Seth Rogen was terrific in "40 year-old Virgin"... here, he plays Ben, a stoner who's greatest ambitions in life, he has achieved: living with his buddies and not doing much more but getting high once in a while. The relationship between characters is what matters in this movie, as Apatow shoots both main characters' VERY different lifestyles. Seth Rogen is a disorganized "bum", a somewhat irresponsible man-child while Catherine Heigl is the exact opposite: she has a good job, lives next to her sister and has a stable life. During the movie, both characters try their hardest (or easiest) to deal with the "knocked up" situation and evolve through it...
Touching, sweet, funny, it is a movie that had me right after having seen "40 year-old Virgin"... Apatow's movies sometimes seem to mature nicely enough (not Funny People, thanks Adam Sandler) and have characters living to either help each other or find a solution, or else. Rarely do you ever see a character insulting another one for the fun of it, or having a "bad" one acting to plot something evil for the sake of it. Apatows has many great aces up his sleeve and Knocked Up is a special one for me. Anyone who enjoyed "Virgin" and "This is 40" will most probably like this one.
Special features seem to be the same as the 2-disc DVD once had a few years ago, so most of it consist of improv moments (Apatow's forte), deleted scenes, gag reels, line o rama, etc.
This is all good times in Apatow-Land.