Knocked Up

June 1st, 2007








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Knocked Up

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Plot
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.

Release Year: 2007

Rating: 7.3/10 (152,623 voted)

Critic's Score: 85/100

Director: Judd Apatow

Stars: Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl, Paul Rudd

Storyline
When Alison Scott is promoted in E! Television, she goes to a night-club to celebrate with her older married sister Debbie. Alison meets the pothead reckless Ben Stone and while having a small talk with Ben, Debbie's husband Pete calls her to tell that their daughter has chicken pox. Debbie leaves the place but Allison stays with Ben, drinking and dancing along all night; completely wasted, they end up having a one night stand. Ben does not use condom and eight weeks later, Allison discovers that she is pregnant. She calls Ben and they decide to try to stay together and have the baby. However, Ben needs to grow-up first to raise a family of his own.

Cast:
Seth Rogen - Ben Stone
Katherine Heigl - Alison Scott
Paul Rudd - Pete
Leslie Mann - Debbie
Jason Segel - Jason
Jay Baruchel - Jay
Jonah Hill - Jonah
Martin Starr - Martin
Charlyne Yi - Jodi
Iris Apatow - Charlotte
Maude Apatow - Sadie
Joanna Kerns - Alison's Mom
Harold Ramis - Ben's Dad
Alan Tudyk - Jack
Kristen Wiig - Jill

Taglines: Save the due date



Details

Official Website: Official site [Spain] | Official site [Japan] |

Release Date: 1 June 2007

Filming Locations: Del's Saloon - 12238 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $30,690,990 (USA) (3 June 2007) (2871 Screens)

Gross: $219,076,518 (Worldwide) (1 February 2009)



Technical Specs

Runtime:  | (unrated version)



Did You Know?

Trivia:
Anne Hathaway was originally cast as Alison Scott but left due to 'creative differences'. In an interview, she revealed that she objected to Judd Apatow's plan to use footage of a real birth. Juliette Lewis, Drew Barrymore, Rachael Leigh Cook, Cameron Diaz, Claire Danes, Tiffani Thiessen, Josie Davis, Uma Thurman and Renée Zellweger all dropped out or were booted out. Christina Aguilera turned it down in order to focus on her music career. Brooke Shields, Jennifer Connelly, Michelle Pfeiffer and Sarah Jessica Parker were deemed too old.

Goofs:
Factual errors: When Ben is watching Cheaper by the Dozen on the TV, the film skips from a scene near the beginning (where Tom is getting all the kids up for school) to a scene near the middle (where Tom is putting a band aid on one of the girls and fishes an athletics cup out of the pasta).

Quotes:
[first lines]
Jay: I got to get off! I got to get off! Got to get off! Got to get off!



User Review

Vulgar, Sure, But Certainly Not Stupid.

Rating: 8/10

I've noticed a lot of the negative comments about this title tend to focus on this movie's vulgar, 'stupid' humor. Now let's get one thing straight. Knocked Up is vulgar, absolutely it is, but is is not stupid. Stupid humor is crap like "Mr. Woodcock" and "Good Luck Chuck," movies with no real craft to any of their jokes.

"Jessica Alba fell down!!! Ahahahahahaha!"

"He yelled 'sex' really loud!!! Pssshhahahahahaaheheheheeee!"

No. Die.

Knocked Up, on the other hand, is actually pretty clever most of the time. And even the movie's vulgarity isn't done in an over-the-top, simply-for-gross-out way (cite the fat bitch from Good Luck Chuck). It's what I guess you could call 'relevant vulgarity.' Anyway, the movie is extremely funny. Every joke is naturalistic, but not expected. The movie's characters are all convincing and multi-dimensional, and above all likable. Seth Rogan really does make the movie, though. He is hilarious, but he comes off more like a real nice, frank, down-to-Earth guy. Just the kind of guy you'd like to sit down and have a beer with. The kind of guy you'd more than like to get smashed with. The kind of guy you'd really like to have ill advised unprotected sex with. The kind of guy you'd love to raise a bastard child with. Needless to say, he's the reason the movie works.




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