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We See Chick Flicks: Zack And Miri Make A Porno

Starring Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Banks, Justin Long
Directed by Kevin Smith

Last night I got to see the much-talked-about movie “Zack and Miri Make a Porno” as part of the CMJ Film Festival. Quite honestly, I was not impressed. Maybe it’s because there has been so much media attention surrounding the movie because of its title and the banning of certain posters. Or maybe my sense of humor just doesn’t mesh well with writer/director Kevin Smith’s. Either way, I thought the story was a big cliche, and Seth Rogen really didn’t need to say “f&*k” so many times without reason.The Lowdown: Basically, the movie is about two friends, Zack (Seth Rogen) and Miri (Elizabeth Banks), who live together and struggle to pay the bills. When Zack blows his last money on a sex toy and can’t pay the rent, they decide to make a porno. In the process of making their dirty movie, a bunch of things go horribly wrong. In the end, Zack and Miri become BFF with the odd co-stars they hired, and they realize that they love each other — awww.

The Verdict: The best part of the movie was Justin Long’s performance as Brandon St. Randy, a gay porn star who is dating Miri’s high school crush. While there are funny moments, in the end, I had a hard time suspending disbelief, and “Zack and Miri” seemed absurd and implausible. The part that I found most unbelievable, was that neither Zack nor Miri had ever thought about having sex with the other. They had known each other since elementary school, and the thought had never crossed Zack’s mind? Miri is hot! Then, all of a sudden, they have sex and are totally in love and start playing games with each other. I just can’t believe that — or how they created such a professional-looking porno with a cheap hand held video camera and no special lighting.

If you’re over 18, check out the trailer here. The movie hits theaters next Friday.

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