The South by Southwest Festival wraps this weekend. It appears that Judd Apatow's "Knocked Up" the follow up to his "The 40 Year Old Virgin" is a hit. The Toronto Star asks, "Is Up Knocked Up the Gen-Xers 'The Big Chill'?"
Writes Joe Leydon from Variety, ""Knocked Up" is uproarious. Line for line, minute to minute, writer-director Judd Apatow's latest effort is more explosively funny, more frequently, than nearly any other major studio release in recent memory. Indeed, even more than the filmmaker's smash-hit sleeper "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," his new pic is bound to generate repeat business among ticketbuyers who'll want to savor certain scenes and situations again and again, if only to memorize punchlines worth sharing with buddies. Currently set for a June 1 release, this hugely commercial comedy likely will remain in megaplexes throughout the summer and, possibly, into the fall."