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ZACK & MIRI MAKE A PORNO

Ah, Kevin Smith. His words fit like a comfortable glove. Hilarious, and vulgar, and very, very comfortable.
Yes Kevin Smith is back with the raucous but sweet Zach & Miri Make a Porno, a great, funny, and very dirty movie about love and finances. When the cost of living gets too high for two lifelong friends, Zach, played with his usual casualness by Seth Rogen convinces Miri, played nicely by Elizabeth Banks, that they can make a porn movie.

It can be said that Seth Rogen plays himself in this movie, or at least, the same guy he plays in all his movies, but that doesnít mean he doesnít do a good job. Elizabeth Banks is more convincing, and shows a broader range, and sheís great. Her laugh is kind of infectious. Together the two share a nice chemistry.

Costarring in Smithís flick, Jason Mewes and Jeff Anderson, both of who are best known from previous Smith movies. Mewes disturbed me a bit, but I wonít say why. Craig Robinson from The Office is really good as Rogenís coworker who also gets pulled into the porn business. He has great delivery and timing. Traci Lords is pretty good in the movie too, but she kind of disturbed me as wellÖ

Oh, and Brandon Routh and Justin Long have a memorable scene in the movie, but I donít wanna give anything away hereÖ

So Kevin Smith made a Kevin Smith movie. Itís not gonna win any Oscars, but itís classic Kevin Smith, and thatís good enough for me. Just be aware that this movie is a STRONG rated R. Youíve been warned. Now enjoy!

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