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Rated R · 103 minutes · 2014

Comedy drama
Funny in spots but largely predictable, the family comedy “This is Where I Leave You” brings together plenty of people you’d like to see in a movie like — Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Rose Byrne — and just serves them half-baked dialogue in the service of a largely unoriginal story. The family all comes together for Dad’s funeral, and the week together goes just as you’d expect. There are laughs, tears, and a few punches, but whatever mash-up of “Arrested Development” and “August: Osage County” they were going for with this one never truly materializes. Although it’s not an abject failure (with Tina Fey and Jason Bateman, there’s enough batting practice here to be amusing), “This is Where I Leave You” sure ought to be a lot better.
Official Site: thisiswhereileaveyou.com
Director: Shawn Levy
Producer: Paula Weinstein, Shawn Levy, Jeff Levine, Mary McLaglen, Jonathan Tropper, James Packer and Steven Mnuchin
Cast: Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Corey Stoll, Kathryn Hahn, Connie Britton, Timothy Olyphant, Dax Shepard, Debra Monk, Abigail Spencer, Ben Schwartz, Aaron Lazar and Cade Lappin

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Portland Mercury Exhausted Development This Is Where I Leave You: They've made a huge mistake. by Elinor Jones 09/17/2014
Seven Days This Is Where I Leave You by Margot Harrison 09/24/2014
Boise Weekly BW Talks With Tina Fey, Jason Bateman, Cast of This Is Where I Leave You Now playing on multiple screens by George Prentice 09/19/2014
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Boise Weekly Something New (This Is Where I Leave You), Something Borrowed (The Equalizer), Something Good (Both) The Equalizer opens Friday, September 19; This Is Where I Leave You opens Friday, September 26. by George Prentice 09/17/2014
Salt Lake City Weekly This Is Where I Leave You A modest proposal, before diving into the rest of the muddled, sporadically appealing This Is Where I Leave You: Adam Driver should read all the lines, in all the movies. Just all of them. by Scott Renshaw 09/17/2014
Connect Savannah Review: This Is Where I Leave You One of those works programmed to make audiences alternately laugh and cry -- and since nothing is too shameless for this film, one character even instructs another to "laugh or cry" ... twice. by Matt Brunson 09/16/2014

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