Talk about a soap opera. If you’re looking for a fun date movie, Knocked Up, staring Seth Rogen (40 Year Old Virgin) and Katherine Heigl (Grey’s Anatomy, Roswell), may or may not be it!
Let me clarify that. Knocked Up is a very fun movie. Lot’s of laugh out loud moments and a few delightful cameos. But you may want to think long and hard about who you see this movie with. There have got to be many of us out there who, at one time or another, have imbibed a tad too much and ended up overnight in the arms of not exactly our choice for a prince charming. When and/or if we’ve subsequently been a bit late the next month… need I say more?
Such is the predicament of Allison (Katherine Heigl), an up and coming entertainment reporter for the E! Network, and Ben (Seth Rogen), the unlikely gent she did the nasty with on the night of celebrating her new promotion to on-air talent. Only in Allison’s case, she does get Knocked Up. Basically a good girl, she does the right thing, choosing to get to know the baby’s dad and tries to make it work.
Mind you, Heigl is stunningly beautiful with an infectious laugh. Her emotional range in this film goes from hysteria to panic to reckless abandon to coy to sensitive to whacked out and back again all in a blink of an eye. Seth Rogen, on the other hand, plays your basic slacker shlub. He’s a n’er do well aspiring internet entrepreneur who lives with his “partners” in a ramshackle house. No one has a real job, rather they spend time building out their website, but are never quite ready to launch it. He has about $150.00 in his checking account, dresses in thrift store rejects, but has a heart of gold.
Quite the unlikely couple, Ben is still endearing in his bumbling yet sincere demeanor, and Allison is hooked on his sense of humor and fair play. Question is, will their relationship stand the test of time and the impending birth of their new baby? It is ups and downs along the way and with Allison’s harried sister Debbie (Leslie Mann) and hen-pecked brother-in-law Pete (Paul Rudd) the only parenting role models the young lovers have, things get even more confusing. Should they raise the baby together? What makes a happy lifetime partnership after all? A couple of drinks and one wild night later, they've got nine confusing months to figure it out and you’ll have a bundle of laughs watching them do it.
Soapdom gives Knocked Up two very expectant bubbles up! It’s in theaters nationwide starting June 1, 2007.
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