Michelle Pfeiffer's character is forty years old in this movie, while the actress was actually forty-seven at the time of shooting. Her co-star Paul Rudd was thirty-six in real life, although his character was twenty-nine and played the role of a teenager in the TV show inside the movie. But perhaps most unbelievable was Stacey Dash, who plays a teenager in the show within the movie, but was forty years old at the time of production.
This film sat on the shelf for a while with cast and crew wondering if/when it would ever be released. Finally, a theatrical release was agreed upon. However a day before Michelle Pfeiffer (who had already given a number of magazine interviews promoting the film) was to board a plane to begin publicity duties, it was announced that the film would only play in limited markets before going straight to DVD.
Although the time allocated to do all the graphics work (head changes etc.) was just over two weeks, it was in fact completed in just under two days thanks to new software that had just came on the market.