Friday, October 24, 2008

Mooshki - Movie Review - Zach And Miri Make A Porno


This isn’t really going to be a review - I think you either like Kevin Smith’s movies or you don’t. This is a VERY Kevin Smith movie. Not my favorite (how can you compete with Dogma?) but definitely one of his better ones. I have to see it again; I missed a good chunk of the dialogue because I was laughing so loud (along with the rest of the audience). One of my favorite parts was when they were trying to come up with a title for their porno. I love porn titles that are take-offs of other movies (Forrest Hump, Edward Penishands) so I was dying at some of their ideas. Some things that stood out for me: Justin Long was surprisingly good at a role that’s quite different from the ones he usually plays (I can’t say anything about it without giving good stuff away). I think Traci Lords has been away from porn for too long - she seemed to be doing more “acting,” while Katie Morgan was a brilliant, naturally at ease, happy porn girl. Kevin’s wife, Jennifer Schwalbach, was gorgeous in her bit. In Clerks 2 she was way too thin and looked scary, but she’s gained a couple of pounds and it looks great on her. Saving the best for last: Yes, Mewes does full frontal (woo hoo!). He’s certainly not in Snoop’s league, but he was nicely groomed, and I think Pink would find it pretty. I can’t wait for the screen captures for FFF!

Warning: I can see why Kevin had to fight so hard with the MPAA - this is definitely a hard R for sexuality. (Although, imo, infinitely less offensive than the violence in a typical R action movie.) There actually isn’t a whole lot of full nudity, and of course there’s no penetration, but there’s a lot of implied kinky sex, including one particular scene that made me think Kevin thought to himself “what’s the most disgusting thing I can do to Jeff Anderson in this film?”

Another warning: You will NEVER be able to look at a Star Wars movie the same way again.

If you’re a Kevin Smith fan, this is a definite must-see!

15 comments:

Kara said...

I wanna see! I wanna see! :)

Mooshki said...

Holy cow, you're on the ball this morning Enty - I just sent this like half an hour ago! :)

West End Girl said...

This looks aces, thanks for the review Mooshki!

Harriet Hellfire said...

I'm really looking forward to this movie, thanks Mooshki!

not a famous adrian said...

Thanks for another great review! Right after High School Musical 3, this is on my must see list.
OK--only kiddung about HSM3

Mooshki said...

LOL, your daughter isn't into HSM, is she?

not a famous adrian said...

No--not at all, but her friend is IN LOVE with Nick Jonas & HSM, & bought them tickets for tonight. We haven't stopped making fun of her.
Every kid she babysits for is going
also.

Judi said...

Thanks, Mooshki. Just fyi: Except for the film 'Traci, I love You,' she was a minor when she did porn. Anyone have those old films, better keep them hidden.

Sylvia said...

Very interesting story on Traci Lords, saw it on the Biography channel or A&E. She was a minor but I think either they didn't have proof or something. She is also suppose to be a very smart cookie.

Judi said...

Sylvia, she used a fake ID. Check her out at imdb.

Mooshki said...

I have enough trouble looking at Traci with clothes on, so shouldn't be a problem. :) Not surprising - very few girls with happy childhoods end up in porn. Although this Katie Morgan chick did seem very chipper! I wouldn't mind seeing some of her flicks.

DNfromMN said...

Thanks for the review, Mooshki. I had hoped this would be a good one.

BlahFrickinBlah said...

I LOVE Kevin Smith. My best friend and I used to get torked up and go watch his movies when they first came out. (she went and had kids and spoiled all the fun--boo hiss) I will definitely see this one. I love Jason Mewes and Seth Rogan. Full frontal on Jason? Shit! I'm there!

Mooshki said...

Another thing to add - there is full backal of Mewes as well as full frontal - very nice as well! :)

Jerry said...

I'm much relieved to hear this since I have a huge mancrush on Kevin Smith but never liked Seth Rogen that much.