Knocked Up (DVD)
|Contributor||Jonah Hill, Martin Starr, Paul Rudd, Judd Apatow, Katherine Heigl, Jay Baruchel, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, Jason Segel See more|
|Runtime||2 hours and 7 minutes|
Judd Apatow writes and directs this amiable comedy in which slacker Ben (Seth Rogen) and up-and-coming career girl Alison (Katherine Heigl) meet at a bar and end up having a one night stand. Eight weeks later, Ben is shocked when Alison asks to meet up with him and reveals that she is pregnant. Despite having little in common, the two decide that they have to at least try to make some kind of relationship work for the baby's sake.
- Product dimensions : 9 x 15 x 12 cm; 35.83 Kilograms
- Director : Judd Apatow
- Media Format : DVD, PAL
- Run time : 2 hours and 7 minutes
- Release date : 7 November 2007
- Actors : Martin Starr, Jason Segel, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Seth Rogen
- Studio : Universal
- ASIN : B005RYBG6Q
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: 25,626 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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There's a whole array of mainstream Hollywood comedians from this time in the film and they help carry what is really a pretty mundane idea. Bloke meets girl in a nightclub, has a one night stand with her, gets her pregnant and after both their shock decide to keep the baby.
There are no twists or turns in this film and it could even perhaps be considered a romantic comedy. (Although the jury is still out!)
The lead chap's lifestyle could not be any more different to Alison's, (the lead lady). He is a pot smoking waster in short and she is a determined young television presenter working for E Entertainment.
The constant bickering between Alison's sister and husband, (who have two children) show how testing married and family life is. There is a funny scene where it transposes that Alison's sister's husband is playing fantasy baseball, when she thought he was having an affair.
There's not any thought provoking stuff and it does seem its full 2hrs 5 mins. It would have been better suited to 1hr 40 mins. Its also one of those films where the viewer is left wondering just what happens once the baby is born. Ie Everything leads up to the culmination of the birth and nothing is shown after, (a lot of films run like that which is disappointing).
Still there's laughs a plenty and its perhaps a movie that should be watched with a partner with a sense of humour!
The weak one, is now, The 40 Year Old Virgin, hence my 4 instead of 5 stars. Knocked Up was on TV again, but on ITV2, which, with all the long and frequent ad-breaks, always cutting in at the worst times and actually cutting out dialogue, for no sensical reason, made it 2.5 hours long, going on well into the early morning hours.
How much better to get this set, for about 2 or 3 quid a movie, even less in my case as I got them secondhand! Like Apatow? - you can't go wrong with this set...
If you're not too prudish but you don't find plain vulgarity funny, this is an amusing way to pass the time.
Well above average.