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Improvisation was encouraged during filming. One such case was the line: "This corn is like an angel." You can see Allison Pill's (Jane) stoic expression turn into a failed attempt to hold back a grin. The outtakes show that the entire cast soon burst out laughing.
The movie was filmed in an actual house in Rhode Island, where the cast spent a great deal of time bonding and rehearsing before filming began.
Largely based on co-writer Pierce Gardner's personal experiences on years going to summer vacations at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware with his wife's extended family.
The duet that Frank Wood and his wife perform in the family talent show is "La ci darem la mano" from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "Don Giovanni". The duet is a seduction scene in which Don Giovanni convinces Zerlina to leave her fiancé.
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In Poland, the film was not only released two years after its world premiere, but also the title was changed completely ("Ja cie kocham a ty z nim" - roughly "I love and you are with him") in order to be similar to the Polish title of another movie, namely While You Were Sleeping (1995) ("Ja cie kocham a ty spisz").
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In one scene, Marie can be seen wearing a sweatshirt which says "Oak Park" on the front. John Mahoney has lived in Oak Park, IL for many years.
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Producers recruited some local children to play Dan's young nieces and nephews.
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Amy Ryan (Eileen) would turn to be Steve Carell's (Dan) future girlfriend in the TV Series The Office (2005-2013). Furthermore, another The Office star's, John Krasinski's, real life (then soon-to-be) wife, Emily Blunt (Ruthie "Pigface" Draper) is Carell's date in the double date scene.
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Some trailers of the film in other countries features the song "Dickhead" by Kate Nash.
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When Steve Carell's character (Dan) signs his book for his brother Dane cook he rights good luck in the cover, which is a reference to his previous movie Good luck chuck
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Steve Carrell was not considered for an Oscar for his performance.
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Lucas HedgesPeter Hedges' son dances with Dan's youngest daughter, Lilly, at the wedding.
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