Knocked Up
Sunday, January 13, 2008 at 1:56PM

This movie was another gem that my father got from netflix.  I love that his netflix queue makes him seem hipper than me.  We decided to watch it together yesterday as a way to spend some time together before I go back to school.  The movie was very funny and well done. I did feel uncomfortable watching people smoke pot and have unprotected, one night stand sex with my father.  At one point, he asked, "Why are they smoking like that?" This was referring to various techniques used by the characters to get high.  At another point he said, "I wonder how many people have sex like this."  To which I responded, "A lot dad. Why do you think there are so many STDs? People are horny and stupid."  It is good that he and I can communicate comfortably; I did enjoy laughing with him.

One thing I especially appreciated about the movie was that it was not a trite plot.  To me it seemed natural that when you have an unexpected pregnancy and decide to keep the baby, things get messier more than falling into place naturally.  I have noticed that there seems to be a trend in my movie watching of seeing films that address unplanned pregnancy in a humorous manner.  Okay back to the movie analysis: I liked the character development and the kids were funny.

Which Screen: Small screen is fine. It is especially good to watch with someone that likes to laugh and is not offended by watching people consume drugs or have irresponsible sex.  

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