Unrated 133min 2007
The writer and director of “The 40-Year-Old Virgin delivers another 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! – from the back cover
“Knocked Up” is truly one of the funniest films of 2007. Judd Apatow found lightening twice and I don’t think it will be the last time. Somehow he takes the ordinary and finds a way to make it extraordinarily funny. This is a film that you want in your collection.
It gives that glimmer of how to all the slackers and geek that are hoping to find gold in the love department. If you haven’t seen the movie then it’s hard to believe she would fall for him. Once you do you realize that love can be found in all sorts of nucks and crannies. You can suspend belief root for them.
Not matter what version of “Knocked Up” you buy its worth its weight in gold. Every viewing you find something funnier about this movie. You will notice funny little character moment that passed you by on previous viewing of this film.
The audio commentary is a funny piece of recording. It’s Judd Apatow, Seth Rogen and Bill Hader talking about the film. Apatow and Rogen give insight into the film and Hader along the way does impression of Al Pacino, Vincent Price, and a few others. You can not help but to laugh from the things they talk about.
This “Knocked Up” is loaded with special features. There are several deleted and extended or alternate scenes. Line-O-Rama gives different line reading for certain scenes and a gag reel. A documentary on tricking Jay Baruchel onto a roller coaster, who happens to get panic attacks from roller coasters. “Directing the Director” is a mockumentary about Universal Studio, Bennett Miller to watch over Judd Apatow. Rounding out this DVD is a video by Loudon Wainwright featuring a live version of “You Can’t Fail Me Now”, an topless scene from the web design company, and a funny audio commentary by Judd, Seth and Bill Hader. It has movie previews for “Heroes: Season 1”, “White Noise 2”, and “Bring It On: In It To Win It”, the fourth in the franchise.
I give it 5/5 Gs.