As if it wasn't mortifying enough to have to face their friends, Jay and Annie
also come to realize that their entire future may be at risk. Annie's pastime -
recording her thoughts as a wife and mother on her blog - could be about to hit
the big time if the multinational toy company Piper Brothers decides to purchase
it. The decision rests with the mild-mannered, family-values CEO, Hank
Rosenbaum, who's supposed to be reviewing the blog this weekend on an iPad that
Annie has graciously supplied.
"In their madness, Jay and Annie rush out the door in the hysteria of 'How do we
get this thing back?'" Diaz explains. "They show up on Hank's doorstep, without
any plan or explanation of why they're there - they just need to find that iPad."
And Annie and Jay will stop at nothing to find it. "So while Jay is ransacking
my house," says Rob Lowe, who plays Hank, "Hank co-opts Annie into his very
surprising and unbelievably bizarre world that no one, including she, would ever
see coming-which is why I wanted to play this character, along with the fact
that the script made me laugh out loud. I didn't want to play an uber-smoothie,
good-looking CEO charm bomb; that's been done. Instead, I'd describe Hank as
'hail fellow well met' - a Silicon Valley power dweeb with a secret. When he
reveals to Annie who he really is and what he's really aboutâ€¦ that moment really
made me laugh; it's everything I look for in a part."
"Hank could have been a more brash and aggressive character, but Rob did
something unexpected and made him into this upbeat, spirited guy with a really
complex life who and is, ah, dealing with some issues," says Diaz. "He has a
buoyancy that Annie understands and is drawn to-they have an amazing night
"Rob is just hilarious in this movie," says Kasdan. "He saw a way into the part
that was just inspired. He plays Hank as an inspirational CEO type, a guy whose
entire presentation is designed to impress shareholders. He speaks very
eloquently about the values and mission of his very wholesome, All-American
company - a family brand-- and he tries to project that image himself. And he's
in the process of deciding whether or not to buy Annie's mommy blog. So, he's
not the guy you want to have your sex tape."
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