All my life, I've been pretty monogamous. Sure, I've had a handful of romantic relationships, but the shortest serious relationship I ever had lasted a couple of years. I'm a long-term sorta guy, I suppose. I never even had a one night stand.
Unlike Ben Stone, who had himself a doozy.
It's not that I'm against a wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am sorta evening. In fact, during some parts of my youth I envied friends who had the sort of luck which permitted that sort of thing to occur. Even if given the chance, though, I would have walked away from a one night stand. I was too scared of the consequences, too fearful of the life-changing possibilities.
Unlike Ben Stone, whose doozy caused his life to be flipped on it's ear.
Knocked Up, which tells the story of the pot-smoking, unemployed uber-slacker forced to grow up, is equal parts raunch and sweetness. And that's mainly due to Seth Rogen, who plays Stone.
The movie is well written, paced perfectly with subtle and not so subtle jokes and is well acted. It's a true breakout role for Rogen, who seems to have that Will Ferrell charm and wit. While watching the movie, I'd sometimes realize that, even though I wasn't laughing out loud, I still had a "ain't that cute" sorta smile on my face while watching this guy.
It's a testament to this guy's ability to make us like him, even while we are laughing at him. Rogen's got a huge future, if he picks the parts right.