From a reader:
They are fine. Yes, they are emotionally stunted. Yes, they are
immature. Yes, they are silly and irresponsible and drug addicts.
But they really love each other. Despite the teasing, joking, pushing,
they know and understand that what today’s men need the most is male
bonding: to bring back the elements of civil society, like the masons,
which allow men some time away from families which they love (and
obviously, Ben loves Allison, just as Ben’s father truly loves him).
In fact, the boys in Knocked Up are the antidote to the Christina Hoff
Sommers’ and the War on Boys: they’re dangerous, and live outside of
the feminized world of academia. They’re all winners, thanks to their
strong fraternal connections, and when it comes time, each of them
will do as Ben does, become responsible members of society while
maintaining their connection to their compatriots.
I’d say that the film well represents the connections between many 20
something year old men, and that it demonstrates the deepest non
homosexual, meaningful relationship between men since Sam and Frodo in
Return of the King.