Proudly proclaiming the fact that this is from the same people who brought us The 40 Year Old Virgin this is a film that has been getting a lot of positive word of mouth. It seems like months ago that I first read about it. Of course, this may be because there was a delay between the US release and the release over here.
The story is a fairly simple one; on a drunken night out boy(Ben) meets girl(Alison) and she gets knocked up. This film is pretty much about the relationship between the two about-to-be parents as they come to terms with their new responsibilities. But along side this is the story of Pete and Debbie, Alison’s sister. They are married and have children, but still have a lot of figuring out to do as regards themselves and their relationship.
I really enjoyed this film. It has plenty of laughs, as well as being both harsh and endearing in depicting the relationships in the two couples.
It isn’t perfect though. I didn’t agree with the rave reviews of 40 Year Old Virgin, but this is better, although still not a film I’d be racing to go rewatch. Plenty to entertain though.