Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Banks
Miri: You could be a waiter.
Zack: No one wants me around their food! Would you eat food that I gave you??
Miri: I would not eat food that you gave me, that is true.
I think the title about says it all. As a way to make money and pay their bills, roommates (and JUST friends) Zack and Miri venture into the adult film business.
To quote the Beatles, “IIIIIIIIII shoulda known better…”
I had watched the reviews for this movie on the At The Movies website, and they both said it was not as gross or vulgar as one would expect from a Kevin Smith movie involving this subject matter. I’m not sure what they were expecting, but it was plenty gross and vulgar in my opinion.
Though, honestly I’m not one to get easily offended by such things. My real problem with the movie is that it’s just not that funny. It’s as though Smith went to urbandictionary.com and just started writing down as many random sex terms as he could find. But, stringing those together, along with as many obscenities as you can, is no substitute for a witty, interesting script. There needs to be actual jokes. More stuff like what I quoted above. There is one good moment where they discuss the show Lost while filming a scene, but the few clever moments are few and far between.
Normally I like Seth Rogen, but in this movie it seemed like 90% of his dialogue was screamed, and most of it consisted of the strung together obsceneties and terms I mentioned before. That stuff gets boring real quick.
Elizabeth Banks (and her character) was the only thing resembling a bright spot in the movie, but that’s not enough to save it.
10 – 5 for not having many real jokes or wit – 1 for recycled characters + .2 for Banks = 4.2