Knocked Up Movie Review Summary

Actors: Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl, Paul Rudd

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Knocked Up

Slacker Ben Stone lives off of the money he received from an injury lawsuit. He and his three roommates spend their time smoking weed and planning on building a celebrity porn website, but never quite getting around to actually working on it.
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When he has a one night stand with high powered and ambitious Alison Scott, who has just been promoted at her well paying television job. A miscommunication ends up with them having unprotected sex which results in a pregnancy.

Although they have not seen each other since their hook up, due to realizing they had very little in common once they sobered up, Alison decides to call Ben and let him know when she discovers she might be pregnant. Uncertain at first, he decides he will support her in her decision if she is pregnant and decides to have the baby. When she decides that she will keep it they also figure they may as well try to make their relationship work as well.

As the pregnancy and their relationship both move forward, they have to get to know each other and try to make their very different lifestyles work together. Meanwhile Alison's sister Debbie disapproves of Ben, as does her mother. When Debbie and her husband Pete have a huge fight leading to a separation, Ben makes the mistake of siding with Pete, causing further tensions.

Ben and Pete head to Vegas and after getting high realize that they both miss their partners. Meanwhile Debbie and Alison have their own wild night, leading Debbie to admit she misses Pete as well. Alison, however, is still having second thoughts about Ben and does not welcome him back on his return from Vegas. Now Ben has to figure out whether he can clean up his act and become the man he needs to be for Alison and his future child.
Best part of story, including ending: I liked that it wasn't about the usual love at first sight/overcome by passion type of relationship that you usual see in films.

Best scene in story: The one night stand was pretty funny, mainly because you can see the trainwreck coming.

Opinion about the main character: Both Alison and Ben are honestly pretty unlikeable and selfish.

The review of this Movie prepared by Maria Nunez a Level 11 Prairie Warbler scholar

Script Analysis of Knocked Up

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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   Unprepared for birthing/child rearing Comedy or Parody about    -   pregnancy/baby How much humor v. drama    -   Mostly humor, but some serious drama

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   A huge amnt of foul language

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