That’s what I would’ve titled the film, “Knocked Up,” had I been in charge.
Hmmm, this one has a been a long time coming. Honestly, besides being a very fractured film in itself, it’s nothing much more than right-wing pro-life propaganda….People often think of Hollywood as very left-wingy, but really that’s not always the case. What is the case is that Hollywood will do whatever it can to make money, often at the expense of quality filmmaking.
Before go I further, let me review a few reasons why Knocked Up made zero sense:
-When Katherine Heigl was at the club, her sister just left her there alone, with 5 guys, who were all strangers. That wouldn’t happen ever, in real life.
-Also, when Seth Rogen finally got his act together (in the 3rd act), it all came together so quickly. A quick montage of him reading a few books on computer stuff, and voila! He’s now a mature and responsible adult with a job… bullshit.
-Heigl’s character never even really considered having an abortion. Maybe this lack of consideration would’ve made some sense, had this character had any sort, well, character development —- making such a scenario plausible, believable.
At least in Juno, Ellen Page somewhat considered not having the baby. Although an in-utero fetus having fingernails might not be the ideal reason for a person to reconsider an abortion, at least in that film the issue was addressed.
If I was in charge, Knocked Up would have been a 5 minute short featuring an abortion, and titled, “Sucked Out.”