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Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)

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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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Storyline

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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What would you do to get out of debt? 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) (31 October 2008)

Gross:

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

This is not the first film where Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks have sex; in "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," Rogen's character Cal and friends walk in on Banks' character in a bathtub with Steve Carrell. Carrell's character leaves with his friends, minus Cal, who removes his shirt and walks toward Beth who waves him forward. Though not seen, the sex is implied. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Miriam Linky: [Seeing that Zack shaved his beard] Your face! I don't think I've seen your face since senior year.
Zack Brown: I think I made a mistake. I did it for you, you know, so you wouldn't get road rash during our scene... but I shoulda asked first. I look like a fuckin' Balooga Whale.
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Crazy Credits

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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Soundtracks

You And I Are A Gang Of Losers
Written by Murray Lightburn
Performed by The Dears
Under license from Arts & Crafts, Bella Union, MapleMusic Recordings, and Speak N Spell Music
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film's content is risky but it works
5 November 2008 | by See all my reviews

Zack Brown and Miriam Linky 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 so 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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