Thursday, November 6, 2008

"Zack and Miri Make a Porno" (2008, Dir: Kevin Smith)

A sweet but stagy romcom that is often very funny but just as often very stilted. Good acting and witty script but none of it feels spontaneous or organic - the emotional payoff is completely calculated but, fortunately, it works. Banks shows her comic chops as a lead player, but it's still a disappointingly rote performance. Jason Mewes and especially Justin Long are hilarious in supporting roles. There's one joke in here that is too crude for words; I wish they had left it out. Nice to see Traci Lords making fun of herself - she's not a bad actress, to be honest. Very good soundtrack, as well.

3 comments:

Fox said...

But WHEN!?!? :)

Soiled Sinema said...

Hurry please.

Slayton said...

I'll review these when I have time... Major writer's block at the moment and I'm mega busy this week with school concerts, so maybe on the weekend?