If you want to see the best comedy of the year, go see Knocked Up, because it will make you laugh. Period. However, the movie’s best attribute is not that it will have you laughing the entire time, it is its ability to make you laugh in a plethora of ways. It has awkward humor, witty humor, childish humor, sarcastic humor, and yes, raunchy humor. It does all of this while maintaining a coherent story line with believable and likeable characters, and even has a good message.
It’s a story of a guy who, with a perfect set of circumstances, gets really lucky with a girl who is way out of his league. His luck runs out though when he finds out she is pregnant. From there on out we watch their struggle to ‘make it work’ unfold over nine months of awkward moments, fights, and self-realization.
The real key to this movie, aside from the hilarious script, was Seth Rogen. I’m not sure anyone else could made the character so likeable, pathetic, frustrating, and ultimately believable as he did. You can tell an actor did a good job when you can imagine them acting the exact same way in real life. The only beef I have with this movie is Leslie Mann’s character, the ‘knocked up’ girl’s sister. Every time she talked it was like nails on a chalkboard.
Bottom line, if you want to laugh your ass off, go see this movie. Just don’t see it with a family member. (You’ll know what I mean afterward.)