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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) (31 October 2008)

Gross:

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

According to "Entertainment Weekly", The Weinstein Company greenlit the project based solely on the title. 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 »

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Roxanne: Don't ever get married. It sucks. You stop appreciating each other and you run out of shit to talk about after the first year.
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At the very end, after all the credits, Jason Mewes says "Way to f*** Zack" See more »

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References Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) See more »

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Steal My Sunshine
Written by Marc Francis Costanzo and Gregg Diamond
Performed by Len
Courtesy of The Work Group / Epic Records
Contains a sample of "More, More, More"
Written by Gregg Diamond
Performed by Andrea True Connection
Courtesy of Buddah Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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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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