Glamour: One of my biggest pet peeves is that movies today are way too long. John: That’s so awesome that the length of the movie is the first checkpoint for you. Did you ever say, "When I direct a film, I want this, this, and this?[ clocked in at an hour and 30 minutes made my day. "John: Yeah, I always try—whether it’s acting or directing—to make the most honest film [I] can. You try to tell them a story, and whether they laugh or cry is up to them.
), John just loves to gush about Emily, which makes him all the more crush-worthy.
He was on earlier this week and of course, couldn't resist telling Matt Lauer all about his lovely partner.
There’s a lot of family movies out there, and I don’t love a lot of them because I feel a little manipulated.
For me, it's about being as true and honest as I can and doing the best work [possible].
Glamour: Of all the many complex relationships in the film, which one did you most relate to?
John: Probably my relationship with the mother [played by Margo Martindale].
I was Pam, I was talking with my mother, and my heart was breaking,” writes Fischer.
“I spoke into the phone, telling her I was in love with Jim, but I couldn’t confess my feelings to him. I turned and saw him and my heart felt like it might burst out of my chest.
Women can’t have it all, disparaging voices often say, but Emily Blunt does — plus a partner who appreciates her hard work and sees how invaluable a role model she is for their two daughters.
Not even gonna pretend we’re not jealous of the kids who get to be raised by such talented, down-to-earth people.
OK, yes, he hangs out with celebrities like Jimmy Kimmel and George Clooney and is married to a movie star (that would be Emily Blunt, of course)—but he's still the down-home, charming guy fans fell in love with on (which he directs and stars in), he still manages to have the energy of a 5-year-old opening birthday presents.