i recently saw the film, Paris, je t'aime. it is beautiful. i loved this film so very much. shot entirely in paris, it consists of 18 short films, all directed by different people, each about a different love story. if you get the chance, see it. see it see it see it. it will make you happy and it will make you laugh and it will make you cry and it will remind you how lovely and sweet life can be.
and then, this weekend i saw the movie knocked up. it whole-heartedly earns its 'r' rating with endless crude jokes (although hilarious), some serious marijuana smoking, very adult situations and baaad language. but, at the same time, it is rare to find a comedy that so brilliantly combines geek humor with chick flick heart. the characters and situations in this movie are so real. and i have not laughed this hard for ages. so, if you can handle the edginess of the film, i very highly recommend it. it is hilarious and sweet at the same time.
and, i must add, that i loved the female role in the film. katherine heigl plays alison, a gorgeous and very successful single women who finds herself pregnant after a one night stand. you might predict that if a women with a promising career found herself in this situation she would take the abortion route, not wanting to ruin her career, her freedom, her body. but, alison opts to keep the baby, sacrificing all that she has worked for for the more important, albeit wildly unexpected turn that her life has taken. and she chooses not only to keep her baby, but to also try and make it work with the guy. she faces her mistakes and sets about making things right.
the end of the film is more heart warming and sweet than you could even imagine. so, i give knocked up: 5 gold stars, 2 thumbs up, 7 plastic trophy's.