Real life collided with Hollywood on Monday at the premiere of The Soloist. Stars Robert Downey Jr. and Jamie Foxx were on the carpet taking bows, along with the two men who inspired their parts: L.A. Times writer Steve Lopez and musician Nathaniel Ayers. (Scan the crowd and you’ll see co-star Catherine Keener as well as attendees Halle Berry, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Tom Arnold too.) And in keeping with the feel-good nature of the movie, the cast and crew shared a few thoughts about the life lessons imparted in the flick. Watch the video to see what Stephen Root, Justin Martin and screenwriter Susannah Grant have to say.