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Hallie Meyers-Shyer knows you'll compare her to her mother, Nancy — and she's cool with it

Hallie Meyers-Shyer knows you'll compare her to her mother, Nancy — and she's cool with it

When Hallie Meyers-Shyer set out to make her first film, she knew it would instantly be compared to her mother’s movies. After all, the 30-year-old’s debut has nearly all of the trappings of a Nancy Meyers picture: It’s a romantic comedy about beautiful people who live in a lovely Brentwood mansion — the kind so immaculately decorated that it could be featured in the glossy pages of a home design magazine.

“A lot of people have asked me, ‘Why didn’t you want to do your own thing — like something in horror?’ ” said Meyers-Shyer, recalling her experience with journalists after a long day of press junket interviews. “But that’s not me. I just wanted to be true to myself, and my mom’s...

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