This is a coming of age storyline that you've seen in one form or another for decades. It takes a truly unique voice to make yet another one worth watching.
There's no way I can possibly love it entirely but I just think its ridiculously bad, but enjoyable at the same time.
The movie's neither hopeful in contrived ways, nor hopeless in different contrived ways. Somehow it manages to be wonderful
The film's masterful storytelling did its job. The message was clear. No need to overdo.
It is not funny at all. Not a haha or he or chuckle. The biggest movie sin of all time. What's uncomfortable? People Bickering, arguing, woman lamenting through the whole movie, and men being portrayed as 5 year olds. is not fun to watch. The guy is a prototypical moron and she is shrill and not fun to watch. tor won't deliver your babyThe plot was lame and his friends are the biggest slackers ever portrayed. Also it's depressing! The movie has such a negative outlook on family why would you want one?
Very typical current day romantic comedy ; unattractive, unworthy fat guy knocks up fairly cute (at least for him) out of his league , together gal, with predictable results. Since Hollywood doesn't give us suspense anymore, we all know how this will unfold. The "better than thou" girl at first doesn't like the guy, then his goofy antics and persistence eventually win her over. It has not changed for 50 years, except in the old days they would not have had sex until after they committed, where as today they have sex first, then figure it out later.I am not passing judgment on the hook up culture of today. I am passing judgment about every film being always the same. Apatow is no different- the male character is ugly, dumb, incompetent and needy, the woman is attractive, smart , independent and gets to make all the choices. Too bad in the real world even the fat guys are unavailable, since they just stay the the basement playing video games. Probably seen guys portrayal in films like this played a role.Some of the messages the movie sends could be negative for young people. Not the "knocked up" part , that is nothing new, but they portray the doctor as an annoying A-hole , even though he has brains and training beyond anybody who is in or made the film. No wonder the guy in it who plays the doctor (yes he is a real one) left being a real doctor (I'm not kidding) for a film career. Hey Judd-OB-GYNs work an average 90 hours per week, you wanna deliver your own kids? Show some respect.The acting is good , and some of the players like Hill are very talented comics. But I am worried about what a childhood and adolescence of seeing these films will do to a male. They always see themselves as negative, and if they have a male friend, they suffocate in self conscious "does this look gay, does that seem gay" gags. Makes you wonder what some of these filmmakers childhoods were like; Did they see any competent, worthy men?
I sometimes think the wealthy who run America make these movies on purpose to keep the poor breeding like rats to guarantee a fresh supply of poor bastards to fill all the menial jobs and of course endlessly consume.This movie must really confuse right-wingers because it's definitely pro-life but also full of drugs, profanity and a slacker from... Canada? Wow, good thing he wasn't from Mexico or the right-wingers would have had a breakdown by wanting her to have an abortion but at the same time being morally against it. But in the end he's a Jew from Canada so it's all okay, he can come in and breed with one of their blonde thoroughbreds after all.Her sister is married and has two kids and her and her husband don't seem to work much, his job is driving around in a nice car reviewing bands or something, who knows? Who cares? It's Hollywood! But somehow they have a nice big suburban house -- don't bother questioning how or why, just BELIEVE!Don't mind reality kids, just get out there and have unprotected sex and if you get pregnant, for GODS SAKE, don't get an ABORTION cause us rich need our soylent green.
I think there's been a general notion recently that, at least among the mainstream demographic, the Romantic comedy is dead. So with that in mind, there's some good news and bad news. The good news is that the genre has been saved by a gifted young writer named Judd Apatow. The bad news: It isn't very pretty.It's sad but true. His film is crude and does very little to restore confidence to the institution of fatherhood. The PTA in this child's future school district is rightfully going to be frightened to death.At the same time, "Knocked Up" probably comes closer to portraying modern romance more than any attempt at romantic comedy in recent years. As sad as it is to admit, romance these days is more about drunken hook-ups than it is about screwball-comedy-type courting and today's standard of chivalry might be a guy like Rogen's character, willing to commit to a girl he knocked up instead of Cary Grant.