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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 8

Coca-Cola is Created

On this day in 1886, Coca-Cola was created by John S. Pemberton and it was served at Jacob’s Pharmacy in Atlanta, Georgia. Initially, the beverage was sold as a medicine and it sold for five cents a glass. According to the company, nine drinks a day were served that first year. It was during this time that some believed that carbonated water was good for your health. Meanwhile, Pemberton claimed that the tonic cured numerous diseases including morphine addiction, dyspepsia, neurasthenia, headache, and impotence. Frank Robinson, the company’s accountant, was responsible for calling the drink “Coca-Cola” and thought that the two “C’s” would look well in advertising. The very first newspaper ad for the product described the beverage as “Delicious and Refreshing Beverage.”


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