Knocked Up (DVD, 2007, 2-Disc Set, Unrated & Unprotected; Widescreen)
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- decadesstoreAug 25, 2007by
Funniest Movie I saw this year
This is the funniest movie I have seen all year!
An unexpected romantic leading man makes this story all that more appealing.
The dialog is wickedly outrageous and at times you think “did they really say that“?
One scene after another or outrageous dialoged with keep you laughing.
- juicysnotsSep 01, 2007by
Destined For Classic Comedy Shelves Everywhere !!
Hollywood's reigning auteur of raunchy romantic comedy, Judd Apatow, scores a knockout with 'Knocked Up' (UNRATED), his extremely funny and sweetly endearing follow-up to 'The 40-Year-Old Virgin'.
With generous helpings of acerbic great humor, sexually graphic dialogue and surprising emotional honesty, Apatow turns the most simple of premises — (a one-night stand stretching to nine months), into a thoroughly winning and frequently hilarious reflection on the pleasures and pitfalls of marriage and parenthood.
Likable "everyman" schlub/Apatow regular Seth Rogen ('Freaks and Geeks') and luminous Katharine Heigl ('Grey's Anatomy') strike comic sparks as the mismatched couple, whose drunken tumble into bed will forever change their lives — "For Better or Worse."
Pudgy, bass-voiced actor/writer Rogen leaves the comic sidekick roles behind as Ben Stone, a genial, pot-smoking slacker living in squalid arrested development with a motley collection of underachievers: Jay (Jay Baruchel), Jason (Jason Segel), Jonah (Jonah Hill) and Martin (Martin Starr). When not firing up the bong or playing juvenile pranks on each other, Ben and his buddies spend their days logging actresses' nude scenes for a website they're allegedly going to launch — that is, if they ever stop partying long enough to do actual work.
Ben goes out-of-his-way to avoid anything resembling gainful employment, 24-year-old Alison Scott (Heigl) is a career woman on the go. To celebrate her promotion to on-air personality at E! Entertainment Television, Alison goes club-hopping with her older sister Debbie (Leslie Mann), the married/harried mother of two little girls. Although Ben hardly fits the image of 'Mr. Right' (or even 'Mr. Right Now'), he and Alison hit it off immediately in a trendy hotspot, dancing and drinking their way back to the scene of the crime, i.e., her bedroom.
Eight weeks later, Alison discovers she's pregnant by a flabby doofus too broke to pay his cell phone bill. Not that Ben's exactly jumping for joy about becoming a father.
The tense exchanges between Debbie and Pete vis-à-vis everything from childcare to his mysterious nights out give 'Knocked Up' a prickly edge that somehow never turns shrilly melodramatic. The laughs keep flowing consistently, even as their marriage serves as a cautionary tale to Ben and Alison, whose relationship is fraught with its own share of issues, both petty and serious.
'Knocked Up' never sounds an overly discordant note, due in large part to Apatow's obvious affection for all his characters. He portrays their foibles, anxieties, and insecurities truthfully, not maliciously. Apatow's empathy for his characters is most evident with regard to Debbie, who could have easily been written (and played) as a shrewish caricature of an entitled, "desperate housewife," but comes across here as essentially decent, fiercely protective of her family, and vulnerable.
In one of the film's funniest and most sharply revealing scenes, Debbie attempts to harangue her way into a nightclub, only to be put in her place by the bouncer, who bluntly tells her exactly why she and the massively pregnant Alison are not getting past the velvet rope. There's an uncomfortable grain of truth in this scene; and many others that gives 'Knocked Up' an emotional resonance that lifts it above most crowd-pleasing summer comedies.
Make room on your "Classic-Comedy Shelf" for this guaranteed SMASH HIT !!
'Knocked Up' (UNRATED) is a MUST-SEE MUST-OWN !!Read full review
- lilmissbigmouth...Jan 29, 2014by
Classic Judd Apatow
This guy has the uncanny ability to bring together the most naturally funny and surprisingly Canadian people together for a non-stop laugh fest. And of course, Knocked Up is no exception. Seth Rogen in his prime and Kathernie Heigl before she killed her burgeoning popularity.
- jezebeeOct 10, 2007by
This movie is so funny- A DEFINITE MUST SEE!
After watching this movie my husband and I both agree it is one of the best we have seen in a while. Be forewarned that much like The 40 Year Old Virgin (same director) this movie is not for everyone. AND is rated R for a
reason- language, drug use and a couple of (not so glamourous) sex and partially nude scenes, including the crowning of the baby's head at the point of birth. That aside, the storyline maintains the perfect balance between reality-based humor and the seriousness of reality. We found ourselves laughing out loud throughout the entire film. In fact, we laughed so much we woke up the kids... oops... Anyway---
Alison meets Ben at a nightclub. She is out with her sister celebrating a job promotion she has received. After A LOT of alcohol she and Ben hook up for what each thinks is a 1 night stand. However, 8 weeks later Alison learns she is pregnant. And the baby is Ben's. At the beginning of the movie Alison and Ben seem like complete opposites. She is physically attractive, has a successful career and is (usually) a very responsible person. Ben, on the other hand, although charming, is overweight, unemployed and is basically the stereotypical stoner. He and his friends, who are also roommates, are aspiring to launch a website that lists nude and sex scenes in movies according to actress, they have a "dirty man" bet going to see how long 1 of them can go without a shave or hair cut and they get high on pot on a daily basis... Despite thier obvious differences these parents-to-be try very hard to support each other and honestly give thier "relationship" a go for the sake of thier baby.
The movie also has a great ending- not at all what I expected and quite heartwarming... A definite MUST SEE comedy!Read full review
- 840c02f87dad3f0...Aug 15, 2011by
Knocked Up review by mawforever27
Knocked Up (2007) is a movie recommended to anyone with a heart for comedy. the movie stars Seth Rogen as Ben Stone, a stoner from canada claiming to live in the u.s. illegally. one night, he goes out to a club and meets Alison Scott (Katherine Heigl) and her sister Debbie (Leslie Mann, who is also wife of Judd Apatow, the director of the movie). they have some drinks and later on decide to leave and go back to her house and sleep with each other, but Ben decides not to use a condom because Alison was getting impacient. she ends up getting pregnant and Ben tries to support her in every way possible. the movie also stars Paul Rudd, Jonah Hill, Jason Segal, Martin Starr and Jau Baruchel. Knocked Up will have you laughing from start to finish.