Knocked Up

My wife surprised me with a nice evening out for dinner and a movie for Father’s Day Saturday night. It was fun just hanging out and having a good time without the kids.

We saw Knocked Up, and let me tell you; it was a great movie. We’ll probably have to add it to our collection when it comes out on DVD. A lot of the same people that were in Anchorman and 40 Year Old Virgin were in this movie so if you found those two movies entertaining, you’ll really like Knocked Up.

If you have the means, check it out before it leaves the theaters.

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  • The best comedy in 10 years, easy. More of an actual movie than “Virgin” or “Anchorman” (not to take away from the hilarity of either), this film was sweet in a way that you just don’t see anymore. It was able to be hysterically funny, gross, and wacky without resorting to lame jokes or to making fun of the characters. Sure, the stoner guys are dorks for not realizing there is already a Mr. Skin website, but when they finally realize it, we laugh with them, not at them. Because we like them, as we do all of the characters. It would have been easy to make Paul Rudd and his wife typical suburban idiots, or to have the wife be a total witch, and he an incompetent dolt, but no, they are both real. With real problems that they deal with and don’t deal with. Notice I’ve reviewed this movie without even mentioning the lead characters. That’ s how good the ensemble is here. We like these guys. The writing is fresh and witty, and the whole thing felt great to watch.
    -Terry Ebert

  • The best comedy in 10 years, easy. More of an actual movie than “Virgin” or “Anchorman” (not to take away from the hilarity of either), this film was sweet in a way that you just don’t see anymore. It was able to be hysterically funny, gross, and wacky without resorting to lame jokes or to making fun of the characters. Sure, the stoner guys are dorks for not realizing there is already a Mr. Skin website, but when they finally realize it, we laugh with them, not at them. Because we like them, as we do all of the characters. It would have been easy to make Paul Rudd and his wife typical suburban idiots, or to have the wife be a total witch, and he an incompetent dolt, but no, they are both real. With real problems that they deal with and don’t deal with. Notice I’ve reviewed this movie without even mentioning the lead characters. That’ s how good the ensemble is here. We like these guys. The writing is fresh and witty, and the whole thing felt great to watch.
    -Terry Ebert