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I apologize for the delay in this review.  I did see the movie the day it came out but was busy and didn’t get time to write the review.  Last week I was on vacation with no computer so I have just been getting back into the routine.  Anyway here we go.

In Judd Apatow’s latest movie he follow the lives of Ben Stone (Seth Rogen) and Alison Scott (Katherine Heigl) until they meet up at a nightclub and have what was supposed to just a one-night-stand.  Alison turns out to be pregnant and alerts Ben of what has happened, the movie then follows their troubles and successes during their attempts to try and make things work between them while also getting ready for the birth of their child.

This movie was filled with laughs from the first minute until the last.  What made this movie so funny to me was the fact that a lot of the jokes were very natural, they did not seem forced.  Some of the funniest parts happened almost in passing in small talk between the characters, not unlike any group of friends just hanging out and joking around.  Apatow has the rare ability to make a hilarious movie while at the same time telling a great story.  Like his previous movie, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Apatow has us laughing almost every minute yet when the movie is over we realized we have just seen a great movie at the same time.

The secondary characters are great.  Alison’s sister, played perfectly by Leslie Mann, and her husband played by Paul Rudd, add a lot of humor to this movie.  I never noticed the comic abilities of Mann until this movie but she was one of the best parts of the film.  Rudd also has come through as a true comic star.  The Freaks and Geeks/Undeclared gang were featured in this film as Ben’s roomates.  New star Jonah Hill, who I will see anything he’s in, delivered some of the film’s great lines.  His awkwardness and delivery make the most unfunny line seem humorous.

Overall Knocked Up constantly delivers laughs and in the end turns out to be another great movie by Judd Apatow.

Grade: A

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