Seen Knocked Up? What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
June 4, 2007
This is a little bit late… but it's certainly necessary and deserving, since this was one of the better films this summer. Did any of you get out and catch this latest comedy from the mind of the creator of 40 Year Old Virgin? Was it one of the best comedies of this summer? Does it stand up against 40 Year Old Virgin and even Wedding Crashers? What did you think?
Just drop by, leave a comment, and create some discussion! To fuel the fire, this is one of the best comedies of the entire summer. Although I still stand by Death at a Funeral (which isn't out yet) as my own favorite comedy of the year, this film had so many hilarious moments and a well-crafted story that almost nothing else will be able to touch it. The only problem was that it was a bit lengthy, but I can hardly think of any scenes that could've been cut. And my personal favorite has to be the Las Vegas "trip".
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I liked it but not as much as Virgin. I think I walked into this with the wrong idea, thinking it was a straight-on comedy, not as much drama to it. I liked how it was more pop culture with the E! scene and Carrell's cameo. However, though I never got antsy with the running time, I did look at my watch a couple of times. The Vegas scene was funny ("That's how you get Pink-Eye"), but nothing extremly memorably, such as the waxing scene in Virgin. 3 out of 4
Ryan on Jun 4, 2007
I thought it was hilarious. The funniest movie this year so far. I must agree with the Vegas part, especially the chairs. I really liked Ryan Seacrest's cameo too. However, I felt that it fell into a few too many cliches. I actually didn't find it too long, I found that the time passed quickly.
Jeff Warner on Jun 4, 2007
Knocked Up had some really solid laughs in it, but rose above many other raunchy comedies by having solid character development and sentimental payoff. I felt strongly for these characters and the moments that they were at there most charming made me feel for them and the scenes where they break down (specifically the doctor's office) were heartbreaking. The movie does meander and I do think director Judd Apatow could tighten the film a bit, though I know that "UNRATED" cut will come out one day making the film even longer, probably as much as 2 hours and 30 minutes. Also, I think Seth Rogen really brought a lot of heart to his role as Ben and his goofiness and charm made up for what inexperience he has with carrying a story as a main character rather than a supporting player. Maybe it was just me, but did anyone else want to see more Harold Ramis, or am I just being nostalgic for the days when he played Egon in Ghostbusters?
Charlie on Jun 4, 2007
I was planning on going to see this but instead ended up going to see Waitress. I figured that Knocked Up would be in theaters for a bit longer than Waitress would, and that it might need my support a bit more. I still plan on catching this soon though.
Zach on Jun 5, 2007
I agree this is the best comedy of the summer so far. I liked it better than 40 Yr Old Virgin. The scenes with Ben's slacker friends make this movie so hilarious. I am looking forward to seeing Superbad.
Napier's News on Jun 5, 2007
I thought this movie was hilarious!!! I hope they continue to keep making movies like this. I found this awesome trailer on the internet so everyone ENJOY!!! http://www.empireonline.com/futurefilms/film.asp?id=133310
Lauren on Jun 5, 2007
fun but not as great as everyone said it would be.
karni on Jun 15, 2007
i thought knocked up was suprisingly funny i thought
muah on Oct 29, 2007
i thought knocked up was suprisingly funny i thought its funny ass hell
muah on Oct 29, 2007
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