About My Father: A Hilarious, Heartwarming Journey Through Family, Culture, and Collaboration with Sebastian Maniscalco, Robert De Niro, and Cast
If you're looking for a heartwarming, hilarious, and relatable film to watch with your family, look no further than About My Father. In this episode of Pop Culture Weekly with Kyle McMahon, we go behind the scenes of the film with the incredibly talented cast and crew, including Sebastian Maniscalco, Robert De Niro, Leslie Bibb, Kim Cattrall, David Rasche, Anders Holme, Brett Dier and director Laura Terruso. We explore the powerful chemistry among the actors, the relatable themes of family and culture clashes and how Sebastian's real-life experiences with his Sicilian immigrant father Salvo inspired the story.
About My Father centers around Sebastian (Sebastian Maniscalco) and his relationship with his father Salvo (Robert De Niro) as Sebastian proposes to his girlfriend (Leslie Bibb) when she invites Salvo to meet her country club family. About My Father is a great example of what a good comedy film should be: funny, heartwarming, touching with soul and heart. The cast is top-notch, with each actor bringing their unique talents to the screen. The relatable themes of family and culture clashes will resonate with audiences as they watch the story unfold.
In this episode of Pop Culture Weekly, Sebastian Maniscalco and Robert De Niro share how they came to collaborate on this passion project and the responsibility they felt in portraying characters based on real people, Sebastian being himself and De Niro playing Sebastian's real life father Salvo. They discuss the film's universal appeal and the importance of authenticity and empathy in storytelling. Furthermore, they delve into the inspiration behind the film and how it allowed them to live their own American dream.
The cast chemistry in About My Father is undeniable as you feel like in many ways that you're watching a real family. I asked the actors about that very fact and they discussed how they felt like a family on set and the responsibility they had to portray characters based on real people. They also share their favorite moments while filming, and how the experience resonated with them personally.
In addition to the talented cast, director Laura Terruso plays a significant role in bringing the story to life. She shares her connection to the film, as her mother is also a Sicilian immigrant. Terruso discusses the importance of authenticity and truth in storytelling, and how About My Father allowed her and Sebastian to live their American dream.
About My Father is a film that will make you laugh, cry and appreciate the close relationships in your own life. The incredible cast and crew have created a cinematic love letter to family that is not to be missed. So, gather your loved ones and head to the theater for a heartwarming and hilarious journey through family, culture, and collaboration in About My Father.