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ZACK AND MIRI MAKE A PORNO review

When I was in middle school I rented a movie called Mallrats and instantly feel under the raunchy charm of KEVIN SMITH. After that movie I turned into a VIEW ASKEW fanatic. I own every Kevin Smith movie on VHS and DVD. I even had the great honor of seeing his notorious Q & A’s for myself at ECU, it was one of the greatest nights of my life. Enough hero worship. Now I’ve noticed that The Apatow Crew owes ALOT to Kevin Smith. The Apatow brand movies are only slightly less raunchy versions of Kevin Smith movies, it’s easy to see if you know your 90’s indie film. Now that being said, Apatow and company are the kings of comedy right now and Kevin Smith is still seen as a indie guy. So Seth Rogen being in a Kevin Smith movie is a pretty big deal, hell Rogen even admits that Smith was a giant influence on him. Now with this, my perfect storm of comedy, I knew I had to see this movie. So Sunday morning I sat in the theatre like a kid waiting for Santa Clause and I wasn’t disappointed. The movie is basically about two best friends(ZACK AND MIRI) who are so down on their luck they have the great idea to make a porno. Now I don’t get why it seems that you have to be down on your luck to make porn, but hey who am I to quibble. Although another movie tackled the subject matter (THE AMATEURS) but this takes it even farther.I haven’t laughed like that in a long time. The movie does have the usual Kevin Smith ending, but that’s what these movies do. Apatow and Smith kill at the guy romantic comedy. This movie is funny in ways that I can do no justice, although if your not into these type of movies you’ll think it’s stupid. But to any fan of Smith or Rogen, you have to see this movie. I hate to mention Apatow when talking about Smith, but they’re so similar it’s crazy. Plus Apatow is hot right now and I’d love to see that rub off on Smith. After all he deserves it for helping pave the way.

CHARLES’ GRADE: A

PROS: The Entire cast is great, nice touch getting a former porn star and current porn star in the cast, hilarious

CONS: The ending is fine if not a bit cookie cutter(except the Jay bit at the end was great)

Great cast

Great cast: Two Smith veterans, a stand up comedian who plays piano, a somewhat newbie, Traci Lords, and A oddly sparkly porn star

cant say Im mad Smith picked you to play Miri

I don't even mind you wear granny panties

Im boning Superman

I've seen Drew Barrymore with out make up

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