Zack And Miri Make A Porno ***

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Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks in "Zack and Miri Make A Porno"

“Zack And Miri Make A Porno” is one of the more crude romantic comedies of the year.  It contains bizarre sexual behaviour, plenty of vulgar dialogue, and a scene involving feces relief that is simply just wrong.  But it is also is a sweet and touching love story with two of the cutest performances this year. 

Seth Rogan and Elizabeth Banks play Zack and Miri, two friends who have spent almost every waking minute together since childhood.  They are now in their late twenties, or early thirties, I was not sure, living as roommates in a run down shack of a house.  Their bills are piling up and neither of them can seem to make enough to get out from underneath.   Their big plan to get caught up, make a low rent porno movie.  But can they have sex and still remain friends afterwards?  You will have to find out.

What happens next turns the movie from a funny yet crude comedy, in to a sweet romance.  Material like this only really works if the characters are likeable and not the butt of the joke.  Here, Kevin Smith, the writer and director doesn’t just use his actors to showcase a series of bizarre but funny sexual scenarios, he uses this situation to bring together a group of friends who desperately needed something interesting to happen in their lives.  That is not an easy achievement.

Kevin Smith is most famous, as you know, for his Jersey themed movies, mainly containing his hallmark characters Jay and Silent Bob.  At one point he said he was done with that universe and decided to make stand alone movies.  From that we got the sweet and intelligent comedy “Jersey Girl”.  But for whatever reason he went back to his old ways with the lame “Clerks II”.  I hope this time he continues to make stand alone features because he is such a gifted writer.  To see him doing the same things over and over is a waste of his talents.

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One response to “Zack And Miri Make A Porno ***

  1. judd apato.. i mean .. kevin smith did it again 🙂

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