630 (USA) (2 November 2008)

Gross:

$31,457,946 (USA) (29 January 2009)
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Trivia

During the mid 1990s, Kevin Smith was commissioned by Warner Brothers to write a new Superman movie, the screenplay of which was eventually titled "Superman Lives". At one time, Tim Burton was attached to direct, and Jon Peters was attached to produce the film. The project fell through in the late 1990s. The next attempt to resurrect the Superman franchise, however, was successfully made into Superman Returns (2006), starring Brandon Routh, who appears in this movie as Bobby Long. See more »

Goofs

When Zack tries to convince Delaney to be the producer on the escalator in the mall, the alternating close-up shots of Delaney and Zack show that they are already at the top of the escalator by the end of the conversation. However, when they show the shot of Delaney trying to decide before tossing Zack a bundle of money, they are still a few seconds away for the top. See more »

Quotes

Brandon: I thought you recognized me from my work, but you're not my demographic so I'm not offended.
Zack: Well, who's your demographic?
Brandon: Do you like pussy?
Zack: Yeah.
Brandon: Then not you.
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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 Kevin Smith: Burn in Hell (2012) See more »

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Written by Frank Black (as Black Francis)
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Licensed courtesy of 4AD Ltd.
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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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