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"Knocked Up (Blu-ray)

movie-october-2008-knocked-up.jpgSynopsis

Alison Scott (Heigl) is a producer on the television show "E", and has just been promoted to be in front of the camera to interview guests as a TV host.

She and her sister Debbie (Mann) celebrate at a bar. Alison gets very drunk and ends up in bed with a perfect stranger, Ben Stone (Rogen).

The next day, they go their separate ways, but unfortunately, Alison discovers she is pregnant, so she contacts Ben, tells him the news, and they try to see if they can develop a relationship for the baby's sake.

Well, to start off, Ben's job is running a website that publishes embarrassing photos of celebrities, and Alison is host of a show that interviews these same celebrities in a positive light.

Secondly, Alison does not tell the studio that she is pregnant, and does her best to hide her physical changes as she works.

 

 

Specifications

  • Universal Pictures
  • 2007, Color, Rated R, 2 Hr 9 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • 1080p
  • Codec: Not Specified
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Starring Katherine Heigl, Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann
  • Directed by Judd Apatow
    Rating
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  • Violence: No
  • Sex: Yes
  • Language: Bad

Commentary

Fresh from the success of The 40-Year-Old-Virgin, the producers followed it with Knocked Up, which was also successful. We are likely to see more of these "real life" situational movies, where, unlike sitcoms on TV, the problems are not only real, they can be heartbreaking.

Technical

This one did not strike me with a sharp High Def look, and the use of surrounds was minimal.

Extras

These include the requsite director commentary, deleted scenes, Kids on the Loose, Finding Ben Stone, Stripper Confidential, and other things.