Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)


zack“Sometimes, we just need someone to show us something we can’t see for ourselves. ” – Delaney

Number of Times Seen – 2 (6 Dec 2008 and 27 Jul 2016)

Brief Synopsis – Two nearly broke roommates decide to make an X-rated film in order to help with their cash flow.

My Take on it – We have all known to grow and love Kevin Smith’s movies and this one takes a slight step to the side with it’s premise.

It’s basically an updated version of When Harry Met Sally (1989) because both movies ask the exact same question – Can a man and women really be best friends without sex getting in the way?

Smith once again uses most of his regulars here and they all do an amazing job because even Seth Rogan feels right as a character making a porno. (weird, huh?)

As with all Smith movies, it seems to the viewer that the actors (and characters) are having so much fun while do what he wants them to do based on his great script writing abilities.

Smith adds in numerous Star Wars references (as usual) and they are fun to try and spot along with the huge amount of other movie and TV references scattered about.

The script is superb and is filled with the kind of dialogue and diatribes that we are used to getting from Smith which obviously makes it all quite memorable to watch.

Obviously, with a title like this, one cannot expect this to be a “clean ” film, but on the other hand, you can’t really call it a dirty or smutty one either.

The dialogue may be quite direct, but from a visual perspective, much is left to the imagination.

Bottom Line – This is Smith’s When Harry Met Sally (1989) because it asks the same question. Amazing cast of Smith actors works quite well here and they all seem to be having a great time making this movie. Loved the Star Wars references among all of the other movie references.  Great script that is filled with Smith fueled dialogue that makes it quite memorable. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – There is a sign on the wall of the coffee shop near the door to the back room which reads, “Unattended children will be given an espresso and a free puppy.”  (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy

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