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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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Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks made a movie so titillating we can only show you these drawings. 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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$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

This was the first Kevin Smith film since Clerks (1994), in which neither Ben Affleck, nor Jason Lee, appear. See more »

Goofs

When Zack and Miri get their name tags from Betz, Miri places her name tag a few inches from the top of the dress. However when it cuts back to them, her name tag is higher up and on an angle. Zack's name tag also changes position between shots. See more »

Quotes

Brandon: [fighting with Bobby] The reason... the reason you haven't taken me home to your mother is... your mother with her makeup and her drinking, she's... she's in the closet too!
Zack: They fight just like *real* people!
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Near the end of the end credits, Kevin Smith lists the addresses of all of his websites. After the lengthy list, he remarks, "Christ, I spend too much time on the Internet." See more »

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References The Wiz (1978) See more »

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We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off
Written by Preston Glass and Narada Michael Walden
Performed by Jermaine Stewart
Courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd.
Licensed by EMI Film & Television 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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