Director Sean Anders Talks About His 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 …

Learn the Mann's Secrets of Marriage in New Book

David and Tamela Mann
David and Tamela Mann (TKO Publicity)
A native of Texas, David Mann masterfully showcases his God-given talents in comedy, song and acting. His wife Tamela is a Grammy Award-winning singer. Together, they star in the TV comedy series Mann & Wife and docu-series, The Manns (Bounce TV). They are celebrating their 30-year love story with the release of their new memoir, Us Against the World: Our Secrets to Love, Marriage, and Family.

With a relationship spanning more than 30 years, David and Tamela are just as, if not more than, happily in love as they were in the early days of life together. In their new book, the superstar couple who has delighted and inspired audiences through music, plays, movies, and television series, the Mann.s candidly share a wonderfully inspiring, funny, and up-close look at their lives while offering hope and practical advice for building a strong relationship, marriage and family.

"Us Against the World"
“We’ve always been transparent about our relationship and family with fans. In our first book we’ll tell our whole story and share our secrets to a successful marriage,” said David. “Our marriage is a top priority and our greatest accomplishment. We’re excited to share what we’ve learned about doing life together as a couple and how to fully love your spouse,” said Tamela.

Highlights of Us Against the World include:
• Shares tips to help couples grow in love and commitment to each other.
• No holds-barred honesty gives hope, no matter how difficult things may be.
• Insight into how two successful people built careers and a family together.
• Lays out how to experience true unity and fulfillment in marriage.
• Offers encouragement that though blending a family is difficult, it is possible.

Us Against the World will hit store shelves on November 13, 2018.

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