The other night, I was lucky enough to catch a super-early screening of Knocked Up, comedy wiz Judd Apatow’s followup to The 40-Year-Old Virgin. Yay (for me). Now, I don’t want to steal the thunder of EW’s critics, and I don’t want to spoil the fun, and I certainly don’t want to go on the record about a June 1st release that, from what I was told, isn’t necessarily finished yet. So I’ll keep my opinion and important details of the film to myself.
What I will say, however, is that there’s plenty to look forward to in this comedy about a beefy stoner (Freaks and Geeks‘ Seth Rogen) who has a one night stand gone slightly awry with a smart and beautiful entertainment reporter (Grey’s Anatomy‘s Katherine Heigl). Like T40YOV, this flick is filled with bawdy laughs, more naughty words than Jack Valenti would ever want to count, plenty of back-slappin’ bro humor, and a surprising dose of sweetness. It also stands to be a breakout project for Apatow regular Rogen and, particuarly, Heigl, who replaced the movie’s original leading lady, Anne Hathaway. Until now, the buxom blonde has been a regular in televised dramas like Roswell and in written literature like Maxim. But having seen Knocked Up, I’m starting to think that she might just have what it takes to make it as a leading lady on the big screen. Your thoughts on the matter, PopWatchers?