“I’m very thankful to the firefighters [so] that we escaped fire damage,” he said before the film, starring Ed Helms and Owen Wilson, screened.
For “Father Figures” screenwriter Justin Malen, the premiere culminated close to a decade of work. He recalls that part of the original story was inspired by his grandmother taking him to see “Basic Instinct” in 1992.
“She would only see R-rated movies because any other movie would eventually wind up free on television,” Malen said. “A lot of the idea for this movie was me looking at old photos of my parents and realizing that things were not as