No, not me. The movie!! Nick and I saw Knocked Up on Friday with Curtis & Kristen. It was a funny movie from the writers of 40 Year Old Virgin (and most of the same cast). It’s about two people who meet at a bar and have drunken sex and (surprise, surprise) end up getting pregnant. She’s a successful woman who works for E! and he’s your stereotypical pot head loser. As they struggle to make it work as parents to be, the movie touches on the many different stereotypes of married couples, relationship miscommunication, hollywood, being pregnant, having children, etc. and of course is filled with the tastefully horrible yet funny jokes. I’d have to say my favorite parts of the movie are the cameos by celebrities who poke fun at themselves and/or hollywood.
The movie was good. It’s filled with dumb humor which typically takes 2 or 3 viewings before it starts to grow on me. Originally I didn’t have high expectations of it, but that morning I heard so many great reviews that after seeing it I was disappointed that I didn’t find it wet-your-pants-funny, as one reviewer put it. I probably would have enjoyed it more if I watched it with my originally low expectations. That and I couldn’t help thinking how I’d rather be watching Shrek the Third (which will be next!!). Anyway, I’d prefer to see this as a rental movie, but you won’t be wasting your money if you go to the theater. That’s why I’m giving Knocked Up 4 out of 5 paloozas.
AAAAA paloozas = See this movie in the theater for optimal viewing
AAAA paloozas = See this movie in the theater if you can
AAA paloozas = Pop some popcorn and rent this movie
AA paloozas = Watch this movie on TV … for free
A palooza = … I think you know where I’m going here…
No paloozas = Reserved for Eyes Wide Shut