Knocked Up

Directed By: Judd Apatow Starring: Katherine Heigl Seth Rogen

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Allison scott (heigl) is an up-and-coming entertainment journalist whose 24-year-old life is on the fast track. But it gets seriously derailed when a drunken one-nighter with slacker ben stone (rogen) results in an unwanted pregnancy.


Studio Universal
SKU 205483453
UPC 025195013963
UPC 14 00025195013963
Format DVD
Release Date 3/13/2011
Rating NR
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Katherine Heigl (GREY'S ANATOMY) and Seth Rogen star in this hilarious and touching comedy as two mismatched people brought together by a one-night-stand that results in an accidental pregnancy. Using many of the same actors from his previous film, THE 40-YEAR OLD VIRGIN, and his cult television series' UNDECLARED and FREAKS AND GEEKS, director Judd Apatow once again finds fresh humor in relationships and sex. Young, bright, and talented, Alison (Heigl) has everything going for her. After being promoted to an on-camera role at E! Television, Alison goes out to celebrate with her older sister, Debbie (Leslie Mann). Not long into the evening Debbie is called home to her kids, leaving Alison in the eager company of charming slacker Ben (Rogen). In the dark of the nightclub and in the ensuing drunk hours, Ben seems like a great guy. But in the sober light of day, Alison quickly discovers the man in her bed is nothing more than an overgrown child with no job, no money, and the social habits of a teenager. Brushing him off politely as a one-time affair, Alison goes on with her life, until two months later she realizes that the unthinkable has happened.^Apatow establishes the differences between his protagonists early in the film, bringing their contrasting worlds to life with stellar performances by secondary characters. Paul Rudd has never been better in his role as Alison's bitter brother-in-law, whose somewhat dysfunctional marriage to Alison's feisty but insecure sister unfolds in parallel to Alison and Ben's story. Meanwhile, Ben's home resembles a frat house, and his friends (Jay Baruchel, Jason Segel, Jonah Hill, and Martin Starr), while hilarious, are hardly role models. KNOCKED UP will have audiences cracking up from start to finish, and it also deals with some serious issues about commitment, life choices, and becoming an adult. The film asks universal questions in a sweet and touching way, achieving a sad humor that distinguishes it from other films of its genre.
Rolling Stone "Hot, hip and hilarious in ways you have to see to believe, KNOCKED UP is the comedy of the summer and maybe the year." 06/01/2007 p.82,3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Heigl, the GREY'S ANATOMY stunner, is an exciting new star with real acting chops and a no-bull quality that ups her potential. And Rogen is dynamite..." 06/14/2007 p.110,Ranked #10 in Rolling Stone's "10 Best Movies Of 2007". 12/27/2007 p.121
Entertainment Weekly "KNOCKED UP may be the sharpest, most up-to-date commentary on current pop culture not involving Jon Stewart or Comedy Central....A blast of fresh air." -- Grade: A 06/08/2007 p.60-61
Uncut 4 stars out of 5 -- "KNOCKED UP introduces a new comedy hero in the portly shape of 25-year-old Canadian Seth Rogen....We may even be looking at the next Bill Murray. A new star is born." 09/01/2007 p.118
Total Film 4 stars out of 5 -- "The mix of emotionally rich humour and sheer bawdy pleasures make KNOCKED UP one of the finest Hollywood comedies for years." 09/01/2007 p.30
Empire 4 stars out of 5 -- "It's loose-limbed and unpredictable; there's something leftfield in its DNA, like a slacker version of Woody Allen without the neurotic noodling." 09/01/2007 p.44
USA Today 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Raunchy but still a family values comedy....The year's best comedy to date..." 09/28/2007 p.3E
Wall Street Journal ?By turns sweet and crass, KNOCKED UP winningly charts the courtship of the ultimate odd couple.? 04/10/2009
Judd Apatow
Katherine Heigl
Seth Rogen
Cast & Crew
Brent White - Editor
Craig Alpert - Editor
Eric Alan Edwards - Cinematographer
Harold Ramis - Actor
Jay Baruchel - Actor
Joe Henry - Original Music By
Jonah Hill - Actor
Judd Apatow - Director
Judd Apatow - Writer
Judd Apatow - Producer
Katherine Heigl - Actor
Kristen Wiig - Actor
Lauren E. Polizzi - Art Director
Leslie Mann - Actor
Loudon Wainwright, III - Original Music By
Paul Rudd - Actor
Seth Rogen - Executive Producer
Seth Rogen - Actor
Technical Info
Catalog ID 61101698
UPC 00025195013963
Number of Discs 2
Running Time 133 minutes
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
MTV Award (2008) Katherine Heigl, Nominee, Best Female Performance,Seth Rogen, Nominee, Best Comedic Performance,Seth Rogen, Nominee, Breakthrough Performance
People's Choice (2008) Knocked Up, Winner, Favorite Movie Comedy
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review For Knocked Up, writer/director Judd Apatow's sophomore feature, the filmmaker has elected to follow pretty much the same formula that made his debut, The 40 Year Old Virgin, such a success. Considering how winning the formula is, it's a safe approach. The often ribald humor is genuinely funny. The characters are endearing. And there's something warm and sweet about the underlying storyline. Apatow is clearly a romantic, even if there's a profane edge to his "love conquers all" worldview. Other filmmakers embarking into the comedy minefield could learn a thing or two from him. He's two for two...Knocked Up opens by introducing us to the oil-and-water protagonists. Alison Scott (Katherine Heigl) is an up-and-coming twentysomething whose professionalism and sunny personality have earned her a promotion at the E! Entertainment network to an on-camera interviewer. The appropriately named Ben Stone (Seth Rogen) is a laid-back slacker whose definition of "work" is watching movies for nude scenes by celebrities that will be used in a database for a Mr. Skin-type website. When he's not doing that, he's either smoking pot or hanging out. On the night of Alison's promotion, she goes out to a club where she runs into Ben. A number of drinks later, the two are rolling around on her bed, and that's where there's a misunderstanding about whether he should wear a condom. Two months later, it becomes clear that there will be more to the Alison and Ben story than a one-night stand. Morning sickness leads to a positive pregnancy test and Alison contacts Ben to give him the news. She decides to keep the baby, despite advice to the contrary from her mother, and he agrees to support her. They decide that it might be a good idea to get to know one another better since one way or another, their lives will be entwined...It's hard to say whether Apatow has grown with Knocked Up, but he hasn't regressed. The humor is just as edgy and R-rated as it was in The 40 Year Old Virgin, and it's likely that those who enjoyed the previous movie will be as entertained by this one. If more movies were like this, going to see the majority of Hollywood's so-called "comedies" wouldn't be such a dull and joyless experience. Knocked Up could be one of the summer of 2007's sleeper hits. It certainly deserves the distinction.
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 9
Review Hollywood's reigning auteur of raunchy romantic comedy, Judd Apatow, scores a near-knockout with Knocked Up, his extremely funny and sweetly endearing follow-up to The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005). With generous helpings of acerbic good humor, his trademark, sexually graphic dialogue, and surprising emotional honesty, Apatow turns the most simple of premises...into a thoroughly winning and frequently hilarious reflection on the pleasures and pitfalls of marriage and parenthood...Apatow has a ball sending up the assorted phonies, backstabbers, and sycophants at E!, including none other than the ubiquitous Ryan Seacrest...As funny as these scenes are, they nevertheless pull us away from Alison's relationship with Ben, which blossoms into romance a little too quickly, given their vast differences and the bedroom miscommunication that binds them. Still, Rogen and Heigl make such an appealing couple--his boisterous sarcasm bouncing off her smart retorts--that you're more than willing to overlook the occasional storytelling lapses in Knocked Up...
Reviewer Tim Knight
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Time Magazine
Review By rights, Judd Apatow should be a terrible filmmaker. His movies largely feature his friends and family, which is usually an invitation to lazy inside-joking. His subjects tend to be none-too-bright slackers and losers, which always carries with it the possibility of tiresome indulgence. OK, they're kinda dumb, but, really, isn't there something adorable in their stupidity? The fact is, however, Apatow, represents, for the moment at least, the best in American movie comedy. The 40 Year-Old Virgin somehow made rather touching and funny sense out of that eponymous condition and its protagonist's recovery from it. Now Knocked Up does much the same thing for a much more common situation -- the inconvenient consequences of a one-night stand...The course of pregnancy runs no smoother than the course of true love, and Apatow's obstetrical observations -- yes, natural childbirth devotees may well call for painkillers when labor becomes more intense than advertised -- are shrewd and edgy. And Alison's hormonally induced moodiness, as well as Ben's slouching progress toward grown-up status, are craftily presented. But for all his hipness and Hollywood hotness, Apatow is, at heart, a square. He clearly believes in marriage, family, bourgeois dutifulness. Maybe his movie is a little repetitive, but that's a negligible price to pay for the careful blending of wildness and good humor that went into its making. It's hard enough to find comedies like this at any time, so it's a small and welcome miracle to come upon one in the midst of a typical movie summer, richer than ever in over-budgeted, underwhelming inanities.
Reviewer Richard Schickel
ReviewRating 9
Widescreen, Unrated, Special Edition, DVD, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
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A.O. Scott, The New York Times An instant classic, a comedy that captures the sexual confusion and moral ambivalence of our moment without straining, pandering or preaching.
David Ansen, Newsweek Judd Apatow is making the freshest, most honest mainstream comedies in Hollywood.
Joe Leydon, Variety Uproarious...more explosively funny, more frequently, than nearly any other major studio release in recent memory.
Kyle Smith, New York Post Ridiculous comedies can be fine, but the ones that matter creep up close to the truth. This one lives in it.
Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly The very opposite of a storybook romance, and also the very model of a great comedy for our values-driven time.
Robert Wilonsky, The Village Voice Ultimately, what makes Knocked Up a terrific film--one of the year's best, easily--is its relaxed, shaggy vibe...
Scott Tobias, The Onion A.V. Club No one writes for ensembles better than Apatow, and his players are all skilled at giving his work a loose, improvisational feel.

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