Rating: 2.5 stars
It occurs to me that there may be one perfect audience member for a Kevin Smith film and that person is. . . Kevin Smith. Who else besides Smith would have such a taste for extreme raunch and mushy, chick-flick style romance?
But Smith’s cinematic schizophrenia may actually work to his advantage. You see, he’s not the best director of romantic comedies (although Chasing Amy had a certain shaggy charm) and he’s certainly not the best director at raunch (he tends to go too far, and isn’t quite funny enough to get away with it). But put the two sides of Smith together and you’ve got something resembling a good movie.
Which leads us to Zack and Miri Make a Porno. The title gets points for literal-mindedness (although it loses points for accessibility—when I review it on WBAL, I’ll be shortening it to the more kid-friendly Zack and Miri).
Zack (Seth Rogen) and Miri (Elizabeth Banks) are best friends and roommates—no nookie—and they’re positively broke. So they get the bright idea to make a porno film...