Friday, 9 August 2013
Review : Knocked Up
Knocked Up : Imagine a film in which Seth Rogan and Katherine Heigl got really drunk, had sex, resulting in Katherine Heigl getting pregnant. That idea was eventually written and directed by Judd Apatow, and became 'Knocked Up' which consits of following the stories of fun loving party animal Ben Stone (Seth Rogan), who has a one night stand with a girl he doesn't really know that well, eight weeks later she drops back into his life, to tell him she's pregnant.
Welcome to another Dr Film, Film review. As you may of guessed I am reviewing Judd Apatow's 'Knocked Up'. A film I've always been found of, and plan to go into detail about as the review progresses.
I will start of the review by saying this film, it contains a lot of crude humour which for some people in some ways is very funny, and to others not so funny, so if your not a fan of crude humour then 'Knocked Up' isn't for you, however if you don't that sort of thing, then the jokes and heavy references in this film shouldn't be a problem.
This film communicates several great messages throughout, It also tests one person's responsibility for another, sense of care and devotion, it's also a film about trust and commitment. So it's a film that has more than one meaning, if you can get past the crude humour and the strong language you actually have a story, that comes from the heart, I know that sounded cliche of me to say, but it really does, the message is communicated very well.
Those points being raised, I will now go onto explain the Storyline of this film. It's about Alison Scott who gets promoted in E! Television, so to celebrate, she goes to a night-club with her older and married sister. At the night club, Alison meets a pothead reckless yet charming Ben Stone and they create small talk, get a vibe going, they then get ridiculously drunk, and have unprotected sex.
Eight weeks later, Allison discovers that she is pregnant. She gets in contact with Ben and they decide between the two of them. To try to stay together and have the baby. However, What Ben doesn't realise is he needs to engage in the responsibility of taking care of a young life, and a girl who can't raise a baby without his support.
So as you can tell, this film certainly does has it's ups and downs, partly funny, partly witty, partly down the line and serious, partly very heart warming and sensitive.
Performance wise I think Seth Rogan and Katherine Heigl present all of those things, I mentioned very well, they are two very good actors at communicating what their characters are feeling, and they present themselves very professionally.
There are some very interesting supporting roles, for the audience to invest in people like : Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Jason Segal and Jay Baruchel they're all very good character, and all so well played, and selected. clearly the director knows these actors can act well; and support the two leading roles.
Story wise, what I thought of the story, fairly decent story telling, It's not that difficult to follow, however what I will say it has some patchy ares in which some of the interest I had in the plot tended to slide, in other words, it was a bit boring, however still good.
On behalf of the director, he did a great job at presenting a good story and bring that to life on screen.
Also I thought the effect of how they made Katherine Heigl look pregnant, was a good trick, very well accomplished and overly convincing.
Overall 'Knocked Up' is in very sense of the word - Okay. not brilliant, I've seen better and I've seen worse.
I'll give it a fair 6/10.
1 Gold star to Seth Rogen
1 Gold Star to Katherine Heigl
Thanks for reading, yet another one of my reviews guys.
NEXT TIME : I will review 'Monsters University' I will post that review on Sunday the 11th of August 2013.