The leads of Kevin Smith's blue movie Zack and Miri Make a Porno are counterparts of the 1989 film duo Harry and Sally, only less ambitious.
The same might be said of Smith's movie, an intermittently funny, trash-talking sex farce about platonic friends who, while making a skinflick, inadvertently discover their vocation - and their feelings for each other. Confectionarily speaking, it's an obscenity-glazed sour patch with a toothache-sweet caramel center.
Zach (cuddly Seth Rogen) and Miri (bubbly Elizabeth Banks) are Pittsburgh rowdies and roommates on the striving end of retail. He's a barista, she's a mall cashier, and they're delinquent on the utility bills for their forlorn Pittsburgh flat. During a frigid Steeltown winter, they're in hot water - and freezing cold.