i totally agree with you!! probably one of the funniest movie i've seen in a LONG time!!
Agreed, but I think you should give 40 Year Old Virgin another try; I loved that one as well.
I am so psyched for Superbad!
Did anyone else feel like it was breeder propaganda?
"i'm sweatin' like james gandolfini over here."
it's also playing at the valley drive in theater over in auburn. make sure to bring your flask and a car full of friends.
@4 - I totally see where you're coming from, but I choose to think it's just a funny, smart movie that happens to be about breeding. I mean, just because you're hip and funny doesn't mean you have to be always anti-everything all the time, does it? Apatow has proven over his career to be hip and funny and surprisingly wholesome and traditional when all is said and done, but I don't see anything sinister behind it. If anything, it's kind of refreshing.
And really, do breeders need propaganda? They're pretty much the huge, unquestioned majority of our population. I got friends squirtin' out babies left and right without the help or prodding of popular culture.
-- Great flick, loved every hilarious and sometimes disgusting moment!
Fucking loved it. I was laughing out loud almost the entire length of the movie. The E! executive NAILED the awkward comedy that I just can't get enough of. A comedic masterpiece.
My husband and I got in a pseudo-fight over this movie… He hated it, and I thought it was hilarious (a great movie for what it was intended to be, but, certainly not going on my best movies of all time list or anything).
It wasn’t so much a fight as it was 30 minutes of him railing against non-contextual humor, and me calling him an elitist snob. The only thing we agreed on was that the Dirty Man Competition was the funniest part of the movie.
Oh, and here are a couple great Knocked Up -related videos:
Michael Cera (in Seth Rogan's role) faux-fighting with Judd Apatow: http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/4882
An outtake abortion debate: http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/ea63b6f9a0
Oh, and if you're a fan of non-contextual humor, there's a new Web show with Michael Cera that I recently discovered at www dot clarkandmichael dot com (new episode posted today! Yay!)
It would have been a lot better if there was a disclaimer at the beginning: "This movie uses pregnancy and coerced marriage as thin plot devices to make fart/sex/bong jokes. If you get drunk and knocked up by some asshole in real life, get an abortion or let a nice lesbian/gay couple adopt your baby."
I really had an issue with the lack of discussion about abortion in the film--the idea that abortion is so verboten in Hollywood that it can't even be mentioned as an option is so crypto-fundamentalist that it kind of haunted me through the whole film, and deflated it for me.
Carollani: Agreed. I couldn't stop laughing for the majority of the movie, and the E! woman was indeed the apotheosis of Office-y squirm humor.
Insider-baseball fact: If Stranger staffers Eli Sanders and Brad Steinbacher had a chubby baby, it would look exactly like Seth Rogen.
P.S. I googled murder.
@13: I'm sorry, did this movie erroneously convince you that accidental pregnancy would be a madcap adventure?
I had so much fun during this movie, I didn't want it to end. I wanted it to go on for hours and hours more. The only movie I've laughed out loud more during at a theater was Borat.
@13 You googled murder?
Sorry, that's @11. Counting is hard.
Mike (hi!), I get your point, but the few mentions they did have of "shmushmorshun" were sharp. (Allison's mother urging her to abort, and citing the example of a family friend's success on that path. "Now she has a real baby!" Ow.)
Also, I have so many pro-choice female friends who've told me conclusively they'd be unwilling to abort even the most accidental pregnancy, the lack of abortion discussion between the Knocked Up couple looked somewhat life-like.
Still, there's no denying that one good, explicit discussion of abortion between the two leads would've been a great and smart addition...
Callie @ 15: It's a quote from the eldest daughter/niece.
I and everyone who went with me is swearing off ever having kids after seeing this movie.
It's fucking hilarious though. Easily the funniest movie I've seen all year.
Oh yeah- and that E! executive lady is Kristin Wiig from the current SNL cast. Clearly I'm the only loser that still watches that show...
@18 I cannot believe I forgot about that.
I walked out of "40 year Virgin". I'd rather put a gun to my head than try to find the humor in that..
Fun fact: Katherine Heigl's sister in the movie was played by Judd Apatow's wife (Leslie Mann?). She was also the crazy, french toast loving girl in 40 Year Old Virgin and the teacher who was the object of Bill's affections in Freaks and Geeks.
The two daughters in the movie are really her kids with Judd Apatow, too.
Liked 40-Year-Old-Virgin (except the title). It was more like an SNL episode with strung-together skits than a movie, but I really enjoyed it. I thought Steve Carrell's boss (of Best in Show fame) was hilarious.
somebody give some love to Paul Rudd,he was hilarious in almost every scene & has stolen many a movie in my opinion.
Why can't people just accept when something is funny and leave it at that? It's entertainment, not the 2nd coming of Dr. Ruth. Why do people have to be hatin' on everything?
i'm either a complete moron or unhealthily obsessed w/ Paul Rudd. probably both
@ 24 Yes! Jane Lynch dominates everything she is in. Including my face.
"I will haunt your dreams"
Well, it just goes to show you that a film that premieres at SIFF can't be all wrong.
Now if I had just asked the young woman I met at that SIFF party for her number ... sigh.
I don't even like babies and I loved this movie. I think because I have such a huge crush on Seth Rogen.
@33: Agreed! Seth Rogan is hot. Even more so when he's being cantankerous (as in Undeclared).
This movie was awsome, I couldn't get enough of it. I was just wondering if anyone knew the names of some of the porn movies used to emphasize their production of their website. If anyone knows the names, please let me know! Thanks.
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