In this dramatic comedy, four grown siblings—bruised and banged up by their respective adult lives—are forced to return to their childhood home when their father passes away, and live under the same roof together for a week with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens. Confronting their history and the frayed states of their relationships among the people who know and love them best, they ultimately reconnect in hysterical and emotionally affecting ways amid the chaos, humor, heartache and redemption that only families can provide. Written by Jonathan Tropper (based on his novel), 'This Is Where I Leave You' stars Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver, Jane Fonda, Rose Byrne and Timothy Olyphant and is directed by Shawn Levy (Date Night).
Ends Thursday, October 2
THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU
Tuesday, Sept. 30 - Thursday, Oct. 2
Tuesday - Wednesday: (4:45) and 7:30
Directed by: Shawn Levy
Starring: Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Connie Britton, Timothy Olyphant, Dax Shepard and Jane Fonda
Sitting shiva makes the heart grow fonder (and the libido rage and the repressed grievances runneth over) in “This Is Where I Leave You,” a sprawling ensemble dramedy that starts out like a full-tilt sit-com and gradually migrates to a place of genuine feeling. Repping a concerted effort by “Night at the Museum” and “Cheaper By the Dozen” helmer Shawn Levy to spread his wings beyond the gilded cage of family-friendly tentpoles, this alternately manic and mawkish adaptation of Jonathan Tropper’s 2009 novel aims for “Kramer Vs. Kramer” and “Terms of Endearment” territory and ends up somewhere closer to a Semitic “Home For the Holidays” or “August: Osage County.” But a tremendous ensemble cast gives the pic a significant boost, especially when they’re allowed to act rather than merely act out. - Scott Foundas / Variety