04 Jan

Knocked Up

Lissa Coffey

Lissa Coffey

Lissa Coffey

Grade: B+

Knocked Up is rated R, mostly for the language and some simulated sex scenes, which are absolutely hilarious, I’m a little embarrassed to say.  Anyone who has been pregnant, or been with someone who is pregnant, will laugh – which is probably why the whole theatre was an explosion of laughter the whole time.

Knocked Up is from the same people who brought us “The 40 Year Old Virgin” which I also liked, but Knocked Up is sweeter, sunnier.  It’s about two people who might never have gotten together if their one-night stand hadn’t resulted in a pregnancy.  They are so opposites that they have to work for the attraction, but when they really get to know each other as people they find some common ground.  Meanwhile, the married couple with kids provides the B story, a kind of glimpse into the future for the newly pregnant ones.

Fresh, funny, warm.  I could relate.

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