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

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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£1,583,998 (UK) (24 August 2007)

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£8,165,211 (UK) (28 September 2007)
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Knocked out
2 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ben Stone (Seth Rogen) is a slacker who represents many of the problems with society today yet somehow he's supposed to be a good, sensitive guy. He has sex with a drunk Alison Scott (Katherine Heigl), impregnating her and putting the narrative proper into motion. His only means of support for the baby are a get rich quick scheme. This scheme is a website that tells its patrons what part of a movie naked women are in. Even with this disgusting idea, he bullies the aesthetics of others by putting down Steely Dan to his pal Pete (Paul Rudd). Writer and Director Judd Apatow might get male bonding between Ben and his friends as well as Pete and Ben right, but the female characters are treated less equitably. Alison's girlfriend Debbie (Leslie Mann) is portrayed as a controlling bitch and Ben tells her to get out of the room after arriving late to his baby's birth. Even Heigl criticized the film for its taut misogyny. Pete points out late in the movie that marriage is like "a long episode of Everybody Loves Raymond, except without all the pissy dialogue." Speak for yourself Apatow. For those of us who didn't grow up on TV, this is simplistic drivel. As is the rest of the movie.


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