The one movie I am looking forward to seeing this year: Knocked Up

Filed under: That's Entertainment

The thing I miss most about being childless is going to movies. My wife and I have gone to two movies together since our daughter was born: Borat and 40-Year-Old Virgin. Part of the problem with never going to movies is that you never know when a good movie is coming out until the previews start playing and you realize the two months it normally takes you to line up a babysitter probably will prevent you from seeing it. Last night I saw the preview for the movie Knocked Up, about a guy who gets a girl pregnant after a one-night stand and their effort to prepare for parenthood together despite the circumstances. The movie is being made by the same team who created 40-Year-Old Virgin (and The Ballad of Ricky Bobby), primarily Judd Apatow, one of the geniuses behind the greatest television show ever, Freaks and Geeks. It looks like this movie is going to be a reunion of sorts for much of the cast from that show and Apatow's other great television program, the college freshman comedy Undeclared: Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Jason Segel, Martin Starr, James Franco, and Loudon Wainwright III are all Freaks or Undeclared alumni who will be in this movie. I am so excited, partly because I can't wait to see how these guys take on the very real (and in my case, completely harrowing) experience of learning you're about to become a father.

The movie also looks like it's going to have an amazing soundtrack, with the greatest Old Dirty Bastard song ever and classic tracks from Bright Eyes, Beck, the B-52s, the Clash, Sublime, and original Loudon Wainwright II songs inspired by the movie.


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