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Director: Judd Apatow
Starring: Seth Rogan, Katherine Heigl, Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Jason Segel, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, Martin Starr.
Judd Aptow, the mind behind “The 40 year Old Virgin” brings us another story about a guy who has no luck with women, getting lucky with a woman, but when this luck turns into an unplanned pregnancy with a woman he barely knows, the story really starts. It has some laughs and some good dramatic scenes, but really pushes the taste boundaries with very crude language (beyond most movies of this genre) and some pretty graphic visuals. Still, a decent flick overall thanks to quality performances and a decent script.
Katherine Heigl is Alison Scott, an ETV producer out to celebrate her promotion when she meets Ben Stone (Seth Rogan), a funny, but rather unattractive, unemployed loser. Still, through the wonders of alcohol, Ben gets the night of his dreams, followed eight weeks later by the phone call of his nightmares. His one night stand is pregnant (Are we paying attention, kids? It can happen to you.). He is gallant and supportive and the two of them decide to get to know each other and see if a relationship could come out of this awkward situation. Watching all this are Ben’s buddies, who supply alot of the humor here, along with Alison’s sister (played by Leslie Mann, who is Judd Aptow’s wife), and her husband who provide the window into married family life.
An ordinary guy leaps for the clouds and tries to win the heart of a model-quality beauty. Its an old story, but one we never really get tired of. This is not as funny as some others, but still gives a few giggles and tells a pretty good tale. Its worth seeing, but be warned it falls somewhere between a teen sex comedy and a touching chick flick, and you will probably not remember the title two weeks after you see it.