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Anne Fletcher

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3. Anne Fletcher makes broad comedies

If you like to cluck at physical humor from big stars, check out Anne Fletcher’s movies. 2009’s The Proposal, starring Sandra Bullock, was hilarious, as was 2012’s The Guilt Trip, starring Seth Rogen and Barbra Streisand. Fletcher just recently announced she’ll also be directing Enchanted 2, a sequel to the film that starred Amy Adams.

About making big, silly comedies, Fletcher said, “Sometimes you just shoot really big stuff, make it really over the top, and then you do a little less than that, and when you’re in the editing room, you go, how far can we go with this? How much do we want to pull back? Once you’ve got all of the pieces, you just find your rhythm in the editing room, and then what I like to do is have a handful of friends and family screenings to see and feel how the movie is playing.”

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