zack & miri make a porno
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY KEVIN SMITH
Distributor: The Weinstein Company Rated R Released in the U.S. and Canada
on October 31, 2008
Omar P.L. Moore/The Popcorn Reel
December 8, 2008
There isn't a sweeter, sexier let-it-all-hang out romantic comedy this year than
"Zack And Miri Make A Porno", and that includes "Forgetting Sarah Marshall".
Kevin Smith directs Seth Rogen as Zack and Elizabeth Banks as Miri, platonic
friends virtually from birth, who are in a money crunch in their Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania apartment, which they will be evicted from if they don't pay the
rent. Unemployed and in dire straits, Zack suggests making a
pornography flick. From there things get complicated and interesting.
Elizabeth Banks is the reason to see Mr. Smith's film -- her performance is
deeper than the film perhaps requires. Traci Lords is funny as Bubbles, a
porn actress, in a parody of her former self. There's also good work by
the rest of the ensemble cast: Craig Robinson, Brandon Routh, Justin Long, Katie
Morgan, Jason Mewes and an unrecognizable Tisha Campbell-Martin.
Original Popcorn Reel film review:
"Zack And Miri Make A Porno"
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Audio Popcorn: Comments from Elizabeth Banks (coming soon)
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