20. The Classic “Perfect Date” Line Has Special Significance
Every 12 months on April 25, memes pop as much as rejoice the movie’s beloved quote from Miss Rhode Island about the “perfect date,” which she mistakenly interprets as her favourite day on the calendar relatively than her splendid romantic outing. As it seems, screenwriter Marc Lawrence wrote the line, however Donald tweaked it by altering the date to his personal spouse’s birthday.
“I just said, ‘Could it be April 25th? That’s my wife’s birthday,'” the director revealed. “So I’m very happy that each year on her birthday, there are all these memes going about.”
21. Getting the Last Laugh
Donald mentioned he deliberately contains further scenes in early cuts of his movies, simply in case something pops with audiences that he wasn’t anticipating, so critics are by no means invited to these screenings. But, the director remembered, movie blogger Harry Knowles snuck into a check screening and “gave it the most scathing, worst review of any movie ever, including calling me out for having personally ruined Sandy Bullock’s career.”
Luckily, the studio seemed to be unfazed by the early detrimental buzz, and finally the movie was nonetheless a hit, grossing $212 million worldwide from a funds of $45 million. “The only thing I can say,” Donald mentioned, “is that I’m sure glad the movie went on to be a huge success and kind of a classic comedy, earning big bucks, so that I can kind of gently flip my finger at that review and go, ‘Heh, heh!'”