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‘Like Father’: How Filmmaker Lauren Miller Rogen Used Her Own Family Heartbreak to Make a Charming Netflix Dramedy

‘Like Father’: How Filmmaker Lauren Miller Rogen Used Her Own Family Heartbreak to Make a Charming Netflix Dramedy

Lauren Miller Rogen had big plans in 2012. Her first feature, “For a Good Time, Call…,” written alongside her college roommate Katie Anne Naylon and loosely based on the pair’s own adventures, debuted at Sundance and was subsequently bought by Focus Features for a summer release, establishing her as a major talent to watch. She was ready to move onto the next stage of her career and direct a feature.

Then, life got in the way: Her mother had just been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s, and the disease was advanced enough that Miller Rogen and her husband, fellow actor and filmmaker Seth Rogen, moved her parents to Los Angeles to be closer. Two weeks later, Miller Rogen left for the press tour for “For a Good Time, Call…” It was an understandably “emotional time” for her, she said in a recent interview. The experience provided an emotional foundation for

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