Director Sean Anders Talks About How Own ‘Instant Family’

Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne’s comedy/drama film, Instant Family appears to be an instant hit with both critics and audiences alike. Sure, not everyone is a fan, but I suspect that people don’t actually have kids themselves. Those that do, appreciate all of the chaos and (at times) the corniness that is a part of family life. In the movie, Wahlberg and Byrne play a couple who want to start a family, but sort of feel that they are a bit old to be just starting and find themselves looking into foster care adoption and end up adopting a teen girl and her two younger siblings. Unrealistic you say? Try telling that to Sean Anders who co-wrote the script and directed the movie. He lived it. Well, mostly.

I met Anders last week to talk about Instant Family just before the film opened and my biggest question for him was how much of this film was actually based on real life. “A lot of it,” he said and then went on telling me a story about how his family came to be.

“First of all, my …

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I never really understood the appeal of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but that doesn’t mean that I’m not intrigued with the new reboot by Nickelodeon Movies coming to theaters on August 8th.

It looks like a film that won’t take itself too seriously and will be something that the whole family can enjoy. However, some are skeptical, including me, of the choice of director: Michael Bay. Sure, Bay can put together big blow-em-up pictures to screen, but he doesn’t appreciate the art of subtlety. He also doesn’t seem to understand what is appropriate for his audiences. Bay has been responsible for the Transformers movies stories, you know, stories based on a TOY. His movies contain scenes and dialogue that is not appropriate for the kids who actually play with Transformers. Hopefully, working with Nickelodeon, will help clean up his act.

Here is the basic synopsis of the film: Darkness has covered the city of New York as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have taken control of the city. Just as the night becomes its darkest, four unlikely heroes emerge…from the sewer. The film stars Megan Fox as reporter April O’Neil, Will Arnett as her cameraman and of course, the fab four, Donatello, Michelangelo, Raphael and Leonardo who all look alike except for their colored masks.

To give you an idea of what to expect, here is the first trailer:

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