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Compared to Apatow-directed/produced relationship comedies like The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up and Forgetting Sarah Marshall, you can’t exactly say Zack and Miri Make a Porno is breaking new ground with its combination of raunchy R-rated humor with a more sincere, emotional romance at the center of it all. Then again, even if those films didn’t exist, it still wouldn’t be breaking new ground, since Kevin Smith has been doing this since Chasing Amy. So all those saying Smith is just channeling Apatow can suck it. If anything, Apatow has been channeling Smith; he even admitted as much at last year’s Comic-Con, when he labeled Smith as one of his inspirations. And while Zack and Miri may not be the best comedy of the year, it’s definitely up there, and is certainly deserving of a purchase.
Blu-ray? Yes.
Notable Extras: Full length documentary, deleted and extended scenes, all of the “Money Shots” promo videos, and a blooper reel.

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Amazon – $16.99

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