Judd Apatow’s New Movie: Knocked Up
You should already know who Judd Apatow is, but if not, he’s the guy who co-wrote and directed the 40-Year-Old-Virgin, produced Anchorman and Talledega Nights, and also was the man behind the quickly cancelled, but cult hit TV shows Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared. He already has a pretty awesome resume, and the fact that he both wrote and directed “Knocked Up” has me pretty excited for it. The fact that this movie has both Seth Rogan and Paul Rudd in it makes me all the more optimistic. And then Katherine Heigl is just unbelievably hot. All the signs point towards greatness.
The U.S. trailers for the movie remind me of the ones for the 40-Year-Old-Virgin, as it paints over the dirtier side of the movie and tries to flesh out the story and seems a bit cheesy in the process. But I think this trailer is better than any I saw for the 40-Year-Old-Virgin, at least. Take a look.
Now, the following embedded Youtube video is the international trailer for Knocked Up. Unlike the PG-rated U.S. trailer, this one shows the true adult nature of the film, and only shows one scene – but that’s all that is necessary to get across the plot of the movie.
Now why can’t we get trailers like that over in the U.S.? Remember how the 40-Year-Old-Virgin didn’t look all that great in the trailers and commercials, but then it was probably the funniest movie of 2006? Luckily, it did well based on word-of-mouth, but I think this movie has a good chance of being an even bigger hit. It will be hitting theaters on June 1st. I can’t wait.