It was great. In fact, it went over so well at SXSW, with so many consistent laughs, that I’m convinced I only heard half the movie, because everyone laughed over practically every second sentence. Apatow, Rogen and Heigl were NOT in attendance at the screening, which made me sad, but Paul Rudd, Jonah Hill and “Freaks and Geeks” alum Martin Starr were. And don’t worry, the review will be on the site soon. Don got the honors after a coin flip (Pete, Don and I all felt pretty much the same, and were going to give the same star rating, so a coin flip to see who got to give the official praise seemed the fairest thing to do).
Seems everyone who attended SXSW was at the screening too, or at least everyone I’d been talking to over the last few days. The highlight for me came after the film, at the Austin Chronicle party, when I got to see Loudon Wainwright III play a live show (as he has new music on, and mostly composed the score for, the “Knocked Up” soundtrack). I’m a big fan of Loudon, and he’s an amazing performer. He got pissed and bitter over all the people talking at the food line and by the bar while he played for a smaller contingent up front, and it made for some fun stage banter.
After Loudon’s set, I cut out. Too much to do, and I don’t think any night of partying could possibly reach the level of insanity that happened at the previous night’s Film Threat / Red Bull bash. Telling you, as soon as I get some pics, they will go up, as embarassing as they no doubt will be.