Knocked up – see it if you want some really good light entertainment

Killing a night in Sydney I went to see Knocked Up which I’d heard good things about. Thoroughly accurate things. It’s terrific. I’m afraid I couldn’t take my eyes of Katherine Heigl. These are the unfair things that Hollywood does to us little people out here. Anyway, go and enjoy.

Edit 2007/12/29: There is no Elisha Gray on this page, sorry. I don’t know why MSN sent you here. May I recommend going to Wikipedia? — Jacques.

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TimT
14 years ago

‘Tis a splendid film, isn’t it? Though Heigl is so ludicrously skinny it’s hard to imagine her being pregnant at first.

The Troppo quote for today – ‘To hold a pen is to be at war’ – at first read to me like this:

‘To hold a penis, to be at war.’

Perhaps they’re not so different after all.

Backroom Girl
Backroom Girl
14 years ago

I’m looking forward to seeing it sometime soon, with the 15 year old daughter once she has recovered from the current bout of Pottermania. I was interested to hear Judd Apatow say that he has had some flak from pro-choice groups in the US, who see it as an anti-abortion film. That is, to portray anyone choosing to proceed with a pregnancy when abortion is clearly the sensible option must mean that you are anti-abortion.

Laurie
Laurie
14 years ago

I didn’t see it as anti-abortion – it was clearly mentioned that it was an option she was considering.

I found it very funny – and very crass! And I think it put back my plans on having kiddies a good five years with the crowning scene. Eeeeeeegggggghk.

Backroom Girl
Backroom Girl
14 years ago

Thanks TimT – and do the pro-choice lobby really need to wonder why so many people think they are pro-abortion?

Yobbo
Yobbo
14 years ago

“Tis a splendid film, isnt it? Though Heigl is so ludicrously skinny its hard to imagine her being pregnant at first.”

Is it fashionable to like fat chicks or something now?

http://www.hollywood-celebrity-pictures.com/Celebrities/Katherine-Heigl/Katherine-Heigl-16.JPG

How is Katherine Heigl skinny? If anything she’s one of the more built actresses getting around.

Stop pandering to womynists and grow a sack TimT.

TimT
14 years ago

Yobbo! This chick just called me! She’s got the hots for young libertarians in the north of Australia, and she wants your number!

Helen
13 years ago

If Heigl had had an abortion, = no plot, hence no film. However, we do have to stretch our credibility a little to believe Heigl deciding to have the slacker guy’s baby. However, I did notice the subtle hints which you might have missed: was it a coincidence that Heigl’s mum was the one wanting her to have an abortion and she was portrayed as a tragic, cold, botoxed, selfish old caricature. Whereas Slacker’s dad, who would rather they carried the pregnancy to term, was portrayed as warm, human, lovable.

The film didn’t delve into the issue far enough to come out as clear pro- or anti-, but the stereotypes made the message loud and clear, at least to me.

Helen
13 years ago

Sorry about the two Howevers in that comment.

Helen
13 years ago

Sometimes a cigar is only a cigar.

But. Portrayal of individuals presenting the opposing sides is not nothing, given the fact that we’re talking about a film here, not a random event in reality. The director and writer portrays things a certain way for a reason.

The forced-birth movement in the US is simply too powerful for an American moviemaker to make a film sympathetic to a woman choosing an abortion. They’d simply be crucified, and be a box office flop. But, to be fair, as I’ve said they need the pregnancy to go ahead in order to have a plot.