‘Knocked Up’ is Getting Some Excellent Buzz

“Knocked Up” starring Seth Rogan and Katherine Heigl is looking like it’s going to be the comedy to beat this summer. The film which was directed by Judd Apatow (he also directed “The 40-Year-Old Virgin), is said to be a bold yet delicate balance of humor that’s raunchy without being mean, sweet without being saccharine.

Here’s how good Apatow is: He even manages to make Ryan Seacrest funny, in one spectacular scene in which the ”American Idol” host takes a sledgehammer to his self-important image.

Seth Rogen, who we already knew was funny from his scene-stealing performance in ”Virgin,” emerges as an unlikely but likable leading man as Ben Stone, a goofball of a slacker-stoner who enjoys a drunken romp with Alison Scott (Katherine Heigl from ”Grey’s Anatomy” showing an unexpected knack for comedy), an up-and-coming entertainment reporter who’s way out of his league.

Eight weeks later, she realizes she’s pregnant – and, to borrow from Madonna, she’s made up her mind, she’s keeping her baby – forcing both of them to make major changes in their lives.

The film’s premise may be about a one night stand, but in all reality it’s about loyalty.