Friday, February 02, 2007

Wow, did I ever need a laugh tonight, and lo and behold I find the trailer for Knocked Up, from the folks who brought you The 40 Year Old Virgin. Ben (Seth Rogen) and Allison (Katherine Heigl) hook up and have a one-night stand. Thank god for alcohol, the great equalizer that let's everyone have a chance ("You're prettier than I am!"). The two leave, never to see each other again. Well, that's how it's supposed to work. As you can guess from the title, circumstances bring them back together again.

Knocked Up (2007) R-Rated Trailer

Directed and Written by Judd Apatow.

Starring Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd, Katherine Heigl, Leslie Mann. Some additional actors show up from the Judd Apatow Repertory Players (alumni of Freaks and Geeks, Undeclared, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) show up in the gangly forms of Jay Baruchel, Martin Starr, Jonah Hill (OK, not so gangly, but a funny man nonetheless), and Jason Segel. They're bringing the funny, and a few of those uncomfortably realistic scenarios (a guy's first instinct when he's told he's going to be a dad, pregnancy sex, etc.) that made 40 Year Old so funny.

This teaser trailer has a great exchange between Seth and Katherine. And how priceless is that poster? A similar design worked for 40 Year Old Virgin and is much funnier than this generic version. Just rely on the actor to sell you on the flick.

I've always liked Seth Rogen's self depreciating shtick, so I hope this is a breakout role for him.


Jacquie said...

I like this guy too, he's a very natural comedian. The marketing campaign in interesting though..takes self depreciation to a new level.

the2scoops said...

Seth Rogen's self-depreciating sense of humour is something he's been developing for years on a number of Judd Apatow's projects:
in Freaks & Geeks and Undeclared, he makes a point of saying how much harder he has to work to keep hot girlfriends.

It popped up again in 40 Year Old Virgin when he gives Steve Carrell's character a pep talk before he hits on bookstore girl. Looking forward to this.