At the end of the movie, we still absolutely hate each other. And they came to me after a couple of takes and said, “We have this idea that at the end of the scene,” Adam was like, “maybe I’ll say to her, ‘Maybe we could’ve been friends.’ Maybe he has a moment of kindness for her.” And I was like, this isn’t !But they ended up like, “No, no, let’s do one with it,” and we ended up using it because it was a really nice moment. The script is elegantly constructed and very sharp and funny, but you’ve also got Adam, you’ve got Catherine O’Hara, Amy Poehler, Jane Lynch — you’ve got some of the best improvisational comics in the world. Zicherman: A fair amount — although, when you’re making an indie movie and you only have 24 days to shoot it, you just don’t have time.
Plus, she drops a major bombshell: She has never read the Harry Potter books!The ensuing complications are brought to life with a screwball snap by the film’s crackerjack ensemble cast, which also includes Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jessica Alba, and Scott’s fans, his stepmother. Adam, you’re credited as executive producer on the movie, which from what I understand can mean any number of things. Again, it’s just a level of commitment to the movie that we were happy to have.I talked with Scott and Zicherman about that casting decision, Scott’s work as executive producer on the movie, and how their own experiences as A. I’m sure this is the question you’re tired of, but: was it strange for you and Amy to go from playing husband and wife who love each other on to playing stepson and stepmother who hate each other here?Here are some of the biggest revelations from Amy Poehler’s AMA.Go-to meal after a long day: Well, growing up, I loved ‘All in the Family’ and I loved ‘CHEERS.’ I also loved ‘The Wire’ and ‘Law & Order.’ There are SO many good current television shows happening too! And I could watch ‘Judge Judy’ every day, all day and all night, don’t stop won’t stop.