Knocked Up (15)

Film

Romance

migrate.31265.jpg

Time Out rating:

<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>5</span>/5

User ratings:

<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>4</span>/5
Rate this
 

Time Out says

Posted: Mon Aug 20 2007

‘Oh, baby, I like it raw,’ Ol’ Dirty Bastard sings over the opening credits of ‘Knocked Up’. Well, who doesn’t? And so, when slacker Ben (Seth Rogen) thinks Alison (Katherine Heigl), the hot aspiring TV presenter he’s somehow picked up at a club, tells him not to bother with a condom, he doesn’t. The results of this sozzled cock-up are an unwelcome pregnancy and the year’s best comedy; one that confirms the arrival of an extended group of talent that looks set to take the studio comedy crown from the likes of Ferrell, Stiller and Carrey, and deserves to.

Like Judd Apatow’s directorial debut, ‘The 40-Year-Old Virgin’, ‘Knocked Up’ takes a subject ripe for bawdy knockabout, delivers that with aplomb – here we get top gags about sneaking a peek at the gynaecologist’s, sex during pregnancy and crowning – but also offers a raft of nuanced, credible and moving relationships between a group of sympathetic, imperfect characters. Here we get Ben’s stoner roommates, whose pastimes include working on a celebrity skin website and not shaving for a year, and Alison’s sister, Debbie (Leslie Mann), whose marriage to Pete (Paul Rudd) offers salutary lessons on the ups and downs of shotgun matrimony a decade on.

Long rehearsals and plentiful improvisation are the trademarks of Apatow’s approach, and his well-established ensemble delivers not only killer laughs but also a palpable sense of affection; the family feel is enhanced by the fact that Mann is Apatow’s wife and Debbie’s kids their own. Both up-to-the-minute pop culture and Ben’s Jewishness are also disarmingly mined to impressive effect, and Rudd’s De Niro impression is an absolute hoot.

0

Reviews

Add +

Release details

Rated:

15

UK release:

Fri Aug 24, 2007

Duration:

128 mins

Users say

0
<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>0</span>/5

Average User Rating

4.7 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:19
  • 4 star:4
  • 3 star:1
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:0
LiveReviews|48
1 person listening
mk

Really good film!!! One of my favorites now! Have to watch it if you haven't already. And what are you people on about stupid actors? I love them! great film ;)

mk

Really good film!!! One of my favorites now! Have to watch it if you haven't already. And what are you people on about stupid actors? I love them! great film ;)

Corinne Shorrock

This film is one of the best films i have seen..... i could watch it over and over ... it makes me laugh so much ... you need to see it if you haven't already =D

Corinne Shorrock

This film is one of the best films i have seen..... i could watch it over and over ... it makes me laugh so much ... you need to see it if you haven't already =D

Sharma

Hilarious movie! Great cast - we all loved Freaks and Geeks! The best for one-liners. You catch more and more of them the more times you watch the film. I loved it!

Sharma

Hilarious movie! Great cast - we all loved Freaks and Geeks! The best for one-liners. You catch more and more of them the more times you watch the film. I loved it!

xxmelxx

this film was fab dont listen to people who tell u if it is good or not watch it and see what you think.

xxmelxx

this film was fab dont listen to people who tell u if it is good or not watch it and see what you think.

Leona Luk

Certainly funny, it celebrates gross-out and heart-warming comedy equally, and does both well. I wouldn't quite believe slacker Ben and his friends if I haven't met people just like them. The side characters are not all that well developed, however it's seldom that they are; they are funny though and provide some really great moments. The main characters, Ben and Alison, are better defined, and well played, which causes the viewer to identify with them and care about their situation. Well done funniness.

kanishka

Amazing out of the stereotype comedy...good fun, suitable for people of all ages!!

raq

da film is so good must seee itsd exxiting at every bit i mean every bit

raq

da film is so good must seee itsd exxiting at every bit i mean every bit

sharon

best comedy ive seen in years absolutely brill laughed all the way through,not just for kids im 48 and i loved it

sharon

best comedy ive seen in years absolutely brill laughed all the way through,not just for kids im 48 and i loved it

alex

best film i have seen in ages it was so funny made me crack up laughing never laughed so much at a film a must see film

alex

best film i have seen in ages it was so funny made me crack up laughing never laughed so much at a film a must see film

emem

Fab Never laughed so much at a film! Better than 40 year old virgin! Not to be missed!

emem

Fab Never laughed so much at a film! Better than 40 year old virgin! Not to be missed!

mel

It was not funny at all ...it was a waste of time and money.

Just me

A group of us went to see this and walked out in the middle of the film. It was not funny at all :o(

muz

so funny. going to see it again and again. it is NOTlike an other american film and it certainly is not insulting to anyones intelligence. shut up Barry and lighten up. best film i have seen in sooooooooooo long.

muz

so funny. going to see it again and again. it is NOTlike an other american film and it certainly is not insulting to anyones intelligence. shut up Barry and lighten up. best film i have seen in sooooooooooo long.

gordon muir

The guy who played the lead role is now 25 years old, ever tried using the internet dumbell. this film is very delightful and it's not really a comedy it's more like eternal sunshine of the spotless mind, it is very very funny at points and the rest is a heartwarming story of a couple trying to coincide to raise a near born child. if you think this is just another unfunny american comedy then look again, it's not by the writers of scary movie.

be be

I am intelligent with high IQ, the person who said that this was for people with under 50 has obviously had a humour by pass sometime, loved this silly and predictable tale, good for a non taxing, easy to watch funny film. My french boyfriend loved it too, crying with laughter. Wanted to go straight back and see it again. Go have fun..............

Jess

Truly dreadful film, typical non-funny American humour. No depth and the storyline is ridiculous.

shannon

this was sooooooo funny, i laufed all the way thru! it was very graphical tho lol saw abit too much! haha v. good film 10/10

shannon

this was sooooooo funny, i laufed all the way thru! it was very graphical tho lol saw abit too much! haha v. good film 10/10

Emma

Laugh And A Half! Came Out Crying With Laughter Its Laughs All Through! x

Emma

Laugh And A Half! Came Out Crying With Laughter Its Laughs All Through! x

Kirsty n Sarah

oh my days..... this film is soooooo funny we were laughing all the way through, would defo go see it again.

Kirsty n Sarah

oh my days..... this film is soooooo funny we were laughing all the way through, would defo go see it again.

Jo

An absolute winner and the best comedy I've seen in a long time. The relationships in the film felt very natural and the plot was not at all predictable. Surpassed what I was expecting (crude teenage humour) and actually made me cry at the end! Go see it if you want a really good laugh.

Jo

An absolute winner and the best comedy I've seen in a long time. The relationships in the film felt very natural and the plot was not at all predictable. Surpassed what I was expecting (crude teenage humour) and actually made me cry at the end! Go see it if you want a really good laugh.

Pete

Judd Apatow, producer turned director, who wrote and directed Knocked Up scores a double coup in crafting one of the funniest films ever wrapped around a cocktail of chubby guy meets goddess, laced with everyday ethics. Against all the odds ever dreamt up by Ben's (Seth Rogen) band of failing, but tripped out internet wannabees he ends up in the sack with Alison Scot (Katherine Heigl), the hot media chick celebrating her promotion to a front of camera role. The script stays sharply smart throughout the film backed up with superb contributions from Alison's acid tongued, over the clubbing-hill sister, a mother of two cutie pie kids, Debbie (Leslie Mann) is still trying to blag her way into LA night spots whilst fretting that her cool, music promoter husband Pete (Paul Rudd) is having an affair. An end-to-end tonic of a movie that'll entertain all and any filmgoers with expectations beyond teenage pap.

Pete

Judd Apatow, producer turned director, who wrote and directed Knocked Up scores a double coup in crafting one of the funniest films ever wrapped around a cocktail of chubby guy meets goddess, laced with everyday ethics. Against all the odds ever dreamt up by Ben's (Seth Rogen) band of failing, but tripped out internet wannabees he ends up in the sack with Alison Scot (Katherine Heigl), the hot media chick celebrating her promotion to a front of camera role. The script stays sharply smart throughout the film backed up with superb contributions from Alison's acid tongued, over the clubbing-hill sister, a mother of two cutie pie kids, Debbie (Leslie Mann) is still trying to blag her way into LA night spots whilst fretting that her cool, music promoter husband Pete (Paul Rudd) is having an affair. An end-to-end tonic of a movie that'll entertain all and any filmgoers with expectations beyond teenage pap.

Gerard

This film was a real let down. After reading your review I expected a lot more...and wasted £6.00 finding out that you were wrong! The main characters are totally unbelievable as a couple and there is no chemistry between them at all. The supporting cast of 'quirky mates' looked like a desperate attempt to pad out the poorly develop main characters. For your to suggest that they had 'long rehearsals' is probably funnier than any gag in the film! The only funny character is Katherine Heigls female workmate. She only appears in two scenes and steals them both. Don't waste your money on this rubbish. Gerard