Knocked Up and the Abortion Debate
Writer – director Judd Apatow’s funny new comedy, “Knocked Up,” about a slacker guy who gets a talented and beautiful woman pregnant after a drunken one night stand and then decides to raise the baby with her, has been getting a lot of press lately. It’s a very funny movie, raunchy at times, but also strangely endearing.
(You may know Apatow’s sense of humor and style of directing from the brilliant though short-lived TV series “Freaks and Geeks,” or from 2005’s, “The Forty Year Old Virgin.”)
Interestingly, “Knocked Up,” has taken some heat for its premise. Apparently, the idea that a beautiful, talented, upper-middle class woman, would choose to parent rather than to have an abortion is somewhat controversial, even in a comedy.