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Knocked Up

Knocked Up

Judd Apatow (2007)

127min
15 Certificate
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Our Score
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.

Summary

Ambitious journalist Alison's one-night stand with directionless layabout Ben has unexpected consequences when she discovers she is pregnant. However, the unlikely parents decide to give the relationship a try for their baby's sake, forcing Ben to face the challenge of accepting responsibility for the first time in his life. Romantic comedy, starring Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl and Paul Rudd.

Cast & Crew

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
Director Judd Apatow
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Universal Guidance: Swearing, sex scenes, drug abuse. Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 24 Aug 2007

Comedy Drama

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