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Knocked Up (2007)

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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 with his child.

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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 a 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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1 June 2007 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,690,990, 3 June 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$148,768,917, 31 December 2007

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$219,076,518, 1 February 2009
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Katherine Heigl has said in several interviews in 2008 and 2009 that she considered the movie to be sexist, because it depicts women as "shrews", and men as "lovable", and commented that she found the movie "hard to love". Seth Rogen and Judd Apatow were unpleasantly surprised to hear it, as they remembered working quite well with her, and quickly responded by saying that Heigl's The Ugly Truth (2009) didn't make women look any better. In 2016, Heigl apologized to Rogen and Apatow, saying that her earlier statements reflected the criticism of many women who found the movie sexist, and calling her own comments "immature". Rogen commented on this that despite being displeased by the remarks, he never held any hard feelings towards her. See more »

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When Ben is walking up to the door for Debbie and Pete's oldest daughter's birthday party, he stops to knock. However, the door is shiny enough that you can see the reflection of Ben and a crew member walking up beside him with the camera. See more »

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[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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Reminiscing
Written by Graham Goble (as Graeham Goble)
Performed by The Little River Band (as Little River Band)
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21 December 2008 | by 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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