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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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Kevin Smith

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Kevin Smith
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth Banks ... Miri
Seth Rogen ... Zack
Craig Robinson ... Delaney
Gerry Bednob ... Mr. Surya
Edward Janda Edward Janda ... Customer
Nicholas Lombardi Nicholas Lombardi ... Teen #1
Chris Milan Chris Milan ... Teen #2
Jennifer Schwalbach Smith ... Betsy (as Jennifer Schwalbach)
Kenny Hotz ... Zack II
Brandon Routh ... Bobby Long
Anne Wade Anne Wade ... Roxanne
Justin Long ... Brandon
Tom Savini ... Jenkins
Jeff Anderson ... Deacon
Jim Norton ... Auditioner (as Jimmy Norton)
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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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Taglines:

They Made A Movie So Naughty We Can Only Show Their Faces See more »

Genres:

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Kevin Smith Minnesota Project See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,065,630, 2 November 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$31,457,946, 29 January 2009

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$42,105,111, 31 December 2010
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

The shots of the auditions were actually set in a playhouse that was originally a much longer scene that was meant for the full feature film. Due to time restraints the scene was cut out and just used as an internet trailer. See more »

Quotes

Bobby Long: This is exactly why you haven't met my mother! Because you don't know how to ease people in to this situation, you just force your way in every time!
Brandon: Baby, I thought maybe for one second in this God-forsaken town I could be myself! I'm so sorry, you're right, I should just butch up and pretend that I don't love it when you shove your dick in my mouth!
Zack Brown: [to himself] This is the best night of my life.
Brandon: Am I making a spectacle? Because I could make a much bigger scene. I'm sorry, Pittsburg, listen up...
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Crazy Credits

At the very end, after all the credits, Lester (Jason Mewes) says, "way to fuck, Zack." See more »

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References Amistad (1997) See more »

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Dreaming
Written by Debbie Harry and Chris Stein
Performed by Blondie
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A Porno with Plot and Feelings
27 October 2008 | by noldcwSee 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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