'Believe it or not, [I get recognized for] a movie that nobody saw but became a cult: Sorority Boys,' he said, referring to the 2002 film in which he pretends to be a girl to infiltrate a sorority house. ''I never really went to church, I'm kind of a Jew,' he told Entertainment Weekly in San Diego. I just had no real experience with church and religion, and that was sort of like the character Buddy.
From writer/director Michael Rosenbaum, Back in the Day is a raunchy comedy with heart that tells the story of Jim Owens (Rosenbaum), an aspiring actor in Hollywood who decides to go back home to Indiana for his high school reunion. ” So then, I started writing and I got to sell a few things. You’ve always gotta look at the little things, and the accomplishments in life. You have a script and you tell the story, the easiest way possible. There are movies where you need to do big things, and they’re called action movies. We shot driving scenes, stunt scenes, a wedding, a reunion with 12 actors and at least eight days of it, a wiffle ball scene and a BBQ. I was a first-time director, and it was pilot season. Nick’s character is based on a guy who used to ump our wiffle ball games. They were all loosely based on different people, for the most part.
Reliving the glory days with his now-married friends, he encounters an old flame (Morena Baccarin) and wonders what could have been, had he chosen a different path in life. MICHAEL ROSENBAUM: I was on Smallville and I had a lot of free time on my hands, sitting around on the set, and my friend was like, “You need to write.” Carrie Fisher, who’s a friend of mine, said, “Just write stuff. While I was at Smallville, I was like, “Why don’t I take the opportunity to direct an episode? The best direction I got was from Jason Reitman and James Gunn. Get a variety of performances, so that you have something to cut, if you don’t like it.” To me, it’s really about performance and telling the story. I knew that the characters were going to be good and that they were going to be believable, I just didn’t know how the movie was going to turn out. But for a comedy, you’ve just gotta tell the story. We had 20 days to shoot the movie and a million bucks. We shot in the middle of nowhere with no tax credit and no overtime. There were a lot of big group scenes, and that’s very difficult. I just hoped that weather permitted and that Lady Luck was on our side. I had no idea how I was going to get people out to the middle of nowhere, where I grew up, to shoot this movie. We didn’t have enough money to get through the days, but we did it. So, I knew Nick would play Freeman, I knew Harland would play Skunk, and I knew [Jay R.] Ferguson would play the fiancé.
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” So, I wrote a whole bunch of short stories about growing up, and then I gave it to her. ,” and I was like, “Yeah.” She said, “You need to write this. ” And then, I directed a short, produced another short, and wrote this and that. But, I felt that I really got great performances, and I thought, “Okay, I can do this.” We had nobody. A lot of times, people think directing is how you can move a camera and how you can make big explosions. Did you think about that while you were writing it, at all? You have to go, “Okay, I want to do a stunt scene driving.” I wrote this scene where a truck jumps off into the cornfield and busts through a billboard that’s my face with a big thumbs up, but I couldn’t afford that. I love them, but I didn’t want this to just show at a small theater. It seems like a movie like this would have a lot of improvisation, but when you’re on such a tight schedule with such a tight budget, can you even allow for that? It would be a disservice to not let these gifts in the improvisational world not to improvise.
Then, I decided that I was going to direct a movie. It was loosely based on a lot of stories that happened when I was growing up. I wanted people to go, “This looks like it could be a studio movie.” And I give that credit to my D. As little time as we had, I always said, “Take one, say it how it’s written.
I’ve seen a lot of people do it who can’t, and I’ve seen a lot of people who really can, so I decided to give it a shot. Somehow you get a movie made, which is a miracle, on its own. Did directing an episode of Smallville really help you with directing a movie? But, you’ve gotta remember that Smallville had millions of dollars in the budget, an infrastructure, a special effects department, a stunt department, a make-up department, and a hair department. Once we get that, let’s play with it.” And I’m acting in those scenes, too.
Once again, Kelly Brook is single and ready to mingle.
And, as she spent the day playing baseball with hunky Smallville star Michael Rosenbaum, she was seemingly unphased by the break-up.