I also remember that I was always like, "what do I do for dinner?
" I was a newlywed and we had one car and my wife was using it.
That's when it really became evident that people responded to this movie.
When [Lafawnduh and Kip] get married, the wedding scene -- girl, that's my mama in there! The wedding dress was a current wedding dress in the store!
My mama, one of my sisters and my two younger brothers. On their reactions to the movie becoming a hit: Jon Heder: There was never a point [we thought it would be a hit], it was such a slow burn.
Jon Gries (Uncle Rico): I think there's a universal truth in Uncle Rico. Even though he's kind of a bad guy, the fact is there's a sense of being a couple of steps away from something he really believed he could've done.
I think that we all share that in one way or another.