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Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  31 October 2008 (USA)
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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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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Kevin Smith Minnesota Project  »

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Kevin Smith:  [comic books]  Zack mentions the comic book character Spider-Man. Also Elizabeth Banks stars as Betty Brant in the Spider-Man film franchise. 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

[after the first night's shooting]
Zack: Hey, how'd it look?
Deacon: How do you think it looked? It looked like shit going into other shit - in focus.
Zack: [to Miri] What an artist. That was Kurosawa's motto I think, "Shit going into other shit".
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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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References Edward Penishands (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Sex and Candy
Written by John Wozniak
Performed by Marcy Playground
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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First off, do not watch this with your parent, grandparents or in-laws.
15 February 2009 | by See all my reviews

First off, do not watch this with your parent, grandparents or in-laws. You can definitely feel that this is a Kevin Smith feel, and the fact that it has Jason Mewes in it could have been a strong hint also. Zack and Miri Make a Porno is a strange but enjoyable love story, cleverly written by Smith so that you do actually feel the romance behind the porn.

No this movie isn't a major Hollywood blockbuster, and it is definitely not for everyone, if you're a prude give it a miss, but if light hearted and don't mind movies with the full range of body organs then I would recommend watching this!


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