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49. Knocked Up

In Judd Apatow’s second feature film as a director, unemployed stoner Ben (Seth Rogan) has a one night stand with career-girl Alison (Katherine Heigl) and both have to cope with the resulting pregnancy.

What Tierna thinks:  “It’s like a modern day twist on a rom-com except much funnier. It cracked me up in parts. An amusing insight into a pretty unfortunate situation: fathering the love child of a man you do not know, who appears to live his life surrounded by idiots. A good, fun movie which we watched on a lazy Saturday evening with a glass of wine (or two!) in hand. I’ll give this a nine out of ten. One of the most amusing comedy films I’ve seen in my 20-something years.”

What Tom thinks: “I have to say I’m a big fan of Judd Apatow’s work.  Freaks and Geeks was a great TV series and The 40 Year Old Virgin is hilarious.  I would say this is the pinnacle of his films (as a writer / director) as it really gets the right tone between being very funny but having something to say about relationships and the differences between men and women (not just for the two leads but also Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann).  And what a cast too!  I’ll give it an eight out of ten.”

Up next: Little Miss Sunshine

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