Monday, July 4, 2011

Movie of the Week – Knocked Up

This week’s movie is Knocked Up (2007).

The comedy is about two young people who un-expectantly get pregnant after a one-night stand, neither prepared. The film is by comedy guru (writer-director-producer) Judd Apatow (the creative force behind The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Undeclared and he worked as a director and producer on Freaks and Geeks). He has a great team with composer Joe Henry and songs by Loudon Wainwright III (who also makes a cameo), cinematographer Eric Alan Edwards and production designer Jefferson Sage. The cast is phenomenal with a ton of funny people. It stars Seth Rogan and Katherine Heigl (before she started making terrible rom-com after terrible rom-com) and co-stars Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann (Apatow is currently filming a sequel revolving around Rudd and Mann’s characters called This Is Forty). Jason Segel, Martin Starr, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Charlyne Yi, Harold Ramis, Alan Tudyk, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Ken Jeong, Craig Robinson, Adam Scott, and BJ Novak round out the supporting cast. The film is hilarious, but has Apatow’s unique blend of being both an R-rated comedy and heartfelt. It is a must see for fans of comedies and romantic comedies (you would be hard pressed to find a better comedic cast). Check out the trailer.

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