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The director's reason for making the film? "I have a 12-and-a-half-year-old daughter who's beautiful, and I'm sure she's going to come home one day with some Lithuanian, Samoan, punk-rock drummer dude, and I thought if I did this movie I'd be able to work out my issues before that day comes." See more »
Right after the "NASCAR scene" in the kitchen, Theresa is shown taking off her jacket. The camera cuts to Simon, then back to Theresa and we see her taking off her jacket again. See more »
[after telling black joke and family laughing]
What are three things a black guy can't get? A black eye, a fat lip and a job.
I tell ya I'm gonna kick that boy's ass!
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The opening credits lists all names with no spaces, but with different fonts for given names and surnames. See more »
Even though the movie is corny, it still sends a message that love will prevail. Family means everything and without their support, love and consideration, life will be harder. Just knowing that your family loves you and what you love, makes facing the world that much easier.
I compare this to My Big Fat Greek Wedding in cultural attributes. There is a world out there of give and take and for the most part, I feel people have forgotten that. These two movies show that consideration and the almighty give and take are important to long-lasting relationships in any culture, religion and family.
I recommend watching this movie with an open mind, hoping to laugh, love, cry and remember how to have a healthy relationship and I hope this inspires you to have consideration for others in your world.
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