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.

Movie Info

Two people who have a one-nighter realize they aren't right for each other, and then a few months later they learn they are going to have a baby.

Rating: R (for sexual content, drug use and language)
Genre: Comedy , Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Judd Apatow
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 25, 2007
Box Office: $148.7M
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as Alison Scott

as Ben Stone

as Charlotte

as Alison's Mom

as Ben's Dad

as Dr. Kuni

as Dr. Kuni

as Himself

as Club Doorman

as Himself

as Dr. Pellagrino

as Dr. Howard's Nurse

as Male Nurse

as Dr. Angelo

as Female Doctor

as Young Doctor

as Wardrobe Lady

as Alison's Friend

as Alison's Friend

as Alison's Friend

as Fantasy Baseball Guy

as Fantasy Baseball Guy

as Fantasy Baseball Guy

as Dr. Pellagrino's Nur...

as Club Bartender

as Ben's Boss

as Maternity Nurse at D...

as Delivery Nurse

as Jonah's Girlfriend

as Lap Dancer

as Real Estate Agent

as Daughter in Waiting ...

as Father in Waiting Ro...

as Lamaze Instructor
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Critic Reviews for Knocked Up

All Critics (237) | Top Critics (49)

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

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Top Critic

[Apatow] makes responsibility and commitment funny; no mean feat.

Full Review… | July 8, 2014
Willamette Week

What makes most of Knocked Up work is its ability to squeeze big laughs out of real-world situations.

Full Review… | July 8, 2014
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

Knocked Up proves that hit comedy doesn't have to dumb down for its demographic.

Full Review… | February 10, 2014
Radio Times

With sparkling performances from Rogen and Heigl, Apatow once again shows his sharp eye for talent and continuing knack for hits.

Full Review… | August 3, 2013
Paste Magazine

The jokes, which are in the absolute poorest taste, remain hilarious, while a newer, deeper humanism, sensed in momentary flashes in the earlier film, is now fully on display.

Full Review… | August 3, 2013
Screen International

Audience Reviews for Knocked Up

Cute funny movie, just wrong on many occasions in just the right way. I had fun time with this one.

John Manard

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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