Twelve year old Marcus Brewer lives with his chronically depressed single mother, Fiona Brewer. Both Fiona and Marcus beat to their own respective drummers. Marcus will do whatever he can to make his depressed mother happy, even if it causes himself grief. As such, he realizes that he is perceived as different than most kids, as even the self-professed weird kids don’t want to hang out with him as he is the target of bullying. Part of the taunts against him are the fact that he sings and speaks to himself without even realizing that he is doing it. Meanwhile, thirty-eight year old Will Freeman is a slacker who has lived comfortably off the royalties of a song written by his deceased father, and as such has never had to work a day in his life. He is a solitary man who places himself as the first and only priority in life. He comes across the idea that dating single moms meets his selfish carnal needs… –IMDb
Christopher John “Chris” Weitz (born November 30, 1969) is an American producer, writer, director and actor. He is best known for his work with his brother, Paul Weitz, on the comedy films American Pie and About a Boy, as well as directing the film adaptation of the novel The Golden Compass and the film adaptation of New Moon from the series of Twilight books. His most recent film is A Better Life.
Weitz was born in New York City, New York, the son of actress Susan Kohner and Berlin-born novelist/fashion designer John Weitz (born Hans Werner Weitz). His brother is filmmaker Paul Weitz. He is the grandson of Bohemia-born producer Paul Kohner and Mexican actress Lupita Tovar on his maternal side. His grandmother, Lupita, starred in Santa, Mexico’s first talkie, in 1932.
Weitz’s father and maternal grandfather were Jewish, and his maternal grandmother was Catholic; he was raised in a “nonreligious” household. He has also described himself as a “lapsed… read more
Paul John Weitz (born November 19, 1965) is an American film producer, screenwriter, actor, and film director. He is the brother of filmmaker Chris Weitz.
Weitz was born in New York City, New York. He is son of the actress Susan Kohner and Berlin-born novelist/fashion designer John Weitz (born Hans Werner Weitz), and the grandson of Bohemia-born producer Paul Kohner and Mexican actress Lupita Tovar. His father, and maternal grandfather, were Jewish, and his maternal grandmother was Catholic; he was raised in a “nonreligious” household.
Growing up in New York City, he attended The Allen-Stevenson School and later Collegiate. Then, he graduated from Wesleyan University, where he wrote the play Mango Tea. The play was performed off-Broadway.
Weitz first achieved mainstream success by directing American Pie with his brother Chris. He then co-directed 2002’s About a Boy, an adaption of Nick Hornby’s novel which was Weitz’s greatest critical success and earned him and… read more