Fear The Big Chill backlash. Now that knocking off the classic has become popular, with ensemble, one-house comedies being churned out faster than sequels to American Kickboxer, it's easy to forget the film that started it all. That would be a mistake. While the story doesn't carry as much grit as it did in 1983 -- surrogate pregnancy and drug use being the hot topics here -- it's still a lot of fun and it's the best example of The Ensemble as star that you'll find in American cinema. Still, if I hear "Joy to the World" one more time, I just might kill somebody...