Knocked Up…Oy

Jeff VanderMeer • November 19th, 2007 @ 6:45 pm • Movie Reviews

On the airplane back to the United States, Ann and I had the misfortune to see Knocked Up, a worthless piece of crap that I stopped watching about forty-five minutes in, although Ann watched the whole thing and told me I missed nothing. Here’s the movie in a nutshell: stupid slob sleeps with beautiful woman under drunken circumstances that are still not believable, woman gets pregnant, and eventually they learn to live with it, dumb-ass guy’s flaws becoming endearing while he also reforms somewhat (also unbelievably). The humor is flat, the acting broad, and the whole thing is shot like some kind of in-joke. “This here actor is funny, so this here scene should be funny even if it was written by someone who wears half of their brain on the outside due to a bizarre tuna cannery incident.” Enough said.

4 Responses to “Knocked Up…Oy”

  1. S.E. Martin says:

    After countless recommendations I finally watched the movie when it came out on DVD. I’m beginning to think “Freaks and Geeks” and “The Larry Sanders Show” are the aberrations in Apatow’s C.V.

  2. Matt Staggs says:

    Meh. To each his own. I loved “Knocked Up,” although I will concede that it is the weaker sister to “40 Year Old Virgin” and “Superbad.” Strangely, my wife and I just started watching “Freaks and Geeks” for the first time last night. We’re charmed by what we’ve seen so far.

  3. Eric Schaller says:

    Don’t get me started on Freaks and Geeks–one of my all time favorite shows. Does it help that I grew up in th 70’s? Probably. But, like Dazed and Confused (its 70’s burn-out movie half-sibling), its a show that I can watch over and over again and still go through an emotional rollercoaster ride.

  4. S.E. Martin says:

    High school freshman in 1979. “Freaks and Geeks” near and dear; “Dazed and Confused” one of my favourite movies (and live Zep songs).

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