Knocked Up Movie Analysis

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Gender roles and stereotypes are commonly known throughout society and continuously demonstrated as film as well. Through the work of director Judd Apatow, we can compare these stereotypes to the portrayal of gender in Knocked Up and identify how this film pokes fun at gender stereotypes. As we watch this film and follow the story line of Allison and Ben, we can see how Apatow reversed the gender roles of the two lead characters, Ben and Allison and how this effected the films meaning.
In romantic, geek centered comedies such as “Knocked Up”, the roles of men and women are often reversed. According to societal expectations, the men are the ones who go off to work, make good money and lead overall very successful lives. Men are seen as go-getters
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