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The writer and director of The 40-Year-Old Virgin delivers another a hilarious hit comedy! They say that opposites attract. Well, for slacker Ben (Seth Rogen) and career girl Alison (Katherine Heigl), that's certainly the case - at least for one intoxicated evening. Two months and several pregnancy tests later, Ben and Alison go through a hysterically funny, anxious and heartwarming journey that leads to huge laughs in the most outrageous comedy of the year!
Unwanted pregnancy might sound like a risky subject for slapstick comedy, but Knocked Up is from writer-director Judd Apatow--so we are in the hands of a man who likes to push things. And like Apatow's predecessor, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up is a shaggy crowd-pleaser, a comedy strewn with vulgarity but with a sweet heart at its center. A one-night stand between the utterly mismatched Ben (Seth Rogen, his first starring role) and Alison (Katherine Heigl) results in said pregnancy, and the two people reunite for mutual support--even though they barely know each other. Ben's a slob who lives with four other guys, all of whom share the same stunted approach to maturity; Alison is a new on-air personality at the E! channel. That these two eventually develop a shared understanding and affection is perhaps the movie's biggest stretch (some of the male-humor jokes amongst the guys are idiotic enough to test anybody's hope of civilizing them).
Rogen and Heigl don't really jump off the screen, but, to be fair, the movie frequently needs them to play straight while the supporting cast cuts up. Virgin vets Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd are around to supply some humor, as Alison's sister and brother-in-law, and the four idiots who live with Ben (Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, Jason Siegel, and Martin Starr) are in their own zone of sophomoric bad taste. Still, by 40-Year-Old Virgin standards, this movie doesn't explode, and it sometimes feels ramshackle to the point of not being thought out. Apatow's indulgence of actors creates some fine moments (Paul Rudd seems to have most of them), but it can also make a movie feel flabby, and this one is overlong by the length of a belly. --Robert Horton
Funnier than I thought it would be. Could've done without the stoner jokes and that terrible actor from How I Met Your Mother...actually, every movie he plays in would be better. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Hunter Evans
watched it with my boyfriend we were laughing through the whole movie til it endedPublished 1 month ago by Amber Burris
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|Beware of the HDDVD version of this disc and Xbox 360||
I've had a similar situation with this issue. Same thing happened to me (With the same movies too).
The only difference was that my HD DVD Version stopped/stalled at the birthday party scene, with no sort of error code. This happened 3 different times on 3 different discs, and they stopped all... Read More
May 18, 2008 by H2C Strong Bad | See all 2 posts
|Just the Unrated version?||
ive heard its the same exact version, it just has extras, like deleted scenes, yeah and 40 year old virgin unrated blows, it had some stupid stuff that i saw why it was cut
Aug 28, 2007 by Steven | See all 4 posts
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no but the hd dvd will
Dec 19, 2007 by D. Pacelli | See all 2 posts
|Knocked Up Soundtrack||
Swing by Savage (the song that is playing during the dvd menu screne)
Jul 1, 2008 by Ms. Julie | See all 7 posts
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