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Genre: Comedy
Starring: Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl, Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, Jason Segel, Martin Starr
Director: Judd Apatow
Rating: M18 (Coarse Language And Some Sexual Content)
Year Made: 2007




- 18 Hilarious Deleted Scenes, Extended Scenes and Alternate Cuts
- Line-O-Rama
- Making of the Roller Coaster Scene
- Directing The Director with Judd Apatow
- Laugh Out Loud with the Gag Reel
- Topless Scene
- Loudon Wainwright III
- Audio Commentary with Judd Apatow, Seth Rogen, Bill Hader



Languages: English/Thai/Japanese
Subtitles: English/Cantonese/Thai
Mandarin Traditional/Indonesian/
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Running Time: 2 hrs 12 mins
Region Code: NTSC 3
Distributor: Berjaya HVN




They say that opposites attract...well, for super-slacker Ben and career-girl Alison that's certainly the case - at least for one intoxicated evening.

Two months and several pregnancy tests later, Ben and Alison go through a hysterically funny, anxious and heart-warming journey that leads to huge laughs in the most outrageous comedy of the year!


Judd Apatow strikes box-office gold back in 2005 with the Steve Carell’s comedy, “The 40 Year-Old Virgin”. A movie that touches on love, sex and possessed lots of heart, crude jokes abound as well. Reprising the same old formula and his usual cast of merrymen, Apatow once again brought us another comedy hit, “Knocked Up”. I somehow missed its original theatrical run so I’m glad it’s now on DVD with plentiful of extras to go with it.

Ben Stone (Seth Rogen) is an apparent slacker holding no proper job, with only a few hundred dollars in his account, spend his days smoking pot and goofing around with his group of wacky buddies. Their only ambition is to start a la Mr Skin website which explains why it’s perfectly justifiable to watch nudity all the time because they are in fact “working”.

On the contrary, Alison Scott (Grey Anatomy’s Katherine Heigl) is an upcoming host of the famous entertainment program, E! In short, Alison is a young, beautiful career-minded lady. Before long, Venus and Mars met in a nightclub when Alison and her sister, Debbie (played by Mrs Apatow, Lesile Mann) decides to celebrate Alison’s promotion there. After a few drinks and dance, Ben and Alison soon hit it off and had a no-frills one-night stand followed by an awkward breakfast session the next day and off they were to their usual routines.

As fate would have it, Alison soon realizes she’s pregnant and the father of course is Ben Stone.

Apatow who also wrote the script never let the audience lost touch on his main objective despite many distractions along the way. As always, there are plentiful amount of bantering between Stone and his group of buddies (including Jonah Hill from “Superbad”, Jay Baruchel and Martin Starr) which is highly entertaining in my opinion or offensive depending on individual views. Remember that “You wanna know how I know you are gay” joke in “40 Year Old Virgin”. Here, we have a "Dirty Man" competition and endless heaps of beard insults.

And then there’s the subplot between Debbie and her husband, Pete (Paul Rudd) whose marriage is on the rocks. This subplot has the potential to branch out of his own due to the incredible performances from Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd, oh got to credit Apatow’s real-life cute daughters as the couple’s onscreen offspring. Natural performers at such tender ages.

And back to Alison and Ben who took the unusual route of trying to get to know each other after the affair. Their responsibility to their unborn baby and their best to adapt to each other’s lives. Take for example, during an earthquake, Ben rushes out of the house with his pot-pipe instead of rushing first to Alison’s aid. Apatow instill such believable funny true-life moments that you really want to empathies with Alison’s plight and root for the characters.

Clocking in at over 120 minutes, “Knocked Up” for a comedy indeed is a little bit too long. For example, Ben and Pete’s trip to Vegas can trim down a little and perhaps some exchanges between Ben and Alison. It must be hard for Apatow to trim it down as I’m sure he has reels of funny footages on the cutting floor. (P.S. You can glimpse some of them under deleted scenes).

Nevertheless, “Knocked Up” is definitely one of the best comedies of the year. The amazing box-office has proven that a R-rated comedy with no A-listers can perform exceptionally well so long as it’s equipped with a good script and cast. Not forgetting cameos from James Franco (who will be starring opposite Rogen in “Pineapple Express” next year), Ryan Seacrest, Steve Carell and Jessica Alba.


18 Hilarious Deleted Scenes, 4 Extended Scenes and Alternate Cuts
– As mentioned in the review, there must have been tonnes and reels of footages left after editing and here are 18 of them for your viewing pleasure. There's a hilarious scene where Jonah Hill keeps ranting about Ang Lee and "Brokeback Mountain". Insane.

Line-O-Rama – This is a fun montage of the cast mouthing several versions of the same line.

Making of the Roller Coaster Scene – Actor Jay Baruchel is scared of taking the roller-coaster ride. And this five minutes feature is basically the concrete proof. And the rest of the guys? Started vomitting after 7 times on it.

Directing The Director with Judd Apatow – I just can’t believe they actually had so much fun making “Knocked Up” that they even brought in Capote’s director Bennett Miller to do this seven minutes short.

Laugh Out Loud with the Gag Reel – As the title says, gag reel. Actors cracking up, forgetting their lines etc.

Topless Scene: Web Design Company – Don’t expect anything explicit, it’s just Seth Rogen doing a scene without a shirt on.

Loudon Wainwright III – A featurette on the song done for the movie.

Audio Commentary with Judd Apatow, Seth Rogen, Bill Hader – I must rate this the best commentary track of the year. Apatow and Rogen is joined by Bill Hader (who acted as the editor for E! in the movie and more familiar to the audience as the other cop in “Superbad”) and the trio rattles in such fun, rowdy fashion that it’s akin to an addictive sports commentary. Hader even resorts to voice impersonations. Crazy stuff.


Presented in anamorphic widescreen 1.85:1, DVD transfer is excellent and has no noticeable dirt. Dialogue is as clear as you can get. In all, raise your hands and shout excellent!



Review by Linus Tee


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