Zack & Miri, enacted by Seth Rogen & Elizabeth Banks are shown as roommates staying together for years at
. From the very beginning it was made clear that their financial condition was in dire strait & with each month circumstances seemed to be worsening. In spite of working at a coffee shop Zack was not always able to pay his utility bills & Miri’s effort for working at local shopping mall also did not make much change. , Monroeville Pennsylvania
Prior to attending a high school reunion Miri was caught changing her cloths at Zack’s workplace by two local teenagers, who soon uploads the voyeur video thus making her famous overnight. Taking insight to the viral marketing of the video & talking with one gay porn star at high school reunion, Zack decides to shoot pornography in order to come out from the financial crisis. Miri at first was reluctant to do the video shoot with Zack as they were friends with no physical intimacy & thought that this might put a dent to their friendship. The story thus steps forward as how both of them teams up to progress with their idea of making the movie & gets romantically involved while doing one such intimate video shoot.
Though the overall movie was pleasant, I still find some glitches with the pacing & the character development. It seemed that for most of the part Zack’s character was more toned up while Miri’s part seemed to be rather shortened. Considering this to be a romantic comedy the movie lacked or rather I would say failed to show the bonding in a much deeper level. Rest of the characters were not made much to shine but seemed to rather fill up the gaps within the script. Only one character which I can think of having some extra lines to put up with Zack was ‘Lester’ performed by Jason Mewes as a porn star in the movie.
That being said this movie has some good enough explicit sexuality, no wonder Katie Morgan a retired porn star was taken for the role to ease the tension while filming.
If you are planning to see this don’t expect the story to be as ‘Knocked Up’ or ‘ The 40-Year-Old Virgin’ which I consider to be very good & at the same time highly enjoyable.
Watch this on any lackluster weekend to lighten up the mood.
My Rating : 6/10