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Knocked Up (2007)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  1 June 2007 (USA)
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For fun loving party animal Ben Stone, the last thing he ever expected was for his one night stand to show up on his doorstep eight weeks later to tell him she's pregnant.



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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

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, drug use and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 June 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Judd Apatow Project  »

Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$30,690,990 (USA) (1 June 2007)


£8,165,211 (UK) (28 September 2007)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Much of the dialogue was improvised by the actors or fed to them in the moment by Judd Apatow just before a take. See more »


When Alison is sitting on the couch next to Ben as his friends leave to go play paint-ball, she has a noticeable pregnant belly. In the next scene, she is sitting on the side of the pool in a bikini with her sister and nieces, and has a flat stomach. In the next scene, the belly is back. (The fake belly couldn't get wet, this is mentioned in the Director's Commentary.) See more »


[first lines]
Jay: I got to get off! I got to get off! Got to get off! Got to get off!
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21 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Although the subject matter wasn't really appealing to me, the critics and general audience reviews are right: this is a very well made movie. The acting is great, the plot fast-paced, the characters believable and the dialog witty and clever. It reminds me of Superbad - another movie that I would never normally see, but one which wins you over by it's sheer (albeit crude) brilliance.

The basic premise is simple: a young TV reporter celebrates a promotion by getting drunk and inadvertently pregnant. The father-to-be is a good natured, pot-head slacker who has no money. When she decides to have the baby, she's not sure what her relationship with the father should be... and the movie progresses from there.

It's a simple plot but the dialog is what makes this movie shine. No matter the scene, it was always fun to hear what the characters were going to say. Even though most of them were one-dimensional, the dialog made them seem human and easy to relate to. A fast-movie plot also kept the movie moving along - something was always happening and there was never a dull moment.

While there is a certain level of crudity throughout, the movie is generally lighthearted and innocent. It's a fun movie to see.

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