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Knocked Up (2007)

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For fun-loving party animal Ben Stone, the last thing he ever expected was for his one-night stand to show up on his doorstep eight weeks later to tell him she's pregnant with his child.

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Judd Apatow

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Judd Apatow
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Seth Rogen ... Ben Stone
Katherine Heigl ... Alison Scott
Paul Rudd ... Pete
Leslie Mann ... Debbie
Jason Segel ... Jason
Jay Baruchel ... Jay
Jonah Hill ... Jonah
Martin Starr ... Martin
Charlyne Yi ... Jodi
Iris Apatow ... Charlotte
Maude Apatow ... Sadie
Joanna Kerns ... Alison's Mom
Harold Ramis ... Ben's Dad
Alan Tudyk ... Jack
Kristen Wiig ... Jill
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Storyline

When Alison Scott is promoted in E! Television, she goes to a night-club to celebrate with her older married sister Debbie. Alison meets the pothead reckless Ben Stone and while having a small talk with Ben, Debbie's husband Pete calls her to tell that their daughter has chicken pox. Debbie leaves the place but Allison stays with Ben, drinking and dancing along all night; completely wasted, they end up having a one night stand. Ben does not use a condom and eight weeks later, Allison discovers that she is pregnant. She calls Ben and they decide to try to stay together and have the baby. However, Ben needs to grow up first to raise a family of his own. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A one night stand that turned into something more. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, drug use and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Judd Apatow Project See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,690,990, 3 June 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$148,768,917, 31 December 2007

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$219,076,518, 1 February 2009
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Color (Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Anne Hathaway was originally cast as Alison Scott, but left due to creative differences. In an interview, she revealed that she objected to Judd Apatow's plan to use footage of a real birth. Juliette Lewis, Drew Barrymore, Rachael Leigh Cook, Cameron Diaz, Claire Danes, Tiffani Thiessen, Josie Davis, Uma Thurman, and Renée Zellweger all dropped out, or were booted out. Christina Aguilera turned it down in order to focus on her music career. Brooke Shields, Jennifer Connelly, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Sarah Jessica Parker were deemed too old. See more »

Goofs

When Ben proposes to Alison, her hair moves from over her right ear to tucked behind her right ear and back in different shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jay: I got to get off! I got to get off! Got to get off! Got to get off!
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Baby photos of the cast and crew are shown during the closing credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

The edited version aired on E! in the US includes the deleted scene with the main characters all interacting with Ben and Allison's daughter as the background image for a sped-up closing credits sequence. See more »

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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.135 (2011) See more »

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Grey in L.A.
Written by Loudon Wainwright III
Performed by Loudon Wainwright III
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Young America In The Eternal City
21 October 2007 | by claudiaeilcinemaSee all my reviews

As I lived part of my life in the US, both coasts. I was able to read between the lines of the dubbed-into-Italian breakthrough Judd Apatow comedy and laugh. Most people dismissed it at the movie theater in Rome where I saw it. Thought it was vulgar and old hat. Vulgar? The Italians of the Massimo Boldi comedies thought it was vulgar?! "Knocked Up", besides making me laugh out loud and amusing me no end taught me a really important cultural lesson. We, in Italy, ride a very high (non existent) horse. I think the time has come for us to get off the horse and start looking at ourselves for what we really are - like we used to in Dino Risi, Pietro Germi and Mario Monicelli's films. "Knocked Up" is ultra sophisticated and yet, it reached a vast audience in the States because the sophistication is so amazingly smart. Seth Rogen is a real find. His eyes when he realizes Katherinre Heigl is going to stay with him that first and fatal night made me fall in love with his unlikely character. Katherine Heigl is another incredible discovery. Superb and stunning and classy to boot. Now, all this praise and I haven't even seen it in its original English version. I can't wait.


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