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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


62. Anchorman

62. Anchorman

Ron Burgundy is the top rated news anchor in San Diego in the 1970s.  However, the arrival of Veronica Corningstone – an ambitious female reporter – threatens to change this.

What Tierna thinks: “This one is full of one liners and made me laugh many, many times! It’s pretty ridiculous really but well worth watching. I’ll give it a seven out of ten.”

What Tom thinks: “I’m a huge fan of the frat pack comedies and this is pretty much their peak.  It’s totally random (a good thing!) and surely must be one of the most quotable films ever.  The film on its own is probably an eight, but because of its sheer quotability I have to give it a nine out of ten.”

Up next: Spirited Away … “The best Japanese film since Godzilla?”