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Zack and Miri Make a Porno [2008] [R] - 10.2.10



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Unlike the MPAA we do not assign one inscrutable rating based on age, but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE and PROFANITY on a scale of 0 to 10, from lowest to highest, depending on quantity and context.

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Two friends (Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks) have had a platonic relationship since childhood and are now roommates down on their luck. Mounting bills convince them that the easiest and fastest way to solvency is to create a homemade pornographic film. Also with Jason Mewes, Katie Morgan, Craig Robinson, Traci Lords, Jeff Anderson, Jennifer Schwalbach-Smith, Tom Savini and Gerry Bednob. Directed by Kevin Smith. [1:41]

SEX/NUDITY 10 - A woman removes her top (her bare breasts are visible), a man near her removes his shirt (we see his bare chest), she sits on a counter, and they kiss, while several other people are in the room and watching and one man is filming them; the man removes his pants (we see his bare buttocks), he thrusts rapidly from behind her, they both moan, and they are interrupted but continue again later.
 A man and a woman have anal sex, a cameraman lies on the floor below them, and when the man having sex withdraws (we see his bare buttocks), feces splatter onto the cameraman's face.
 While being filmed a man and a woman lie back on a hay bale, they kiss, and they have sex -- he thrusts on top of her and we see their facial expressions as they climax. A man and a woman have sex and she thrusts toward him; it is suggested that she is penetrating him with a prosthetic penis.
 A fully nude man walks through an apartment (his bare chest, abdomen, genitals and buttocks are shown). A man wears a costume that has an opening at the crotch level and his testicles are visible through it. Several women (some wearing skimpy outfits that reveal bare buttocks and cleavage and others topless showing bare breasts) dance in a club. A woman takes off her dress in front of a man during an audition (she stands fully nude and her bare breasts and pubic region are visible). A woman changes her clothes in the back room of a store, and two young men in the store watch and take a picture of her (we see her in her panties and bra); a man pulls down his pants and stands in their line of sight (we see his bare buttocks) and we later see a picture of her on the web. A woman wears a short skirt and a bra (cleavage, bare abdomen and bare legs are visible).
 A man asks a woman to masturbate him in a bathroom and she agrees (we see him coming out of the bathroom zipping up his pants). A woman licks a man's finger suggestively. A man imagines licking a beer bottle seductively. A woman removes her panties (we see the panties but no nudity) and it is implied that she somehow blows bubbles from an orifice (we see a bubble floating in the air). Men and women hold light sabers that resemble penises. A man holds a small dog in his hands, moves it in front of his hips and thrusts suggestively.
 A man and a woman kiss passionately. Two men kiss passionately. Gay male couples and gay female couples dance in a gay club. A man sleeps on a couch with his thumb in another sleeping man's mouth (nothing sexual is implied).
 A man tries to convince a woman to make a porn movie with him. A man talks about making gay porn movies. A man talks about performing oral sex on women. A woman talks about wanting to have sex with someone she had a high school crush on. A man talks about a woman buying a vibrator and masturbating. A man makes sexual gestures with his hand in a few scenes. A man makes a crude sexual joke about having sex with his brother. A woman asks a man if he would have sex with her (he declines and tells her he is gay). A man asks a woman to have sex with him (she walks away). A married man flirts with a woman. Men ask women what kind of sex they prefer and there are remarks made about oral and anal sex. A woman tries to seduce a man, and he follows her to a bedroom where it is implied that they have sex, but we hear later they did not. A man describes a masturbation technique involving two people.
 A woman showers (we see her bare shoulders and part of her upper back when a man helps her rinse her hair). A man opens a bathroom door and a woman is inside using the bathroom (we do not see her but hear her protesting). A man and a woman change clothes in the same room (we see bare shoulders and the top of his chest).

VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - A hockey player punches another hockey player and is penalized. A man dressed in a padded costume is shot repeatedly by two men with paintball guns (he is not harmed).
 Two men argue in several scenes. A man and a woman argue.
 A man puts a hand warmer pouch in his pants and screams when the heat is too much and the pouch has become stuck to his scrotum (he puts his hand down his pants trying to remove the pouch).
 A woman slips and falls in the shower (she's OK). A man grabs another man around the neck and rubs his head with his knuckles. A boy riding a bike is nearly struck by a car; the car swerves to miss him and crashes into a fence.
 Feces splatter onto a cameraman's face.

PROFANITY 10 - 194 F-words and its derivatives, 43 sexual references, 58 scatological terms, 82 anatomical terms, 11 mild obscenities, 5 derogatory terms for African-Americans, 2 derogatory terms for homosexuals, name-calling (sick, stupid, idiot, loser, crazy), 4 religious profanities, 13 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - People drink beer at a party, people drink alcohol at a bar, people drink alcohol at a party, an intoxicated man carrying a can of beer enters a coffee shop. A woman smokes a cigarette.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Pornography, poverty, desperation, racism, friendship, romance, sexual attraction, high school, high school reunions, high school crushes, homosexuality, goals, aspirations.

MESSAGE - Sex isn't meaningful without love and commitment. Friendship can turn to love. Financial desperation can drive people to consider unconventional remedies.

Special Keywords: S10 - V2 - P10 - MPAAR

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