Continuing the theme of watching pregnancy-related movies, yesterday I rented Knocked Up, with my new favorite actress Katherine Heigl and the always adorable Paul Rudd. This movie is brilliant and I highly recommend it, for those expecting and those not! Its storyline (in a little bit like Juno's) is not entirely realistic, in that Alison, beautiful and successful, has a one-night stand with Ben, a complete stoner, gets pregnant, and decides to keep the baby. Despite their differences and all the roadblocks to a happy ending, Alison and Ben work together to build a foundation for the baby, with utterly hysterical results. I laughed out loud throughout the film and particularly loved Debbie, Alison's wacky sister (Debbie's response when Alison tells her she's not going to tell her work: "Are you the lady who doesn't realize she's pregnant until she's sitting on the toilet and the kid pops out?"); the scene outside the nightclub where the bouncer tells Debbie that she and Alison can't come in because Debbie's too old and Alison is pregnant; the assistant at E!, who was brilliant in her subtlely open animosity toward Alison; and gradually I even grew to love Ben's loser friends.
Yes, Knocked Up is goofy, and vulgar at times, but it's also really sweet, the characters are perfectly cast, and the dialogue is funny. Definitely think this is a winner and recommend a viewing!