Andrew Garfield, Mahershala Ali, Ruth Negga, and five others received their first-ever acting nominations for 2017. While these actors are new to the Academy Awards, you may recognize them from their earlier work.
John Beckwith and Jeremy Grey, a pair of committed womanizers who sneak into weddings to take advantage of the romantic tinge in the air, find themselves at odds with one another when John meets and falls for Claire Cleary.
Devastated Peter takes a Hawaiian vacation in order to deal with the recent break-up with his TV star girlfriend, Sarah. Little does he know, Sarah's traveling to the same resort as her ex - and she's bringing along her new boyfriend.
Three buddies wake up from a bachelor party in Las Vegas, with no memory of the previous night and the bachelor missing. They make their way around the city in order to find their friend before his wedding.
#1 NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby stays atop the heap thanks to a pact with his best friend and teammate, Cal Naughton, Jr. But when a French Formula One driver, makes his way up the ladder, Ricky Bobby's talent and devotion are put to the test.
John C. Reilly,
Sacha Baron Cohen
When Alison Scott is promoted in E! Television, she goes to a night-club to celebrate with her older married sister Debbie. Alison meets the pothead reckless Ben Stone and while having a small talk with Ben, Debbie's husband Pete calls her to tell that their daughter has chicken pox. Debbie leaves the place but Allison stays with Ben, drinking and dancing along all night; completely wasted, they end up having a one night stand. Ben does not use condom and eight weeks later, Allison discovers that she is pregnant. She calls Ben and they decide to try to stay together and have the baby. However, Ben needs to grow-up first to raise a family of his own. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Knocked Up is all about Seth Rogen. He is clearly a fresh voice in Hollywood for the X- Generation and below. His comedy instincts and his timing are reminiscent of the great Albert Brooks (see Modern Romance). This is about Rogen's third or forth time out playing virtually the same character. But it worked for Albert Brooks for 40 years so I guess Rogen has some more time to perfect the character which he already does a brilliant job with. What happens here is Ben Stone, played by Rogen, has a one-night stand with Alison Scott (the ever hot Katherine Heigl). She is an assistant on the E! cable show who rises to reporter just as she discovers she is pregnant so she chooses to hide that fact. The secret isn't easy and isn't helped much by Rogen's character whose out of control life and lack of maturity provide us with consistent laughter. Heigl plays this character to perfection and easily holds he own against Rogen's nuttiness. This is a warm, sweet and very funny film that definitely has its share of comedy moments but there just isn't enough of those moments nor is there enough here that we haven't seen before from the same guys. Posters for the movie consist of the two main characters in the same mood. We see them sitting and we see close up face shots. Again, nothing new here.
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