Knocked Up


Knocked Up

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Knocked Up is a hilarious, poignant and refreshing look at the rigors of courtship and child-rearing, with a sometimes raunchy, yet savvy script that is ably acted and directed.



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When a one-night stand that should have stayed that way has unexpected consequences, the reluctant odd couple attempts to transform their tentative relationship into a lasting love in this conception comedy. Twenty-four-year-old entertainment journalist Alison Scott (Katherine Heigl) is on the fast track to the big time, but an alcohol-fueled hookup with responsibility-shirking slacker Ben Stone (Seth Rogen) finds her professional priorities taking a back seat to having a baby.


Katherine Heigl
as Alison Scott
Seth Rogen
as Ben Stone
Iris Apatow
as Charlotte
Joanna Kerns
as Alison's Mom
Harold Ramis
as Ben's Dad
Ken Jeong
as Dr. Kuni
Steve Carell
as Himself
Craig Robinson
as Club Doorman
Tim Bagley
as Dr. Pellagrino
James Franco
as Himself
Stephanie Mnookin
as Dr. Howard's Nurse
Adam Scott
as Male Nurse
J.P. Manoux
as Dr. Angelo
Mo Collins
as Female Doctor
B.J. Novak
as Young Doctor
Tami Sagher
as Wardrobe Lady
Brianna Brown
as Alison's Friend
Catherine Reitman
as Alison's Friend
Nick Thune
as Alison's Friend
Paul Feig
as Fantasy Baseball Guy
Ben Meyerson
as Fantasy Baseball Guy
Wayne Federman
as Fantasy Baseball Guy
Melinda Bennett
as Dr. Pellagrino's Nurse
Matthew McKane
as Club Bartender
Steven Brill
as Ben's Boss
Nadine Griffith
as Maternity Nurse at Desk
Diane Schaller
as Delivery Nurse
Emerson Riley
as Jonah's Girlfriend
Nautica Thorn
as Lap Dancer
Mary Brill
as Real Estate Agent
Lolita Matrolia
as Daughter in Waiting Room
Joseph T. Mastrolia
as Father in Waiting Room
Tracy Hartley
as Lamaze Instructor
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  • Feb 27, 2016
    Knocked Up is well acted, directed and very funny. It is funny but also filled with heart and it does tackle a pretty touchy subject but it delivers well.
    Mr N Super Reviewer
  • Dec 22, 2012
    If I were to rank the 10 funniest movies of the last 10 years, this would definitely be in the top 5. "Knocked Up" is the story of Ben(Seth Rogan) who has a one night stand with Allison(Katherine Heigl) and gets her pregnant. She is an aspiring TV personality for E! and he is a man child who lives with friends and loves to smoke pot. Polar opposites, but they try to make it work. The supporting cast is amazing and full of great comedic actors. Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Jonah Hill, Jay Beruchel, Jason Segal, among others. My favorites are probably Pete(Paul Rudd) and Debbie(Leslie Mann) as a married couple with 2 kids and a lot of problems. Hell, they have a sequel coming out about them. This movie is also full of great one liners, that are still hilarious. Just goes to show that R rated comedies can be raunchy, fun, and smart. This is a modern comedy classic that holds up nicely and remains mandatory viewing for all fans of comedy.
    Everett J Super Reviewer
  • Jun 20, 2012
    Knocked up has two things that most raunchy comedies do not have, all star performances and a hilarious and well written script. Unlike "The 40 Year Old Viring", one of Judd Apatow's other films, Knocked up brings a certain kind of maturity in its humour while still keeping the film hilarious. The characters are built up great and overall, out of all the comedies i've watched recently (Get Him to the Greek, Step Brothers, The 40 Year Old Virgin), Knocked up is the best by far. Favorite Scene: Chairs in the hotel or Paul Rudd's De Niro impression
    Anthony L Super Reviewer
  • Dec 20, 2011
    Another hit by the Judd Apatow crew. It's not as funny as "Superbad" or "Forgetting Sarah Marshall", but it remains calm and creative. It's a refreshing outlook on parenthood and the perils of child birth with plenty of laughs along the way. It is crude at times, but makes up for that with some deeply emotional sequences, due to the bigger picture of the plot centering about responsibility and family values. Seth Rogen and Katherine Heigl are great together on-screen, however believe they may be as a couple. Another nice feature was the string of cameos by Steve Carrell, Eva Mendes, Jessica Alba, James Franco, and even, Ryan Seacrest. Personally, I think the film is overrated, yet I don't deny its genuinely comical atmosphere and entertainment factor.
    Suneel J Super Reviewer

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