R | | Comedy, Romance
Lifelong platonic friends Zack and Miri look to solve their respective cash-flow problems by making an adult film together. As the cameras roll, however, the duo begin to sense that they may have more feelings for each other than they previously thought.
A portion of the plot is based on Kevin Smith's experience making Clerks (1994): a very low budget, working only with friends, using a hockey stick as a boom microphone pole, and shooting the movie at his job (the Quick Stop and RST Video in Clerks (1994), and the Bean 'N' Gone coffee shop in this film).
Can you believe THIS shit? That chick frosted me like I was a fucking cake!
When we first meet Deacon, he's playing hockey and hits a player and is sent to the penalty box. In hockey, goalies do not serve their penalty, another player serves it for them.
An infomercial for "Zack and Miri Make YOUR Porno" interrupts the closing credits.
$10,065,630 (USA) (2 November 2008)
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