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Some acts are tough to follow. Ask Andre Agassi’s son (in around 15 years), Farhan Akthar after he made Dil Chahta Hai, Kiefer Sutherland after he completed Season 1 of 24, and so on. The weight of expectation is immense and it takes an awful lot to muster a half-decent showing in the next attempt.

Which leads me to believe that the team behind 40 Year Old Virgin needs special mention for coming up with Knocked Up. In spite of the absence of a real plot; and the abundance of crass comedy, drugs, alcohol, sex, questionable dot-com ventures and slackers with ‘vision’, there is still so much charm in the way the characters go about dealing with ‘expecting the unexpected’. The laid-back hippie setting of Los Angeles helps the mood of the film no doubt, but its the performances and the super-witty one-liners which stand out.

I remember watching FYOV (that’s right – I acronymized it) a couple of years back and guffawing to glory. Expect pretty much the same with this second act.


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