Zack and Miri Make a Porno
Starring Seth Rogan and Elizabeth Banks.
Yeah, I missed this when it was playing in the teatros
, but it's running currently on Comedy Central. If you catch the early night showings, they bleep the profanity. In the late night showings, the cussing is there in all its glory. But -- even though Comedy Central notices during late night say the film is uncut and uncensored, they blur out naughty bits in any nekkid scenes -- like during the shooting of the porno in the coffee shop.
What kind of ass-backward modern coffee shop still uses coffee pots on a burner? This place does. It should be in a water-heated urn because pots on a burner scorches the coffee. Hey, I'm a longtime coffee drinker.
Also, Miri has a blue clamshell iBook. 2008 was the era of the MacBook and MacBook Pro. You're behind by at least 4 revisions of Apple products. Disclaimer: I worked for Apple from 2001-2005
This of course was a romance with the porno as a smokescreen. The geeky loser Zack and geeky beauty Miri have real chemistry and feelings for each other that they don't admit until the end of the flick.
Justin Long in a cameo as a gay man at the high school reunion is precious. Seems like he can do anything acting-wise.
Traci Lords is typecast as a porn starlet. Her voice is awfully low. Is that a side effect of the things she had to do when she was in the business?
The movie is rife with rapid-fire, tossaway but highly appropriate foul language, a hallmark of many Kevin Smith directed movies. Therefore, whoever did the bleeping for Comedy Central for this flick really earned his pay
. Smith is always able to use this technique to great and humorous effect. And you know what? I've seen Smith in person at a comic book convention and he is just as profane in person, and funny as hell too (we laughed for the entire hour he spoke). You can catch some of that on various YouTube clips with him, especially in interviews.
Kevin Smith movies aren't for everybody, but I really like them. I really liked this one, too.
After watching this movie I looked at my HD and found that sadly, I only had a couple handsful of Elizabeth Banks pics. Bad me! I am trying to correct that error.