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Director Sean Anders Talks About His Own ‘Instant Family’

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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 …

This Day in Pop Culture for May 4

Star Wars Day is held on May 4.

May the Fourth Be With You

Sci-fi fans are well aware that May 4 is considered a non-official holiday for Star Wars. Star Wars Day is always held on May the 4th (which sounds a lot like the phrase, “May the force…”) and its first sanctioned event took place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at the Toronto Underground Cinema. Original events included trivia contests, costume contests, tribute films and more. Disney Parks jumped on the bandwagon in 2013. The parks that feature the attraction, Star Tours, hold special events throughout the day and/or weekend.


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