Arts Knocked Out by Knocked Up
posted by July 11 at 11:03 AMon
I know I’m arriving late to this party, but last night I finally saw Knocked Up and loveloveloved it. I’m tempted to say I went into it as a Judd Apatow fan, except that my love for his work is primarily restricted to the sublime Freaks & Geeks. I don’t care much for what I’ve seen of Undeclared, and I actively resented The 40-Year-Old Virgin, which was so loose and light and gassy it hardly made a dent on my consciousness.
But from the very beginning—with ODB warbling, “I like it raw!” over the credits and the guys’ pothead Olympics—Knocked Up was a total delight. The lady who played Katharine Heigl’s sister? Amazing. The lady who played the E! executive? Ditto. The whole thing was packed with more messy and hilarious life than any comedy I’ve seen in years, and if you haven’t seen it yet, go go go.
Added heatwave bonus: Tonight Knocked Up continues its run at the Big Picture, home to booze, air-conditioning, and a movie that will warm your heart with F-words.