“The movie is such a love letter to Boston,” Feig (”Bridesmaids”) said on the press line before presenting the film’s trailer to a theater full of exhibitors. “It’s not a movie where it’s supposed to be New York but it’s shot in Boston,” he continued. “This takes place in Boston. We have Boston natives in the movie, like Jane Curtin and (comic-actor) Bill Burr and (New Kids on the Block member) Joey McIntyre — all these famous Bostonians are in it. And if this movie can help Boston laugh, than that would be great.”
There is at least one major explosion and some “Lethal Weapon”-style action violence in the film — portions of which were filmed last year in and around Boston.