Knocked Up (2007)
"Save the due date "For fun loving party animal Ben Stone, the last thing he ever expected was for his one night stand to show up on his doorstep eight weeks later to tell him she's pregnant.
A simple story is made into a very entertaining comedy
Ben Stone (Seth Rogen) meets Alison Scott (Katherine Heigl) at a bar,
they get drunk and have a little fun afterward, then they part ways.
That is, until a few weeks later, Alison discovers she's pregnant and
Ben is the father. This simple story makes up the hilarious film
Knocked Up. I really enjoyed this, it has a lot of great laughs and it
also has a lot of heart spread throughout.
Seth Rogen does an excellent job, I'm glad he's been given the chance
to be the lead in such a big film. And Katherine Heigl is equally
entertaining. The two of them are so great together, they're just so
much fun to watch on screen. The supporting actors are also wonderful.
Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd are perfect together. And I think Kristen
Wiig steals the show with her small yet hysterical role as one of the
workers at E!.
When people go to see this they'll want to compare it with 40 Year Old
Virgin. Though I'm not a big fan of comparing movies to other movies, I
guess I'll have to go through with it. For me, 40 Year Old Virgin is a
funnier movie, but Knocked Up is a better written film and it has more
heart to it. Both films based their story on a simple premise (a nerdy
40 year old hasn't had sex, a guy has a one night stand and gets the
woman pregnant), but it seems like 40 Year Old Virgin used its idea to
just get laughs. Knocked Up, on the other hand, uses its set up and
continues the story throughout the film, developing its characters.
So, Knocked Up is a very enjoyable film, it has some big laughs (I
particularly love the side story with the bearded roommate) but its
also very sweet at times. I'm sure people will love it. See the movie
and you'll get more than just laughs.