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Knocked Up (2007)



Critic Consensus: Knocked Up is a hilarious, poignant and refreshing look at the rigors of courtship and child-rearing, with a sometimes raunchy, yet savvy script that is ably acted and directed.

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When a one-night stand that should have stayed that way has unexpected consequences, the reluctant odd couple attempts to transform their tentative relationship into a lasting love in this conception comedy. Twenty-four-year-old entertainment journalist Alison Scott (Katherine Heigl) is on the fast track to the big time, but an alcohol-fueled hookup with responsibility-shirking slacker Ben Stone (Seth Rogen) finds her professional priorities taking a back seat to having a baby.

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Katherine Heigl
as Alison Scott
Seth Rogen
as Ben Stone
Iris Apatow
as Charlotte
Joanna Kerns
as Alison's Mom
Harold Ramis
as Ben's Dad
Ken Jeong
as Dr. Kuni
Steve Carell
as Himself
Craig Robinson
as Club Doorman
James Franco
as Himself
Tim Bagley
as Dr. Pellagrino
Stephanie Mnookin
as Dr. Howard's Nurse
Adam Scott
as Male Nurse
J.P. Manoux
as Dr. Angelo
Mo Collins
as Female Doctor
B.J. Novak
as Young Doctor
Tami Sagher
as Wardrobe Lady
Brianna Brown
as Alison's Friend
Catherine Reitman
as Alison's Friend
Nick Thune
as Alison's Friend
Paul Feig
as Fantasy Baseball Guy
Ben Meyerson
as Fantasy Baseball Guy
Wayne Federman
as Fantasy Baseball Guy
Melinda Bennett
as Dr. Pellagrino's Nurse
Matthew McKane
as Club Bartender
Steven Brill
as Ben's Boss
Nadine Griffith
as Maternity Nurse at Desk
Diane Schaller
as Delivery Nurse
Emerson Riley
as Jonah's Girlfriend
Nautica Thorn
as Lap Dancer
Mary Brill
as Real Estate Agent
Lolita Matrolia
as Daughter in Waiting Room
Joseph T. Mastrolia
as Father in Waiting Room
Tracy Hartley
as Lamaze Instructor
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Critic Reviews for Knocked Up

All Critics (252) | Top Critics (64)

... Seth Rogen and Katherine Heigl have great chemistry onscreen and they are hysterical together.

September 12, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

[A] very funny Peter Pan-and-Wendy- get-preggers story.

October 18, 2008 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Although this story about a mismatched couple expecting a baby strains credibility and sometimes pushes the limits of good taste, it delivers plenty of belly laughs.

September 15, 2007

Funny, rude and with a heart of gold that surprisingly doesn't grate.

August 24, 2007 | Rating: 4/5

If the essence of great comedy is truth then Knocked Up falls some way short.

August 24, 2007 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Judd Apatow's follow-up to The 40-Year-Old Virgin is snort-all-over-the-person-in-front-of-you funny, hand-over-mouth filthy, and as exhilarating as inhaling from a 10-ton oxygen tank.

August 24, 2007 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Knocked Up


A good comedy, funny and sweet, whose first hour is so hilarious and raunchy it had me laughing real hard. After that, however, it becomes a bit irregular and stretches for too long, with some unnecessary and unfunny jokes that could have been easily left out.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

If I were to rank the 10 funniest movies of the last 10 years, this would definitely be in the top 5. "Knocked Up" is the story of Ben(Seth Rogan) who has a one night stand with Allison(Katherine Heigl) and gets her pregnant. She is an aspiring TV personality for E! and he is a man child who lives with friends and loves to smoke pot. Polar opposites, but they try to make it work. The supporting cast is amazing and full of great comedic actors. Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Jonah Hill, Jay Beruchel, Jason Segal, among others. My favorites are probably Pete(Paul Rudd) and Debbie(Leslie Mann) as a married couple with 2 kids and a lot of problems. Hell, they have a sequel coming out about them. This movie is also full of great one liners, that are still hilarious. Just goes to show that R rated comedies can be raunchy, fun, and smart. This is a modern comedy classic that holds up nicely and remains mandatory viewing for all fans of comedy.

Everett Johnson
Everett Johnson

Super Reviewer


I love Judd Apatow movies because the dialogue is so cuttingly, honestly rib-burstingly funny. I laughed so loud I scared my neighbour's pregnant cat into labour. Katherine Heigl and Seth Rogen are earnest, clunky and so effing good-intentioned in this movie, but it's really the critical harpy sister Leslie Mann and her burnt-out-bludgeoned-down husband (Paul Rudd, holla) who steal the show for me. The two couples present a great comparison study for the "train your partner to become who you want them to be" school vs "love and accept them for everything they are" school of relationships. Either way it's always gonna be tough, but Apatow proposes a (dangerous) theory that all problems turn out okay when you make them knuckle-bitingly, snort-out-loud hilarious. He reminds me to be bold. Here's my favourite monologue from the show: Bouncer: It's not cuz you not hot, I would LOVE to tap that ass. I would tear, that ass, up. I can't let you in cuz you old as f***. For this club. Not, you know, for the earth. You old, she pregnant, can't have a bunch of old pregnant b****es runnin' around, that's crazy. I'm only allowed to let in 5% black people. He said that. 5%. That mean if there's 25 people here I get to let in one and a quarter black people. So I gotta hope there's a black midget in the crowd. Feel the truth.

Letitia Lew
Letitia Lew

Super Reviewer

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