Monday, June 11, 2007
Knocked Up: Thumbs Up
WORTH-IT: (Apatow humor) This movie is a wonderful surprise! Not only is it better than 40-year-old Virgin, but it is funnier, and more realistic. Sure it's crude, and beware, there is a prosthetic vagina for the birth, AND the newborn is more realistic than any I've seen (think, messy), but the humor is real. The characters, you know them; two VERY opposite people united by fertility for a nine-month journey through drugs, love, and baby-books. They like each other, they love each other, they hate each other, they love each other... you get the picture. I won't name this as the year's next Oscar hopeful, but watch it anyways for all the elements you miss in the Academy picks. The supporting acting is wonderful as well, family and gynos alike. Everyone delivers funny with a jolt of realism to perfectly satisfy your need for a comedy that compliments your sanity and intelligence. This movie is life, with a few cameos, so enjoy it.