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Zack and Miri Make a Porno

Zack and Miri Make a Porno

2008
Romance
Comedy
1h 41m
Lifelong platonic friends Zack (Rogen) and Miri (Banks) look to solve their respective cashflow 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. (imdb)
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Zack and Miri Make a Porno

2008
Romance
Comedy
1h 41m
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Rated 18 Nov 2008
62
25th
There are two stories going on here: one focuses on the sexual tension between two slackers, the other deals with the tribulations of producing a picture with no budget but an enthusiastic cast. The first element is tired and irritating, full of the same contrived obstacles and copouts. The second is far more interesting, and Smith is a much better commentator on filmmaking than he is on "ugly dude scores hot chick who is exactly like him." Unfortunately, the sentimentality prevails.
Rated 30 Apr 2010
47
18th
It has its moments, but overall, this film didn't too much for me at all. It takes far too long to get to the main part of the film and even that isn't that great. The ending isn't too hot either. Not a fan.
Rated 29 Jun 2014
2
17th
remember when kevin smith ranted on twitter after he got kicked off a plane for being too fat
Rated 07 Mar 2013
65
53rd
A typical romantic comedy, but instead of overusing the word love, they use fuck. I laughed a few times, but it's absolutely nothing special. The acting isn't always good and the story is very predictable. It's ok if you have low expectations. Rogen is cute and sexy (yeah, he's damn sexy).
Rated 22 Dec 2008
55
22nd
All the stuff to expect from Kevin Smith these days. Nothing interesting, nothing new in it. He keeps on tryin but it's just not workin. It's an average comedy with a few laughs but totally predictable.
Rated 04 May 2020
50
29th
Zack and Miri Make a Porno is a weird comedy that doesn't have a ton of comedy inside it. Trust me, I'm familiar with the Kevin Smith formula, so I'm not necessarily surprised, but films like Mallrats and Clerks have some genuine comedy involved. This relies on wry wit through dialogue, which granted does land a lot, but makes the movie feel overlong and a little dry. It's an eye-catching title and there's a lot to like, but I'm pretty unimpressed by this effort.
Rated 29 Mar 2009
86
73rd
Seth Rogen is amazing. My next comedy-hero. A great comedy with lot's of funny scene's and a lot of hilarious one-liners. The Rogen-Banks romance is predictable , but doesn't effect the movie.
Rated 30 Apr 2009
75
74th
I do like the idea of a young couple living together without sex. Worth to explore. The similar set Barbara Streisand did with Jeff Bridges in The Mirror Has Two Faces. The story is good as far as they start to shoot the thing. Everything in the latter part is pretty downhill according the beginning. Even always funny Seth went down with it.
Rated 07 May 2010
68
50th
If you enjoy the stylised rude dialogue and can handle the cringingly bad pacing and very patchy acting this is a worthwhile rental. Kevin Smith films have a genuine heart at their centre which made this quite an enjoyable romp for me.
Rated 19 Aug 2009
10
0th
I really wonder what happened to Kevin Smith. His recent movies are very vulgar, cheap, not deep and not even funny. I'm a great fan of his early movies but I'm not sure if I really wanna waste my time with the untasty movies he makes now.
Rated 15 Nov 2008
87
77th
I actually think it could have been longer to develop the love story a little more. Definitely funny though, with Kevin's dialogue a highlight as always. Craig Robinson steals the show.
Rated 09 Aug 2016
60
17th
Zack and More Make a Porno is exactly the kind of cheap comedy that has push along Kevin Smith's career as a director. Smith's more recent films have tried to skirt the line between raunch and cute. His movies have always had a sense of being more thoughtful and sensitive, but it's during these moments when his movies get boring. I thought this movie was funny in parts and the concept was interesting but there weren't any surprises.
Rated 29 Apr 2009
93
94th
some funny parts but the best part was it was filmed in MONROEVILLE n'at.
Rated 12 Oct 2008
7
57th
(TIFF 08'): Damn funny but I think Smith being in attendance added to some of the excitement. See it with friends.
Rated 22 Sep 2010
68
65th
A more Apatowian take on a typical Smith film, Has some laughs.
Rated 04 Jun 2009
27
7th
Gone are the days of Clerks and Chasing Amy for Kevin Smith. Instead, it seems he now favors scripts with immature shock humor and unrealistic dialogue that you would only find in the lowliest of internet forums. You can also find better porn on the internet than what's shown here.
Rated 07 Dec 2008
62
49th
A funny film, there is nothing I can say here that I haven't said already about previous Seth Rogen films.
Rated 18 Feb 2009
60
31st
Kevin Smith's latest feels like it's its missing a certain drive. Constant sex jokes make up the dialogue and that's about all the script has to offer - continuous outtakes of Seth Rogen simply playing his signature self (which is funnier with a better movie around him). Nothing else distinguishes the film, and there's not much else going on. Elizabeth Banks and the supporting cast are great, but there's not enough material here for such an eyebrow-raising concept. Smith tries Apatow and fails.
Rated 01 Feb 2013
2
46th
Sheep in wolf's clothing romance. While it lacks subversiveness it delivers a couple of giggles and a likeable cast.
Rated 08 Jan 2012
5
1st
Trash.
Rated 16 Oct 2008
61
48th
I mean, not bad. It really wasn't. But it certainly seems to have high points, where the chemistry is there, and it excels at creating empathy for the characters. But, then, there are forced jokes, horrible chemistry, and the same thin plot devices left over from Superbad.
Rated 10 Nov 2008
0
8th
I actually met Kevin Smith in person and shook his hand for making _Chasing Amy_. If ever I meet him again, I ought to slap him for this one. Er... strike that. For _Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back_, I'd slap him. For this movie, I'd like to belt him right in the mouth. Stick a fork in Kevin Smith, he is DONE
Rated 14 Nov 2011
86
78th
great fun... one of the funniest and `fucked up` love stories ever...
Rated 22 Dec 2010
35
20th
It's the endlessly clichéd tale of best friends who are actually in love. Now, the reason that clichés exist is that people in general are fucking moronic, and aren't they just going to love this juvenile crap. The plot is lifted from 'The Amateurs' with added ass jokes and a genital-motif. Cynically designed to hit-it-off with teenagers, it's as fake as Katie Morgan's tits, that, next to Long's brilliant cameo, are the best bits in this pathetic trash.
Rated 07 Jan 2009
20
2nd
Utterly intolerable trash. The first movie I have walked out on since Van Helsing, so congrats for that I guess Kevin Smith.
Rated 07 Nov 2008
67
54th
A very funny movie, and Rogen is a perfect outlet for the Kevin Smith voice. The Smith crew and the Apatow crew mix well, but the biggest laughs come from unlikely places (Justin Long, namely). Robinson is the standout of the cast though, effortlessly drawing laughs with nearly every line. Banks and Rogen have solid chemistry, the former doing a lot to prove herself as comedic leading lady. It takes a few cliche turns, and loses a lot of appeal on repeat viewings, but it still makes me laugh.
Rated 01 Dec 2021
6
60th
For the earlier work of Rogen’s career, this isn’t bad. It has the typical writing etiquette of most of his career, and sometimes the more raunchier sequences seem a little too much, but this does have a little bit of genuine tension behind it. The Rogen/Banks duo has a little something there. Unfortunately, this doesn’t do that much to really make itself standout amongst Rogen’s filmography, and feels like it gets slightly lost in the shuffle of most of his work. Not bad though.
Rated 01 Nov 2008
5
57th
Very likable and unlike Smith's early work (i.e. Clerks), the actors do the heavy lifting just as much as the script - the Apatow crew, the Smith crew, and hell, even the porn stars aren't bad. It's super-filthy and has a decent number of laughs. It lays on the schmaltz real, real heavy in the final act, though.
Rated 30 Nov 2008
40
24th
Smith changed, that's for sure. He's grounded for life and his only weapon of the trade left is sarcasm. After his latest "An evening with..." my expectations for his latest flick were changed, not for the worse..... well you get it. All those years of Star Wars bashing finally ended up somewhere good (don't even mention Jay and Bob S.B.). Plus Mewes finally gets some pussy.
Rated 10 Oct 2009
50
8th
Momentami smieszny, ale ogolnie bez sensu i dosc oblesny.
Rated 14 Nov 2008
55
40th
Great, funny first half. Sleeeezy, cliché and predictive last half. way too forgettable
Rated 30 Aug 2013
0
3rd
Will never see it -- gave it a zero because a) Kevin Smith is a no-talent hack and everything he touches turns to steaming turd and b) I want to give the recommendation engine my rage filled data.
Rated 27 Jan 2013
40
43rd
A fairly standard rom-com with a handful of gross-out jokes and copious amounts of swearing. I laughed a few times, but it's a pretty forgettable film. Certainly not on par with some of Smith's earlier work.
Rated 30 Nov 2008
5
44th
Some funny moments (like the surprisingly funny Justin Long/Superman bit) but overall it stinks. It's Kevin Smith so you can't expect much. I also realize that Smith basically pioneered this sex chat thing but Apatow refined it and in comparison this just looks bad. (spoiler) They don't even make the porno. wtf
Rated 25 Jun 2009
70
76th
Good Movie
Rated 09 Jan 2009
0
0th
Rated 07 Oct 2009
7
2nd
Kevin Smith Makes a Turd
Rated 28 Dec 2010
50
40th
I like Seth Rogen, he is fat and makes joke about being fat that I can relate to, and that makes me feel good as well. The morale of the story; if you are fat, and want to score up - befriend a female for a decade, make a porno, and then she will fall for you. That, and Justin Long is the funniest guy in Hollywood(not counting the rom-coms).
Rated 11 Aug 2013
10
3rd
An awful portrayal of best friends falling in love with one another in the least impressive way imaginable. The script is horrendously devised to consist of junior high jokes and cliches, which says something about the plot as well. The plot is lame... or in other words...pathetic. Z&M are crunched for money, so instead of spending responsibly, the first thing they do is bar it up and buy booze, and then have the bright idea to make a porno because it's easy and needs no skill. Absolute shit!
Rated 29 Nov 2011
0
1st
TERRIBLE
Rated 29 May 2010
51
21st
Despite the generally good performances, and the occasional funny scene, this just didn't come together properly for me. Many of the jokes misfire, and the tone of the piece is inconsistent - I found it pretty unsatisfying.
Rated 27 Nov 2008
70
52nd
Zack and Miri make half a porno. Should have been a lot funnier. Also I didn't know this was made by Kevin Smith, which explains a lot, mainly that it was just a bit crap.
Rated 26 Jan 2009
85
88th
A controversial film but totally funny. Even with a bizarre story, can be a nice romantic comedy.
Rated 27 Apr 2009
67
24th
Entertaining but predictable despite what the movie's about.
Rated 13 Feb 2009
65
33rd
Weak plot, but hilarious jokes with good characters.
Rated 26 Apr 2009
65
33rd
Kevin Smith is slowly getting back on the funny car.
Rated 30 Jan 2011
56
13th
The Seth Rogen over-exposure begins to set in
Rated 19 Oct 2014
76
54th
Seth Rogen ladies and gentlemen!! Funny moments, lots of scenes that will make you think "what if I were in a porno movie?". The scenario wasn't the best but it helped the film roll. Nice one!
Rated 31 Dec 2008
60
62nd
really funny moments, there are some one-liners in this one that will knock you outta your chair
Rated 18 Aug 2013
50
47th
Zack and Miri Make a Porno is certainly an apt title, as that's what happens for the majority of the film. They try to make a pornographic film. They also go through a weak rom-com storyline that takes away significantly from the rest of the film. Is the movie still funny? Sure, I suppose, if you like this kind of crude, juvenile, profane humor.
Rated 29 Jul 2009
78
67th
Funny....but in a very human way
Rated 31 Jan 2009
78
75th
Drama is a bit clumsy but good enough for a comedy as funny as this.
Rated 27 Mar 2013
83
38th
Surprisingly entertaining. Kevin Smith is still deeply in love with his own swear word puzzles though, and let's face it he knows only one thing as a director. But at least he's honest. A 40 some year old kid stuck in puberty with a big heart and a camera.
Rated 09 Nov 2008
72
29th
Smith is hit & miss & this is a miss. Thankfully it's not the cloying baby vomit that Jersey Girl is (although the logic behind why friends reunite Z&M is similarly horrible sap)almost none of this is funny. Predictable, with none of the wit Smith has brought- clearly accidentally -to his better films. Has usual loud profanity for no reason at all other than the tired TIRED belief that loudness & lewdness makes things funny w/ no surprises to save material. Watchable as predictable light drama.
Rated 17 Apr 2010
72
51st
It's actually funny. Although it looses momentum in the last part.
Rated 06 Nov 2008
80
47th
Ten cake frostings out of ten.
Rated 01 Apr 2010
20
12th
I have seen way too many Kevin Smith movies.
Rated 30 Dec 2008
68
53rd
A pleasant, often very funny and unexpected film with a great performance by Banks.
Rated 13 Jun 2009
75
72nd
Hilarious.
Rated 22 Jul 2009
68
51st
The charm of the leading lady(Banks) is enough to defend a good score, and if you add the fact that this could have been done in much worse taste than it was, you've gotta be pleasantly surprised.
Rated 13 Nov 2008
70
63rd
Very funny for the first hour, but then it decends into romantic comedy cliches, and the predictable feel good ending is telegraphed a mile away. I'm disappointed that Kevin Smith and Seth Rogen didn't try to do more to subvert the genre. Still, pretty funny, with an outrageous number of f-bombs and Jason Mewes' cock.
Rated 22 Dec 2013
65
37th
Zack and Miri Make a Porno is a modest success for Kevin Smith, due in large part to the charm of Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks.
Rated 01 Oct 2011
65
38th
Yeah, the stuff about film making on a low budget is definitely better than the romance stuff, which falls flat. There is a bit of charm to it, so it does have some worth.
Rated 07 May 2009
65
53rd
humor bizarro a full... esta biennn
Rated 04 Sep 2019
40
12th
kevin smith'in görece iyi prodüksiyonlarla sadece kendisi için film yapabiliyor olmasını anlamakta güçlük çekiyorum. yani komedi desen güldürmüyor, romans deyince güldürüyor, dramedi desen ayıplanırsın... hayır hafiften evcil kabalığı da samimiyet ayağına satıyor da marifet değil.
Rated 30 Nov 2008
85
92nd
One of the best Kevin Smith movies. It's really funny and the drama works as well.
Rated 08 Feb 2009
81
84th
best comedy in resent years.
Rated 14 Sep 2010
64
22nd
Not a funny film at all (well, apart from the hilarious "she frosted me like a fucking cake" scene) and has some of the writing/directing clumsiness that's evident in Kevin Smith's work.
Rated 25 Feb 2009
7
17th
Apparently that Katie Morgan gal is actually a porn star.
Rated 09 Mar 2009
82
51st
bleak and funny. [Entry 5 Birthday CD Movie Crawl 02.23.2009]
Rated 20 Aug 2016
57
34th
I'm struggling to find a way to say it's like a worse version of Boogie Nights without it sounding like I hated this. It has its moments, but just watch Boogie Nights instead. At the very least watch this and then youtube the scene of PSH calling himself an idiot or that drug dealer singing Jesse's Girl.
Rated 22 Jan 2009
69
23rd
Not bad, but pretty disappointing in how the comedy just kind of peters out in the second half as it becomes a predictable standard rom-com, albeit with a unique setting.
Rated 29 Oct 2009
90
58th
Some disturbing scenes involving poo, but pretty funny.
Rated 04 Feb 2009
65
58th
There are a lot of laughs before it devolves into cliched romantic pap. Watch the first hour, then turn it off.
Rated 25 Feb 2017
74
73rd
A few good laughs throughout the low brow romp, but not enough to elevate this generic gross-out sex comedy rom-com plot. Kevin Smith told the story of an aging slacker forced to take charge of his life much better previously in "Clerks II"(2006).
Rated 06 Mar 2016
60
44th
For a big part, "Zack and Miri Make a Porno" is a delightfully funny comedy thanks to the relatable protagonistic duo of Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks and some great dialogues courtesy of filmmaker Kevin Smith of "Clerks" fame. Unfortunately it all gets too self-serious by the end, in a half-baked kind of forced way. It would have been better if it had stuck to the comedy but it's still a worthwhile movie as it is.
Rated 20 Nov 2012
60
34th
Another brainless Seth Rogen comedy that follows many of the same formulas, but manages to pack in quite a few laughs.
Rated 30 Nov 2008
83
79th
Smith shows he can handle drama as well as comedy. Craig Robinson is now my favourite supporting comedy actor.
Rated 06 Jul 2010
70
20th
A moderately funny film that continues Rogen's reign as one of America's sweethearts. A good film for some cheap laughs.
Rated 14 Jul 2009
65
64th
I lol'd at some parts. But generally (and the more I think about it I have no idea why) I've come to expect more from Kevin Smith. It got kinda cheesy in the end.
Rated 26 Jan 2011
81
72nd
Probably more of a direct follow up to Clerks than even the real sequels, Smith's really in his element on this one. Plus it really does simulate some pretty hardcore porn (under hard-R) with Katie Morgan. Underrated.
Rated 07 Feb 2009
5
38th
Shit Rogen and Elizabeth Bangs make a porno? With their clothes on? Thank god.
Rated 03 Nov 2008
35
7th
What a half-ass job, Kevin Smith.
Rated 08 Jan 2009
5
43rd
Great comedy, boring drama, horrible ending. A few jokes fall flat, but even more - luckily - work with the satirical ripping on movie titles being just one. Probably a movie best enjoyed while "shitfaced" though (pun intended).
Rated 04 Nov 2010
65
14th
Funny Enough to warrent a watch but don't go out of your way to see it . No Knocked Up or Superbad to be found here
Rated 09 Nov 2008
50
5th
The humor is still the quality, raunchy stuff you expect from Kevin Smith, but the drama is some of the worst tripe that Smith has ever conceived (vomited out of his imagination) and presented on film. Yes, anyone can guess what happens in a movie where platonic friends try to have sex, but I expected better than this. Mewes's last line in the movie was truly the nail on the cheesy-sappy coffin.
Rated 27 Jul 2014
44
34th
Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks have been in many much more successful raunchy rom-coms, but this one never seems to find the right balance of those three elements. Crude more often than it is actually funny, but it was fairly entertaining over the entire runtime. I appreciated the subtle (although unnecessary) zombie references more than I did the meta movie-making commentary.
Rated 28 Aug 2012
60
27th
maybe I've seen enough that I am desensitized but some of the attempt to be a hardcore film was actually a bit dull. However the edition of whether these two best friends can remain just friends was a good one for me. Some scenes also remain pleasant in my memories.
Rated 01 Nov 2008
80
60th
Seth Rogen is the perfect vehicle for Kevin Smith's material. Elizabeth Banks is a solid actor. This was a fine flick.
Rated 02 Nov 2009
62
40th
First half of this film is very funny and it is a shame that it doesn't carry though until the end. The second half is just dull with very few laughs. Seth Rogan is as charming and funny as always but as the film goes on he seems bored of the whole thing as it moves in to rom-com territory. Not Kevin Smith's best but by no means his worst... a must see for any fan
Rated 09 Dec 2008
83
76th
Very funny. The script is brilliant. It's actually not a porno [ yes lots of people believe it is ] it's a romantic comedy, and a very good one to say the least. The acting and direction accompany the incredible script wonderfully. Definitely a must see if you're a fan of Kevin Smith. Grade: B Plus
Rated 20 Aug 2011
55
50th
Kevin Smith's brand of schmaltz is a step above stock schmaltz.
Rated 22 Jun 2016
58
49th
As commentary on film making and pornography, this is really funny. Unfortunately it also tries to be a romantic comedy, using the plot as an excuse to make the leads fall in love. The way that is executed has been done to death, lacks any creativity or style, and is ultimately boring. Overall the good mostly outweighs the bad.
Rated 18 Oct 2009
7
0th
Has some very good moments, some funny scenes in it, a good cast and an original story (somewhat) so this really worked for me. I expected a lot worse, but from the first minutes I started liking this film. Too bad the ending is soo corny, otherwise it would have been even better.
Rated 22 Sep 2009
60
44th
That would be great, but why all this romantic shit? :(
Rated 04 Nov 2008
80
63rd
Another great film by this group, only further proving that they can't seem to mess up.
Rated 08 Aug 2010
33
30th
#09#, popcorn, hype, story, (dir/writer Smith), (Elizabeth B).
Rated 11 May 2009
65
57th
Would be better if it wasn't about porn. And I love porn.
Rated 03 Oct 2019
92
65th
Though raunchy subject manner, it's done in a tasteful way and VERY funny. Another great one from Kevin Smith.
Rated 02 Sep 2017
88
98th
I have to say this is probably my favorite Smith film. His sarcastic humour is running wild in this comedy with a little heart as he likes to do. The often annoying Rogen is actually pretty good here, Lords is a really good fit and shows that she still has it. A lot of the Smith film regulars also make their usual funny appearances. This is not a kids show in any way and that's awesome, keep it up Kevin!

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