Zack And Miri Make A Porno: 2-Disc Edition

DVD Reviews | Feb 1st, 2009

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Starring: Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Banks, Craig Robinson, Jeff Anderson, Jason Mewes, Traci Lords, Katie Morgan, Justin Long, Brandon Routh
Written By: Kevin Smith
Directed By: Kevin Smith
Studio: Weinstein Company
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I really wanted to see Zack and Miri in movie theaters but I just never got around to it. I like most of Kevin Smiths movies but for some reason, I just donnt watch them as often as other comedies. I think Zack and Miri Make A Porno is a hilarious comedy that also has some sweet moments in it. Itns a romantic comedy but not really. Whatever style of comedy it is, itns funny and any Kevin Smith fans will enjoy this one!

Zack and Miri Make A Porno is what the title says it is. Zack (Seth Rogen) and Miri (Elizabeth Banks) live together in depressing Pittsburgh and have no money; work shitty jobs and cannt even pay for bills. The two are best friends and have been since first grade. One day when the water and power of their crappy apartment goes off, they hit rock bottom. While drinking beers at a local bar, Zack jokingly says they should make a porno to get money. A light bulb goes off and they both finally agree to it. Itns all about the money at this point so they donnt care about sleeping with each other if it means they get to keep a roof over their heads. They gather up a group of people to be in the movie with them. Zackns friend Delaney (Craig Robinson) finances and produces the film, Zackns hockey buddy Deacon (Jeff Anderson) will be the cameraman and they find some strippers and locals to be the actors in the movie. While filming the porn flick, Zack and Miri start to secretly fall for one another. You can probably guess what happens after that.

I thought the movie was hilarious, and seemed like a very topical subject given the current shitty economy wenre going through. Would you be in a porno to make money if you had no other options? Ind certainly do it (haha). Inm not sure others would think letns do porn if they were strapped for cash. Ind probably move back in with my parents or something. Crash on some peoplens floor perhaps? Thatns what makes this film so funny though. They just jump at the idea and donnt really think about other options. Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks play their characters well and are both quite funny. The secondary characters were just as good as well. Inm waiting for the day when Craig Robinson is cast as the lead character because he seems like he steals all the scenes. Jason Mewes didnnt really have a lot to say, but Inm sure female fans of his will love this movie since you get to see Mewes in all his glory. I thought it was funny that Kevin Smith added porn star Katie Morgan and ex-porn star Traci Lords to be in the movie. Letns just say I know their work well. One thing to note is be sure to stay til the end of the credits because you find out what has become of Zack, Miri and the rest of the staff of the movie.

I thought Zack and Miri Make A Porno was similar to Judd Apatow movies instead of a Kevin Smith movie. Maybe itns because Seth Rogan was starring in this, and it wasnnt Ben Affleck or Jason Lee? But having one of those guys be the lead actor still would have been funny. Having Seth Rogan play Zack, whons like an everyday joe kind of guy makes this movie funnier. Who would see them in a porno? That very question is brought up very earlier on in the movie. Positive aspects of the movie aside, I thought the film was a bit too predictable. You can just get a sense of what was going to happen. Thatns not to say Donnt watch this, but that was the only problem I had with the movie.
The 2-Disc DVD contains A LOT of deleted scenes, a making of featurette thatns the length of a movie, lots of outtakes & bloopers and an improve battle between Seth Rogen and Justin Long. The content may not look like much but itns VERY long thatns what she said. The deleted scenes are about an hour and half long which raises the question, Why didnnt Kevin Smith just put a lot of these back into the movie? I think there should have been an unrated version of the movie, or at least a directorns cut that was separate from the theatrical movie. I watched a good portion of the deleted scenes and felt that a lot of them should have been left in the movie, but whons going to sit through an epic 3 hour movie of Zack and Miri making a porno flick? The making of is just as long in length, and was very good as well. Smith and company talk about all the stuff that went into making this movie. Kevin wrote this screenplay with Seth Rogen in mind, things like that. Other bloopers were great and made me chuckle. Itns always funny seeing what other lines the actors try to use. Sometimes they are funnier than what gets picked in the movie, sometimes not. If you have the time and like this movie, be sure to watch all the extras!

Zack and Miri Make A Porno is a hilarious comedy from Kevin Smith. It features a funny cast, outrageous dialogue and scenes, and I think itns a movie that both men and women will enjoy. The movie is available on DVD and Blu-Ray and I think itns worth purchasing!

Features:
Disc 1:
– Deleted Scenes

Disc 2:
– Popcorn Porn: The Making Of Zack And Miri
– Money Shots Webisodes
– Comic-Con 2008
– Outtakes, Ad-libs And Bloopers
– Seth Vs. Justin: Battle For Improvisational Supremacy

Audio:
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1

Video:
Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)

Subtitles:
English, Spanish

Favorites: All the scenes where they are filming the movie, “Watch the pullout,” titty auditions
Rating: R
Running Time: 101 minutes
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