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  • Summary: Lifelong friends and roommates Zack and Miri are facing hard times and a mountain of debt. When the electricity and plumbing get cut off, they seize upon the idea of making a homegrown porno movie for some quick cash, enlisting the help of their friends. The two vow that having sex will notLifelong friends and roommates Zack and Miri are facing hard times and a mountain of debt. When the electricity and plumbing get cut off, they seize upon the idea of making a homegrown porno movie for some quick cash, enlisting the help of their friends. The two vow that having sex will not ruin their friendship. But as filming begins, what started out as a business proposition between friends turns into something much more. (The Weinstein Company)

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  1. Positive: 15 out of 33
  2. Negative: 2 out of 33
  1. Smith gives the appearance of wanting to provoke, but along with his smuttiness, he wears his heart on his sleeve.
  2. 75
    The funniest movie of Smith's I've seen. It's "When Harry Did Sally."
  3. 75
    Naughty and nice is a killer-hard combo to pull off. Stick with Rogen and Banks. They rock it.
  4. Reviewed by: Robert Wilonsky
    60
    The biggest titters at a recent preview screening came during a scene in which Mewes shows off his dick--as though, at last! Still, how Jason Segal of him. Does Apatow always get there first?
  5. Reviewed by: Dana Stevens
    50
    This movie could have been an effervescent neo-screwball romance, "Bringing Up Baby" with nut-sack jokes. So there's no blaming the subject matter for the fact that Zack and Miri feels so dispiritingly graceless.
  6. Reviewed by: Neely Tucker
    50
    This was originally rated NC-17, and somehow, I'm thinking that version will survive on DVD.
  7. 25
    Smith appears to have poured his creative energy into the cheerful come-on of the title and left nothing in reserve for the movie. He fails to wring any memorable comedy from shoestring porno filmmakers because his own filmmaking is just as amateurish and slovenly.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 63
  2. Negative: 14 out of 63
  1. Dec 8, 2013
    10
    Kevin Smith's taken a cue from Judd Apatow's success with The 40 Year Old Virgin and Knocked Up and created a surprisingly sweet,Kevin Smith's taken a cue from Judd Apatow's success with The 40 Year Old Virgin and Knocked Up and created a surprisingly sweet, profanity-laden sex comedy. Oh yeah, Zack and Miri Make a Porno will definitely offend some viewers (as did Virgin and Knocked Up), but I've got to believe if the title alone offends you, you know better than to buy a ticket to watch the movie. Zack and Miri Make a Porno that spells out right there what you're in store for. If you can handle the title, you can probably handle the R-rated film. Expand
  2. AMovieCritic
    Nov 2, 2008
    10
    Probably the funniest and most enjoyable comedy I've seen in years, highly recommended.
  3. RobertS.
    Feb 23, 2009
    9
    In Zack & Miri Make A Porno we see a real break through in directing for Kevin Smith. He has come into an art of comedic writing that is In Zack & Miri Make A Porno we see a real break through in directing for Kevin Smith. He has come into an art of comedic writing that is rarely replicated. He is able to stay hip and current but not lose the most essential human emotion. The movie is hillarious and contains quite a few interesting cameos (my favorite being the Apple Guy) - This is Kevin Smith's funniest and most intelligent comedy. This isn't to say he is trying to shove an agenda down your throat like in Dogma (although a brilliant movie in its own right) the movie stays fresh throughout and never boring. Completely worth your time, easily the funniest movie of the year. Expand
  4. Wally
    Nov 1, 2008
    8
    Probably the raunchiest romantic comedy I've seen. It's not the traditional romantic comedy but traditional is not always good. It Probably the raunchiest romantic comedy I've seen. It's not the traditional romantic comedy but traditional is not always good. It has some great belly laughs and a few gross outs. If you don't mind sailor language with your laughs you'll like this movie. Expand
  5. HeccubusX
    Nov 7, 2008
    7
    Comparing Kevin Smith to Judd Apatow is borderline insulting. To Smith, I mean. This movie's only real shortcomings were the lack of Comparing Kevin Smith to Judd Apatow is borderline insulting. To Smith, I mean. This movie's only real shortcomings were the lack of closure (as others have noted) and the fact that very early on in the story, the viewer will stop and say "This is going to turn into a romantic comedy before the end". If you have a girlfriend with a crude sense of humour, this is a perfect date movie, basically. Expand
  6. gladys
    Nov 4, 2008
    5
    Overall the movie ok, it had some good laughs and I did get my monies worth. The movie turned from a light hearted funny indulgence to a Overall the movie ok, it had some good laughs and I did get my monies worth. The movie turned from a light hearted funny indulgence to a romantic relationship...why. I didn't feel any closure with the Porn video or the next level. Expand
  7. MichaelB.
    Nov 2, 2008
    0
    Let's not support this kind of Hollywood trash or there will be more of it! Protect our children and our children's children!

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