Knocked Up

  • 15
  • Judd Apatow (2007)
  • US
  • 127 min
Knocked Up
Film Review
Reviewed By
4 out of 5

Writer/director Judd Apatow follows up his hit "slacker" comedy The 40 Year Old Virgin with another refreshingly bold entry in a genre formerly mired in facile, post-Farrelly brothers gross-out. Pudgy, curly-haired Seth Rogen (a charismatic supporting player in Virgin) plays a harmless pothead who impregnates Katherine Heigl's media career girl during a drunken one-night stand. Prompted by the impending birth to give the relationship a go, our odd couple learns lessons about responsibility and life in general, but to hilarious rather than schmaltzy effect. Married-with-kids Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann (also Virgin alumni) are the foils for the younger pair, and Rogen's buddies, led by Jonah Hill, the geek chorus. Thanks to quality, near-the-knuckle repartee and believable chemistry between Rogen and Grey's Anatomy star Heigl (Apatow can certainly write for women), Knocked Up proves that hit comedy doesn't have to dumb down for its demographic.

Plot Summary

Romantic comedy starring Seth Rogen and Katherine Heigl. Alison Scott's career as a television journalist is going from strength to strength. Out on the town to celebrate a promotion, she ends up in bed with amiable slacker Ben Stone and their one-night stand results in an unexpected pregnancy that turns Alison's world upside down.

Cast and crew

Cast

Ben Stone
Seth Rogen
Alison Scott
Katherine Heigl
Pete
Paul Rudd
Debbie
Leslie Mann
Jay
Jay Baruchel
Jonah
Jonah Hill
Jason
Jason Segel
Martin
Martin Starr
Jack
Alan Tudyk
Jill
Kristen Wiig
Ben's dad
Harold Ramis
Dr Howard
Loudon Wainwright III

Crew

Director
Judd Apatow

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Universal
Guidance: 
Swearing, sex scenes, drug abuse.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 24 Aug 2007
Certificate 15
Distributor:
Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd
Categories
Comedy
Drama

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