Sunday, September 30, 2007

Knocked Up - Film

Rating : 4.0/5

Seth Rogan and Katherine Heigl star as Ben Stone (unempolyed stoner) and Alison Scott (works for E! and has just been promoted to being on camera). Out celebrating her promotion with her sister Deb, Alison gets a little too drunk and ends up taking Ben home with her for a night of passion. The next morning things are very awkward as they realise they have nothing at all in common. Alison leaves and they both think that is an end to it. However Ben didn't use a condom and Alison becomes pregnant with their child.

The couple decide to give getting to know each other a go after a shaky second meeting. Abortion is decided against and Ben makes a real effort to do the right thing and embrace fatherhood. He gets on particularly well with Deb's husband Pete (played fantastically by Paul Rudd). They have some great comedy moments and seemed to really gel on set. The laughs were many in the audience and Ben's friends were an interesting group as well. Most of them were in Superbad too, but this was a slightly less crude version and I definately preferred it.

POssibly one of the funniest parts is where Ben and Pete go to Vegas when they are in the girls bad books. They decide to take magic mushrooms and then watch Cirque de Soleil. They leave when the shrooms turn on Ben and end up back in their hotel room:

Pete: There are five different types of chairs in this hotel room.
Ben: That's way too many chairs for one room!

Pete: [high on 'shrooms] Did you know there's a guy whose sole job is to find chairs for these hotel rooms?
Ben Stone: Please take the chairs away.
Pete: Like this one! It's red with gold stripes and - [sits]
Pete: - oh, this one is amazing!
Ben Stone: Please take the chairs away. I don't like them. The big one is staring at me and that short one is being very droll.


Literary Feline said...

I know a lot of people in the U.S. (at least among the people I knew) were disappointed with this film when it came out in theaters, but I actually liked it. It had depth to it and although wasn't quite as funny as I think a lot of of people hoped, it did have some great moments. I am glad you enjoyed it as well, Rhinoa.

soleil said...

everyone i know loved this movie. one of my friends even said it was better than 40 year old virgin. i still need to see it. and i've always liked katherine heigl.