January 30, 2008
KNOCKED UP is the story of Ben (Seth Rogen), a hapless Canadian schmoe illegally living in America who unwittingly impregnates Allison (Katherine Heigl), an aspiring entertainment reporter. The film follows them through the ups and downs of the nine+ month ordeal, as each of their very different worlds collide. Written and directed by Judd Apatow ("Freaks and Geeks," "Undeclared," THE 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN), the dramedy was a big summer hit in 2007 -- a bright spot in a summer filled with overinflated-budgeted duds. Here's the trailer:
The reference to CARRIE here is a fun one. Ben and his roommates are planning to launch a website that they later discover is a doppleganger of MrSkin.com, which documents where you can see actresses naked. While watching TV, Allison point out "Boobs and bush" to Ben. We're then shown the TV, which is playing opening titles of CARRIE, complete with Nancy Allen cavorting around in the nude.
Usually I show a clip, but this is a rare case where I'm not gonna...