Most of you know, that my 2 passions in life are technology and films. Well, I have covered plenty of the technology stuff on the blog, so I thought I would start to get more involved with film news and reviews on top of the technology stuff that I will continue to do also.

The Synopsis & Cast

With that being said, I recently went to see Kevin Smith’s new film, Zack and Miri Make a Porno. This movie stars Seth Rogen (Knocked Up and Superbad) as Zack, and Elizabeth Banks (40 Year Old Virgin and Defiantly, Maybe) as Miri. Zack and Miri are two longtime friends that are struggling to make ends meet and pay the bills at the apartment they share. In dire need of money, they decided to make a porno. They take off to local strip clubs and sex shops in search of actors and crew. The main story line of the film is about the sex scene that Zack and Miri have for the porno, and the feelings it brings out.

The Review

Zack and Miri is a good film, I will just come out and say it. It offers up a large number of gut busting laughs while holding a pretty good plot line. I am a big fan of Kevin Smith and his past films, so I had high expectations going into this film. Even with the high exceptions, I enjoyed this film. It is not as great as some of his other films, but it is in no way bad.

It does what you would expect, by delivering great one liners, gross out comedy scenes, and very very awkward sex moments. I would go into depth on some of my favorite scenes, but I don’t want to give away to much. There is one scene that is so over the top gross out funny, if you have seen it, you know what I am talking about. It works like Judd Apatows baby being born scene from Knocked up and the re occurrence of male nudity in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, where you can’t look away but it is horrible to watch and funny at the same time. The film also features Craig Robinson who most know as Daryl the warehouse guy from NBC’s The Office. His scene with his stereo type wife towards the end of the movie is one of the classic moments I will remember from this film.

Justin Long (The Apple Guy) and Brandon Roth (Superman Returns) defiantly steal the show during their very short onscreen time. Justin Longs character in general would have added to the film if he stuck around a bit longer.

I took a date to see this movie, but she was prepared for it. I would defiantly say make sure you know what you are getting into before you walk into this movie with your little brother or a uptight girl friend. It is very raunchy, and IS A VERY VERY STRONG R MOVIE.

Overall: B+

The Goodies

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