Thursday, August 30, 2007

Knocked Up

Judd Apatow's career will be cemented with his latest film Knocked Up after writing and directing yet another comedy winner following last years 40 Year Old Virgin.

Knocked Up is a mix of high-brow schmaltz comedy and romantic drama starring Ben, played by Seth Rogen (Donnie Darko, Ron Burgundy) and Alison, played by Katherine Heigl (Grey's Anatomy), who forge a relationship based on Ben knocking her up in a one night stand.

Ben is a stoner slob who lives with four of his loser friends and Alison is an up and coming talent on the E! Entertainment show who lives with her sister and husband. Ben and his buddies head out on the razz and Alison is out with her sister celebrating a promotion from behind to in front of the camera.

The inevitable happens and eight weeks later, Ben is shocked when Alison meets him and reveals that she is pregnant. The film is based up their incompatibility wherein a lot of the laughs come from as they decide to be a couple and establish some sort of relationship for the benefit of the impending baby.

The film works an interesting angle on the romantic comedy genre by not treading previous ground seen in a dozen films of the last few years probably because the main girl is not being pursued because she is, well, knocked up, and the protagonist must woo her in other ways from the norm.

The jokes are plentiful and I was laughing out loud at numerous times as the pace of the film is spot on, mixing comedy and drama to create a film that is both hilarious and sentimental.

I highly recommend going to see this while it's in the cinema.

This film gets 8.3 pregnancy tests out of 10.



Blogger Skry said...

Great to hear that the movie's not a complete stinker as I expected. It sounds like something Jen and I would be able to watch together without one of us being completely bored. I'll have to check it out.

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