Zack and Miri Make a Porno

Kevin Smith has been MIA for quite a while, at least he hasn’t made anything interesting since Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. Many thought Zack and Miri Make A Porno would be a return to the previous genius of Clerks, but, it is not.  Not even close.

The story follows two BFFs, Zack (played by garbly voiced Seth Rogan) and Miri (played by the wicked hot Elizabeth Banks).  The two can’t seem to make ends meet, and find their bills piling up so far, it’s hopeless to try and pay them back on their meager salaries.  They devise a plan to make a porno called Star Whores. Their plan is thwarted when their costumes and equipment (purchased with the last of their money) are destroyed in a building demolition.  It’s then they decide to make Swallow My Cockachino, conveniently set at the coffee shop where Zack works.  The rest of the movie is a mix between a romantic comedy and all the half-naked sex scenes they could fit in.

Perhaps the movie would have been more hilarious if their situation wasn’t so sad.  This is emphasized when the two go back to their high school reunion and it’s made clear, they’re the saddest, least successful of their graduating class.  This scene does provide a hilarious interaction between Superman‘s Brandon Routh and Accepted‘s Justin Long, who carry on a flaming, homosexual affair, despite being married.  There isn’t much redeeming about Zack and Miri, and the prospect that they finally find their true love for each other while doing it (literally, while they’re doing it) for a low budget porno in the kitchen of a coffee house, really just isn’t that great.  The emotional climax of the film happens while Zack is shouting through a bathroom door, while Miri is seated on a toilet, going number 2. This, to me, isn’t funny.  Seth Rogan should stick with Judd Apatow.  Zack and Miri is good for a few cheap laughs, but more often than not, illicits a smile, and not a laugh-out-loud chuckle.

★☆☆☆

Rottentomatoes: 65%Cream of the Crop: 48%

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2 Responses to “Zack and Miri Make a Porno”
  1. jordan butler says:

    this movie was the shit i watched it countless times and still think it is fucking funny great movie. p.s. katie morgan has amazing tittys!

  2. Whocares says:

    To each his own. I loved the movie and found it hilarious.

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