In an effort to prevent family history from repeating itself, meddlesome mom Daphne Wilder (Diane Keaton) attempts to set up her youngest daughter, Milly (Mandy Moore), with Mr. Right. Meanwhile, her other daughters (Lauren Graham and Piper Perabo) try to keep their mom’s good intentions under control. Tom Everett Scott, Colin Ferguson and Gabriel Macht also star in director Michael Lehmann’s multigenerational mother-daughter comedy.
After rising to fame in a series of hit Woody Allen comedies, Diane Keaton went on to enjoy a successful film career both as an actress and as a director. Born Diane Hall on January 5, 1946, in Los Angeles, she studied acting at Manhattan’s Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theater and in 1968 understudied in Hair. On Broadway she met actor/director Allen and appeared in his 1969 stage hit Play It Again, Sam. In 1970, Keaton made her film debut in the comedy Lovers and Other Strangers and rose to fame as the paramour of Al Pacino’s Michael Corleone in the 1972 blockbuster The Godfather. That same year, she and Allen — with whom Keaton had become romantically involved offscreen — reprised Play It Again, Sam for the cameras, and in 1973 he directed her in Sleeper. The Godfather Part II followed, as did Allen’s Love and Death. All of these films enjoyed great success, and Keaton stood on the verge of becoming a major star;… read more
Michael Stephen Lehmann (born March 30, 1957) is an American film and television director.
Early life and career
Lehmann attended Columbia University. His first job in the film industry was answering phones at Francis Ford Coppola’s American Zoetrope film company. Later he supervised cameras on films that included 1983’s The Outsiders. Lehmann attended film school at the USC School of Cinematic Arts and graduated in 1985. While at USC he made a student film, Beaver Gets a Boner, the title of which he believes helped get the attention of film executives who would later hire him.
Lehmann is probably most noted for directing the black comedy Heathers. He also directed 40 Days and 40 Nights, The Truth About Cats & Dogs, Hudson Hawk, Meet the Applegates, Airheads and Because I Said So.
Lehmann directed his first television commercial via the Leo Burnett Company in June 1996 for McDonald’s. Lehmann also directs for television, and has worked on the short lived… read more