Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Reviewed: Buying Knocked Up on DVD at Midnight

I missed this summer's biggest blockbuster because the Cosmos hates me. It never came to the theater in my town (or, village) and I subsequently never had the time to drive 30 minutes to the nearest theater one town (village) over to see it. Then there was that trip I took to Maine. We decided to take the ferry into Portland to watch it. Only we didn't look up the playing times, so we were 2 hours early. It was really hot and we didn't want to walk around, so we just went home.

In order to combat all this Hated by the Universe nonsense, I rushed out to get it the minute a Wal-Mart employee put it on a shelf. Only I didn't realize Halo 700 came out the same night. Wal-Mart was swarming with clich├ęs. Zitty kids in over-sized sweatshirts and baggy jeans buying cases of Mountain Dew and Doritos. I had to stand in line for over half an hour as the lady checked every kid’s ID. I don't know if you have to be 18 for Halo, but apparently you do for Knocked Up. Trust me, Cashier I Used To Go To High School With Also Known As Amy, I am well over 18 just like you.

85 stars. I don't know whether to subtract stars or add stars for the deceptive packaging. I couldn't find any widescreen editions other than the ones wrapped with Accepted, so I got both for the unbelievable rolled back price of $19.94.


Anonymous said...

How about negative 100 points for shopping at Wal-Mart. Aren't there other places that you could purchase the movie-- online-- anything?!

Madeline said...

My one comment is, really, why must you have widescreen to see Knocked Up? I mean, this isn't Legends of the Fall or something where you might miss some pretty landscape or Brad Pitt in the distance being hot. This movie is about doing it with someone stupid and suffering the consequences. In widescreen, the vag shot toward the end might show a little more thigh. Anyway, when zitty guys are buying Mountain Dew and Doritos, it means they're not in bars trying to hit on you. It is a good thing and may add a couple stars to your rating.

Madeline said...

Clearly Anonymous isn't from a small town.

Davida said...

Ha ha... that's hilarious that you took ferry all the way to see it and then were two hours early. I missed the movie, too. Glad to know I can get it now on DVD.