Kill Jill’s Awesome Thing Of The Week: “Zack & Miri Make a Porno”

zack-miri2There’s a chance that I went into the theatre to see Zack & Miri Make a Porno being a little bias. I’ll tell you why:
Ever since that little comedic gem called The 40-Year-Old Virgin came out in 2005, I’ve been a fan of Seth Rogen. What’s not to like? He’s hairy, funny, has a potty mouth and he’s got that great Jew ‘fro thing going on. Awesome, awesome, awesome. Plus, he didn’t look half bad in uniform (despite the moustachio) in last year’s Superbad. Anyway, enough about him.

Elizabeth Banks. Oh, Elizabeth Banks. She’s effing gorgeous and so funny- at the same time. Few actresses seem to pull that off. And I love that she’s gorgeous, and yet she still manages to pull off the “one of the guys” thing for this film. I pretty much died with her at the beginning of this movie when she found out her high school crush was gay. Oh, man. Man oh man.

(Poor little drunk girl. How I know your pain.)

I’m ashamed to say this… but this is my first Kevin Smith film. *hides from the rotten vegetables being pelted by villagers* That’s right- I haven’t seen Clerks, Clerks II, Dogma, Chasing Amy, Mallrats or Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back… Heck, I didn’t even see Jersey Girl (although, I heard I didn’t miss much with that one). Anyhoo. I went in without a “OMG! Kevin Smith is awesome!!”-type bias. Just a “OMG! I love Seth Rogen!!”-type bias. Oh well.

I emailed my brother about the movie last night. We live in separate provinces but just happened to go see the movie on the same night in our separate towns. My brother called it “the most non-conservative movie he’s ever seen”. That about sums it up.

Justin Long has one bad-ass cameo in this film. I pretty much pissed myself. I won’t spoil it. Just go see the fricking movie and you’ll understand how amazing his cameo really is. It’s so damn beautiful.

Despite the vivid sex scenes, the potty-mouth-ness and an uncomfortable scene that may or may not include human fecal matter (ew), this movie was all-together hilarious. Honestly, it’s the most disgusting romantic comedy I’ve ever seen. At it’s core, that’s what it is: a romantic comedy. I never thought Seth Rogen (a big hairy dude that looks something like a monster from Where The Wild Things Are) would ever have any on-screen chemistry with Elizabeth Banks (goddess!)… but it happens. At first, there is absolutely nothing. But then… BLAMO! Chemistry. And it’s so sweet and innocent and beautiful… even with the cameras rolling in the background.

Kudos to Kevin Smith for a particular sex scene. I won’t go into details but I will say this: it’s possibly the sweetest sex scene I’ve ever seen in a movie. And it seems even sweeter despite the circumstances. Great choice in music too- I can’t stop listening to “Lift Me Up” by Live now.

Speaking of which, I can’t wait for the soundtrack to come out next week. It looks like it’s going to be a wickedly awesome album. Great stuff.

My official rating: 8 “Fleshlights” out of 10.

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One Response to “Kill Jill’s Awesome Thing Of The Week: “Zack & Miri Make a Porno””

  1. Hey, I found you’re blog while searching around in my English class!!! I absolutely love your style of writing and your insights. I agree, “Zach and Miri make a Porno” was wickedly sick. That scene with the fecal matter had myself and the whole audience screaming. It was so disgusting, and yet so funny. I haven’t talked to anyone else who has seen the movie, I’m glad you liked it. BTW, thank for the song title, I’ve been looking for the name of that song that plays during that beautiful love scene, and now I know. I knew it was by Live, but couldn’t find the song title. Take care!!!

    Kyle

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