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Knocked Up (2007)

 -  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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Storyline

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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A one night stand that turned into something more. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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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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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,583,998 (UK) (24 August 2007)

Gross:

£8,165,211 (UK) (28 September 2007)
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Trivia

Judd Apatow has stated on the DVD commentary numerous times, that the film is partially based on the birth of his and Leslie Mann's first daughter, Maude. Scenes taken directly from reality include:
  • Ben trying to get their doctor on the phone and cursing out numerous doctors when he can't


  • the cantankerous staff physician who Ben has to take out in the hall to calm


  • the argument on the way to the clinic where Allison throws Ben out of the car and they then heated argue at the clinic when he gets there


  • and the scene where Allison tries to take a bath to calm herself just before going to the hospital


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When Ben and Pete are in the Las Vegas hotel room, the Sands Hotel is seen out the window. The Sands was imploded in 1996 to make way for the Venetian. See more »

Quotes

[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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Young America In The Eternal City
21 October 2007 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

As I lived part of my life in the US, both coasts. I was able to read between the lines of the dubbed-into-Italian breakthrough Judd Apatow comedy and laugh. Most people dismissed it at the movie theater in Rome where I saw it. Thought it was vulgar and old hat. Vulgar? The Italians of the Massimo Boldi comedies thought it was vulgar?! "Knocked Up", besides making me laugh out loud and amusing me no end taught me a really important cultural lesson. We, in Italy, ride a very high (non existent) horse. I think the time has come for us to get off the horse and start looking at ourselves for what we really are - like we used to in Dino Risi, Pietro Germi and Mario Monicelli's films. "Knocked Up" is ultra sophisticated and yet, it reached a vast audience in the States because the sophistication is so amazingly smart. Seth Rogen is a real find. His eyes when he realizes Katherinre Heigl is going to stay with him that first and fatal night made me fall in love with his unlikely character. Katherine Heigl is another incredible discovery. Superb and stunning and classy to boot. Now, all this praise and I haven't even seen it in its original English version. I can't wait.


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