Movie of the Week: Zack and Miri Make a Porno

This was probably the most professional looking movie Kevin Smith’s ever done.  If it wasn’t for Jason Mewes and the appearance by his wife Jennifer Schwalbach Smith, this could have been a film from a member of the Apatow Family.

It was pretty funny for Smith’s second foray outside of the View Askew universe (much better than the undeservedly maligned Jersey Girl).

Seth Rogan and Elizabeth Banks (who seems to be in every fifth movie this year) were great as the title characters but the only qualm I had is until the end, you didn’t really feel like they were best friends in the whole wide world.  More like roommates who because really good friends or vice versa.

Craig Robinson stole every scene he was in and I think it’s time for Judd Apatow to promote him to a starring role.

I was wondering why this movie got a NC-17 intially (Smith successfully appealed to get it an R rating) but there is one scene that says it all.  If it was NC-17, I’d be annoyed with MPAA rating system but I’d understand.

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