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
Since the movie, the phrase "Take It Barry" has come to be used for the specific sex act that Bubbles and Barry are doing when he says this. See more »
Zack and Miri are supposed to live in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, yet right next to the coffee shop is a Hollywood Tans. Despite claims to the contrary, there are Hollywood Tans all over the US - including in Monroeville, PA. See more »
[after Zack leaving the set]
Can you believe this shit?
[after Stacy accidentally shits all over his face]
Can you believe THIS shit? That chick frosted me like I was a fucking cake!
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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 »
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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