Show-business trade paper said of this picture in its review: "With withering reviews and word-of-mouth awaiting, Lions Gate shouldn't pin much hope on theatrical returns for this one, which will hit the videostores soon enough."
When Skip Collins (Ray Romano)'s sons pester Judy Arnolds (Famke Janssen), the book Judy is reading is "A Confederacy of Dunces" by John Kennedy Toole. A film based on one of Toole's books, The Neon Bible (1995) had been made and released about nine year's previous around just under a decade earlier.
The setting where the family reunion took place was Rhode Island in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations which is a state in the New England region of the United States of America. The place where the picture was actually filmed was in Los Angeles, California, USA.