Starring Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl, Paul Rudd, Jason Segel, Leslie Mann, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Martin Starr, Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, Harold Ramis, Craig Robinson, Ken Jeong
(7-Very Good Film)
Funny. Appealing. Overlong.
Kind intelligent television journalist, Alison (Heigl), becomes pregnant after a one-night stand with ultra-slacker, Ben (Rogen). Giving him a chance to be a part of the process, she finds that she actually likes him, but he’s too immature to trust. Heigl and Rogen are likable if improbable pair, but the film’s really made by the extensive supporting cast, each with their moments, all the way down to Craig Robinson in a 2-minute scene as a discerning doorman. Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd play Alison’s sister and brother-in-law, and Jason Segel, Martin Starr, Jonah Hill, and Jay Baruchel play Ben’s hilarious crew of slacker roommates. Despite a heavy dose of crude humor, Knocked Up is ultimately a very sweet film.
-Walter Tyrone Howard-