movie coverI'd rather be watching TV![IMDB link] [Netflix link] Any movie by Kevin Smith is generally a MUST-see comedy!

PEOPLE: Elizabeth Banks, Seth Rogan, Jason Mewes (aka Jay from Jay & Silent Bob), Jeff Anderson (aka Randall from Clerks), Gerry Bednob (the hilarious old Indian guy also in The 40 Year Old Virgin, Walk Hard:The Dewey Cox Story, Brutal Massacre:A Comedy, Friday, and Encino Man), Kenny Hotz (of Kenny Vs. Spenny, a show we were fans of before it came to America), porn stars Katie Morgan and Traci Lords…. and the black guy from the office (who needs an IMDB photo so I can visually find his name…argh).

QUIRKS: The whole movie is a quirk, in that movies about 2 friends making a porno together don’t really exist. Sure, there have been mainstream comedy movies about making porn before — South Park‘s creators’ movie Orgazmo is brilliant — but none of them really fall into the romantic comedy genre, as this one does. And this one created quite a stir due to Kevin Smith’s immense popularity — something Orgazmo didn’t have working for it, as fewer people seemed (and seem) to know who Matt & Trey are.

And surprisingly… two songs I really, really, really, really like? That actually blows me away as it’s something I don’t typically experience. It’s nice to see MC Chris get some A-movie recognition with “Fette’s Vette”, a song I’ve been a fan of since 2001. And I only recently became acquainted with The Pixies, entering their fandom a full decade after everyone else. Yet I am completely in love with the Pixies song Hey for quite some time, and really could not think of a more appropriate song to use in… well… every romantic comedy. I would not tire of it.

From IMDB: In one sex scene Lester (Jason Mewes) flips his tie around, so it’s hanging down his back. This was done because Jason has director Kevin Smith’s daughter’s name tattooed down his back, and used the tie to hide said tattoo.

And yes, Edward Penishands is a real movie. I had the misfortune of seeing some of it with Angel & Lauren W (who sung along with some of the… songs?!?!?!).

And the high-school reunion scene just made me regret not going to my 10-year reunion that much more. . . I’d love to find out which fellow WSHS’92-ers are in gay porn now.. hahaha.

BAD STUFF: Well, it’s a romantic comedy. But Kevin Smith is good at making romantic comedies better than anyone else. He keeps the “funny” part of the movie stretched out as long as possible. The comedy doesn’t fade away halfway through in a disappointing fashion, like with Knocked Up. It probably lasts a good 75% of the movie, which is good for a romantic comedy.

CONCLUSION: I gave it 5/5 stars on Netflix and 8/10 on IMDB. This movie is fresh, unique, and sexually comedy. All good elements. Not to mention great dialog (as always with any Kevin Smith movie).

RECOMMENDATION: Duh. See it. No matter what.

MOVIE QUOTE:
Miriam Linky: Nobody wants to see us fuck, Zack!
Zack: EVERYBODY wants to see ANYBODY fuck. I hate Rosie O’Donell, but if somebody said “I got a tape of Rosie O’Donell getting fucked stupid” I’d be like “Why the fuck aren’t we watching that right now?”

FRIENDS’ RATINGS: Everybody we watched it with seemed to like it….

Mood: eating
Music: NoFX – You Will Lose Faith