Dave's Rating:

4.5

...hilariously filthy

Who’s In It: Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Banks, Jason Mewes, Craig Robinson, Traci Lords, Katie Morgan, Ricky Mabe, Jeff Anderson

The Basics: Rogen and Banks are Zack and Miri, best friends and platonic roommates. They’re poor. Their electricity and water have been cut off. So they decide to make, with the help of their friends, a porn movie. They don’t mind having sex in front of people while cameras roll. But it upsets their delicate balance of not liking each other in that way and forces them to realize that they’ve been secretly crushing for a long time. Also, Jason Mewes (the Jay half of Jay and Silent Bob) goes full frontal. Just so you know.

What’s The Deal: I have a Kevin Smith blind spot. It lives in the same blind-spot-intensive part of my brain that Pootie Tang and Just One of The Guys occupies. He could make the worst movie of the year and I’d probably laugh. I like the world his characters live in. And I know his flaws as a director. He’s not… what’s the right way to say this… very good at it. His movies can be sloppy and dumbly plotted and badly paced and about nothing. But he points the camera at his people and then gives them really hilariously filthy stuff to say all the time. I like that. He reminds you that sex is supposed to be dirty. And then that it’s funny for being dirty. And then somebody gets pooped on. See? That's great.

What’s Wrong With This Movie: First half is really funny. Second half is when it all gets mushy and everyone decides that love is more important than sex and money. They even talk about how sex is different from “making love.” I know, gross. Do I need to hear that? I know that stuff already. So do you. What I want, what you want, what we all want from Kevin Smith is more jokes about freaky masturbation techniques and Traci Lords performing erotic circus tricks. And Star Wars gags. Lots of Star Wars gags.

How Much Actual Simulated Sex You See: Enough to get a good strong “R” rating but not nearly enough to warrant having the word “porno” in the title. In fact, nothing you see in this movie would even be strong enough for XTube. Wait for the “extreme, unrated” DVD, I guess.

Best Stolen Scene: Justin Long has one extended scene as a weirdly low-talking gay porn star. I’d tell you some of the things he says but they’re too nasty and awesome to repeat here.

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