I just watched the movie ‘Knocked Up‘ for the first time. Gosh. Y’know, it looked like something different in the ads than what it was, or maybe …
I donno, the most unrealistic thing about it, I think, was how honest everyone is in that movie. In real life, people can’t be that honest all the time. It would be interesting if they could, but the lead actors actually made that freakish honesty seem pretty realistic- for them.
Otherwise- yeah, there’s crude humor and funny parts (which I pretty much loved), but most of the time I was just riveted. It seemed pretty accurate to me- the fears and the weirdness and the plain old surrealness of that whole baby experience. How lost the situation makes people feel, and how that lostness often expresses itself as hostility.
It was a really good movie. It was. I think it would probably seem good at a normal hour, too, but mostly I think a lot of people would relate to it, particularly anyone for whom the whole reproducing scenario didn’t go quite as they may have hoped or expected.
(In other words, this movie is highly relatable for like… 97% of all parents.)