'Zack and Miri Make a Porno'

'Zack and Miri Make a Porno'

There are 10 comments on the Newsday story from Oct 30, 2008, titled 'Zack and Miri Make a Porno'. In it, Newsday reports that:

At a time when young Americans are baring their souls on blogs and just about everything else on viral video, it's almost quaint that writer-director Kevin Smith finds shock value in the idea of two friends ...

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Ric

Melville, NY

#1 Oct 30, 2008
Come on now Rafer, if you watch a Smith flick (especially one about porn) and don't expect gross-out humor, you're the one that's out of touch.

Also, if you did a bit of research, Mewes has been clean and sober for more than three years, a simple internet search would tell you that.

The inclusion of actual adult film stars serves two-fold. Lords is there to poke fun at her image and past, while Katie Morgan is there in order to utilize her, um, experience.

Not that it matters, because Smith's films have a niche audience that will see the flick regardless (save for Jersey Girl), but your opinions on this flick seem a bit uneducated, which is disappointing considering you're usually a very good film critic.
buzzy

United States

#2 Oct 30, 2008
stupidity to match the way of the world today what can we all expect with obama on the horizon
Dan H

Elmont, NY

#3 Oct 30, 2008
You went to see a Kevin Smith movie and you were turned off by the "gross out" humor?

Have you ever seen a Kevin Smith movie? What did you expect to happen?

And if you've listened to Kevin Smith talk about the movie, you'd know that he definitely does not think that porn has any "shock value."
What is that all about

North Brunswick, NJ

#5 Oct 30, 2008
Save your money!
you missed it

Tucson, AZ

#6 Oct 30, 2008
"The most modern character is Brandon (Justin Long), a refreshingly guilt-free gay porn star. A more adventurous filmmaker would have made him the star."

Wow. Like Disney doesn't cram enough gays and misfits enough down society's throat.
BoatMan

Brooklyn, NY

#7 Oct 30, 2008
Mr Rafer Guzman you are not very good at being a movie critic, I suggest you find a new line of work. You do not understand the material that you are trying to critique and worse, you probably are not even aware of your inadequacies.

First off, Kevin Smith movies are not meant for the current brain dead teen generation. He does not try to fit his movies into studio demographics that are easily understood by suits in hollywood or simpleminded movie critics. He is true to his audience and his fans. As his audience has grown and matured his movies have followed suit. He is a master at taking what seems like on the surface to be immature toilet humor, and injecting it with a wit and sophistication that most are unable to recognize. In today’s age of mindless unimaginative entertainment he is one of the few writer/directors you can count on to deliver humor, insight and intelligence all in the same movie. His goal is not to make a blockbuster or award winning movies, he just tries to make good movies.

To critic his movie not on its merit, but that it doesn’t fit into your narrow view of what is edgy, funny or adventurous is egotistical and well beyond your own intelligence and talents.

Also, you don't even know anything about pornno, if anything today’s smut has more plotlines and stories then ever before. You are really just talking out you a$$. Do you actually know anything? Again just shows your level.
BoatMan

Brooklyn, NY

#8 Oct 30, 2008
buzzy wrote:
stupidity to match the way of the world today what can we all expect with obama on the horizon
you are moron, go play in traffic and let the adults talk
Rocco Seffredi

AOL

#11 Oct 30, 2008
Should have had Brianna Banks in that movie, not Elizabeth Banks.
Ben Dover

New York, NY

#12 Oct 31, 2008
I hear he has a 12 inch 3 lb hammer in his pocket
kitkat

United States

#13 Nov 4, 2008
saw this the other day, was disappointed, and i usually like kevin smith movies...i would say save your money and if you must see it, wait to rent it (if anyone actually rents movies anymore)...plain and simple it just wasn't funny, which is what i was expecting.

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