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'Knocked Up': Family Values Disguised as a Guy Flick

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'Knocked Up': Family Values Disguised as a Guy Flick

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'Knocked Up': Family Values Disguised as a Guy Flick

'Knocked Up': Family Values Disguised as a Guy Flick

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The premise of Knocked Up is as blunt — as basic — as its title: An attractive and newly successful TV correspondent becomes pregnant after a drunken one-night stand with Ben, who's not just unsuitable but an unholy monument to self-indulgence. Judd Apatow's film is conventional, even conservative, but somehow it plays like one of the hippest movies ever made.