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This Is Where I Leave You Review

21 October 2014 3:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Shawn Levy.

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.

Certificate: 15

Running Time: 103 minutes.

Synopsis: A dysfunctional family reunites at the funeral of their father.

Reconnecting with families is one of Hollywood’s go-to plots for easily relatable cinema. A group of dysfunctional siblings and their embarrassingly liberal mother all get together to wish the father of the family a warm goodbye. What’s not to love? After all, as Hollywood would have us believe, we’re all embarrassed by our families but love them too.

Jason Bateman plays Judd Altman, a man who has just discovered his wife has been cheating on him with his boss, soon after his father dies, which leads to the funeral where he tries to avoid the issue of his recent divorce. Meanwhile his sister (Fey »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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TheGrill's Power Panels Uncut: 7 Presidents, Ron Meyer, Jeff Bewkes, Morgan Spurlock (Video)

9 October 2014 1:32 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Watch the Presidents Roundtable: The Future of Moviemaking, Marketing and Distribution: Watch Spotlight Interview with Ron Meyer: When Does a Mogul Become a Legend? Watch Jeffrey L. Bewkes’ Keynote Address: Watch Spotlight Speaker (Morgan Spurlock): See TheWrap's complete coverage of TheGrill 2014 — News, Photos, Videos TheGrill: Innovators Talk Opportunities, Pitfalls for Video Content in the Digital Age TheGrill: New Economy's Top Investors Reveal Why ‘Sports Rights Are Beachfront Real Estate’ (Video) TheGrill: Ron Meyer on Hollywood ‘Assholes,’ CAA ‘Monsters’ and Advice for the Next Generation TheGrill: ‘Rectify’ Star Abigail Spencer Says ‘Most of the Great Female Roles Are Happening »

- Wrap Staff

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TheGrill: ‘Rectify’ Star Abigail Spencer Says ‘Most of the Great Female Roles Are Happening on Television’

7 October 2014 6:57 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Rectify” star Abigail Spencer dished about her role on the hit Sundance TV series, female roles in Hollywood and revealed the funny story of how she first met AMC Networks’ President & CEO Josh Sapan. “Most of the great female roles are happening on television right now. I got the great fortune to be on ‘Mad Men’ a few years ago. I got to play Suzanne Farrell, the teacher of the show,” Spencer said. “It really showed me it's possible to have great female characters in the cinema of television right now.” See video: ‘Rectify’ Season Finale Preview: Daniel's Surprising Love Triangle Confession. »

- Travis Reilly

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Emmy Rossum, Nina Dobrev and More Dazzle at Michael Kors Book Launch Party

3 October 2014 2:15 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Hollywood's hottest starlets wowed on the red carpet at Michael Kors' party to celebrate the launch of Claiborne Swanson Frank’s "Young Hollywood" book. Emmy Rossum stole the spotlight in a plunging black Michael Kors Resort chiffon dress with a tiered ruffle skirt. The "Shameless" star vamped up her look with kohl-rimmed eyes, a purple Michael Kors clutch and embellished Christian Louboutin heels. Sorry Kim, but this is how it's done.Nina Dobrev kept her look simple with plenty of summery flair wearing a white lace Michael Kors Resort dress. The "Vampire Diaries" actress completed her elegant ensemble with nude accessories and her signature tousled waves.And Nicole Richie's younger sister, Sofia Richie, debuted her platinum blonde 'do at the star-studded event, rocking the red carpet in a white pantsuit with a black top underneath. The aspiring model paired her menswear-inspired look with a delicate gold lariat necklace, »

- tooFab Staff

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‘This Is Where I Leave You’ Review

3 October 2014 11:29 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Jason Bateman, Tina FeyTimothy OlyphantAdam DriverJane Fonda, Rose Byrne, Corey Stoll, Kathryn Hahn, Connie Britton, Dax Shepard, Debra Monk, Abigail Spencer, Ben Schwartz, Aaron Lazar | Written by Jonathan Tropper | Directed by Shawn Levy

It has been stated that tragedy breeds comedy. If that is the case This is Where I Leave You should be one of the most hilarious movies ever made by human kind. This dramedy follows one of the most dysfunctional families in recent memory as they reunite after the passing of their beloved father. With a script that jams a year worth of Soap Opera plotlines into a one hundred minute movie the opportunity for over wrought drama is rich, and occasionally that opportunity is seized upon with great force. Luckily a strong cast filled with veteran comedic and dramatic talent polishes the blemishes the script and director leave behind.

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- Dan Clark

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True Detective Season 2 Offers Role to Rachel McAdams; Brit Marling, Rosario Dawson, Abigail Spencer, and Others Could be in Contention for Another Part

25 September 2014 11:12 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Man did people pretend to be really angry when Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn were officially cast as the leads in True Detective Season 2.  This is such a strange case of armchair casting where people are decrying who is or isn't right for a role that they know nothing about.  Have they read the scripts for the season?  No.  Also, after Failure to Launch would anyone have branded Matthew McConaughey as a likely candidate to pull off a role like he did on the show last year?  Nope. So onto the actresses.  There are reports hitting that Rachel McAdams has been offered one of the female leads by HBO.  There is also a list of eight actresses that are ostensibly up for another part. Again we know nothing about the characters these people will be playing so there would be no degree of accuracy involved in me saying who I »

- Evan Dickson

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Rachel McAdams Gets Offer For Female Lead For 'True Detective' Season 2, Taylor Kitsch Expected To Join

25 September 2014 10:14 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Given the flurry of verbiage typed upon each microscopic update (yes, we're implicating ourselves) you would think that "True Detective" season two was being directed by J.J. Abrams and is feature a Millennium Falcon. Neither is true, but there's no denying HBO's show is buzzy as all get out, and now it looks like Nic Pizzolatto and co. are circling in on a female lead. Beating out an array of contenders including Rosario Dawson, Kelly Reilly, Jessica Biel, Malin Akerman, Abigail Spencer, Oona Chaplin, Jaimie Alexander, Brit Marling and the recently revealed Keira Knightley, Variety reports that Rachel McAdams now has the offer from the network for the lead female role. Moreover, Taylor Kitsch is "expected" to be on board as well for a second season that will follow three police officers and a career criminal who must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder. So, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Updated: Rachel McAdams Offered Role in 'True Detective' Season 2

25 September 2014 10:10 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Update: Variety is reporting that HBO has offered the lead female role in the second season of "True Detective" to Rachel McAdams, who was previously thought to be the likeliest candidate for the role. Variety also expects Taylor Kitsch to land the fourth lead role, alongside McAdams, Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell. The original post follows... When Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell were announced to star in the upcoming season of HBO's "True Detective", with Justin Lin (Fast and Furious 6) set to direct the first two episodes from scripts written by series creator Nic Pizzolatto, noticeably absent from HBO's press release was confirmation of a female lead that has been speculated about ever since the second season was announced earlier this year. In an interview with HitFix back in March, Pizzolatto promised a story about "hard women, bad men and the secret occult history of the United States transportation system. »

- Jordan Benesh

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Will Keira Knightley Join Vince Vaughn And Colin Farrell For True Detective Season 2?

25 September 2014 8:33 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In recent months, talk surrounding season two of HBO’s True Detective has focused on the possibility of two female leads taking centre stage. The likelihood of that iteration has died down, following two official confirmations from the network; Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn will co-star. As the second season steers into familiar territory though, there’s still a wealth of roles so far uncast.

In the running for what’s deemed a major female part are… well, most of Hollywood. According to Deadline, last Thursday eight big name actresses sat down to read for creator Nic Pizzolato in New York. A fresh name that was thrown into the mix is none other than Keira Knightley, who is a newbie to the True Detective rumour mill. Rosario Dawson, Kelly Reilly, Jessica Biel, Malin Akerman, Abigail Spencer, Oona Chaplin, Jaimie Alexander, Brit Marling and Rachel McAdams have all been linked to the part in the past. »

- Gem Seddon

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Keira Knightley Also In The Mix Of Contenders For 'True Detective' Season 2

25 September 2014 7:21 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

With Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn now confirmed for "True Detective," the internet has decreed that the second season of the HBO procedural will either be the best or worst thing ever. And yet another name has entered the mix for one of the major female roles on the show. Deadline has tossed Keira Knightley into the fray that currently includes Rosario Dawson, Kelly Reilly, Jessica Biel, Malin Akerman, Abigail Spencer, Oona Chaplin, Jaimie Alexander, Brit Marling and Rachel McAdams. The actresses were all invited to read for one of the female leads, though the trade also says some could be contending for a different female role. So basically, nobody really knows anything except that Nic Pizzolatto has sat down or will sit down with all these folks. With fever around "True Detective" season two reaching iPhone 6 levels of hysteria before even a frame has been shot, perhaps everyone needs to chill. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Director Shawn Levy Talks This Is Where I Leave You, Fidelity to the Book, Casting Adam Driver, Deleted Scenes, The Internship, and More

24 September 2014 11:15 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

While at this year's Toronto International Film Festival I landed an awesome interview with director Shawn Levy for This is Where I Leave You.  As I've said many times, I really enjoyed the film due to the great performances and the very funny script.  The story revolves around a dysfunctional family that is forced to come together and sit Shiva when their father dies, which opens old wounds and reignites passions that have long been repressed.  This is Where I Leave You stars Jason BatemanTina FeyAdam DriverCorey StollJane FondaRose Byrne, Kathryn HahnConnie BrittonBen SchwartzTimothy OlyphantAaron LazarDebra MonkAbigail Spencer, and Dax Shepard.  For more on This is Where I Leave You, read Adam’s review or watch the trailer. During the extended video interview Levy talked about how he was finally offered the project after chasing it for years, how »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell, Justin Lin confirmed for ‘True Detective’

23 September 2014 12:15 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Following weeks of rumors, months of amusing memes and hashtags and Colin Farrell leaking the news himself anyway, HBO has finally confirmed that Farrell, Vince Vaughn and Director Justin Lin are signed on for the second season of Nic Pizzolato’s True Detective.

Via Deadline, Farrell will play a compromised cop in a corrupt Los Angeles police department torn between his allegiance between the Lapd and a mob boss. Vaughn will play another “career criminal” whose legitimate business partner threatens both his new legal endeavor and his criminal empire.

Lin is so far signed on to direct the first two episodes, unlike the Emmy winning Cary Fukunaga, who directed the whole season run starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.

Deadline also has the log line for the new season: “Three police officers and a career criminal must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder.”

That third »

- Brian Welk

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John Travolta Sings .You are the one that I want.

21 September 2014 10:14 PM, PDT | icelebz.com | See recent iCelebz news »

John Travolta has never met an opportunity to sing and dance that he didn't like.

And that's exactly what he was doing behind the scenes while filming his upcoming crime thriller, The Forger.

"I was a song and dance girl and he's a song and dance guy," Travolta's co-star Abigail Spencer told me at the Hollywood premiere of her new dramedy This Is Where I Leave You (in theaters now). "I play an undercover agent and we'd be in the park and he'd be in his criminal getup and all of a sudden we'd be doing a time step in the middle of a park in Boston. It was amazing."

Even more amazing, singing Grease tunes with Travolta.

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John Travolta Sings .You are the one that I want.

21 September 2014 10:14 PM, PDT | icelebz.com | See recent iCelebz news »

John Travolta has never met an opportunity to sing and dance that he didn't like.

And that's exactly what he was doing behind the scenes while filming his upcoming crime thriller, The Forger.

"I was a song and dance girl and he's a song and dance guy," Travolta's co-star Abigail Spencer told me at the Hollywood premiere of her new dramedy This Is Where I Leave You (in theaters now). "I play an undercover agent and we'd be in the park and he'd be in his criminal getup and all of a sudden we'd be doing a time step in the middle of a park in Boston. It was amazing."

Even more amazing, singing Grease tunes with Travolta.

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John Travolta Sings .You are the one that I want.

21 September 2014 10:14 PM, PDT | icelebz.com | See recent iCelebz news »

John Travolta has never met an opportunity to sing and dance that he didn't like.

And that's exactly what he was doing behind the scenes while filming his upcoming crime thriller, The Forger.

"I was a song and dance girl and he's a song and dance guy," Travolta's co-star Abigail Spencer told me at the Hollywood premiere of her new dramedy This Is Where I Leave You (in theaters now). "I play an undercover agent and we'd be in the park and he'd be in his criminal getup and all of a sudden we'd be doing a time step in the middle of a park in Boston. It was amazing."

Even more amazing, singing Grease tunes with Travolta.

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John Travolta Sings .You are the one that I want.

21 September 2014 10:14 PM, PDT | icelebz.com | See recent iCelebz news »

John Travolta has never met an opportunity to sing and dance that he didn't like.

And that's exactly what he was doing behind the scenes while filming his upcoming crime thriller, The Forger.

"I was a song and dance girl and he's a song and dance guy," Travolta's co-star Abigail Spencer told me at the Hollywood premiere of her new dramedy This Is Where I Leave You (in theaters now). "I play an undercover agent and we'd be in the park and he'd be in his criminal getup and all of a sudden we'd be doing a time step in the middle of a park in Boston. It was amazing."

Even more amazing, singing Grease tunes with Travolta.

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Jonathan Tropper Talks This Is Where I Leave You, Banshee Season 3, His Project with Steve Carell, Wanting to Direct, and More

20 September 2014 3:44 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Now playing in theaters is director Shawn Levy’s (Real Steel) adaptation of the Jonathan Tropper novel This Is Where I Leave You.   Featuring a fantastic ensemble cast including Jason BatemanTina FeyAdam DriverCorey StollJane FondaRose Byrne, Kathryn HahnConnie BrittonBen SchwartzTimothy OlyphantAaron LazarDebra MonkAbigail Spencer, and Dax Shepard, the story revolves around a dysfunctional family that is forced to come together and sit Shiva when their father dies, opening old wounds and reigniting passions that have long-since been repressed.  Loaded with great performances and a very funny script, I definitely recommend seeing the film this weekend.  For more on This is Where I Leave You, read Adam’s review or watch the trailer. Last week I landed an extended video interview with author Jonathan Tropper, who also wrote the screenplay for the movie.  He talked about the difficulty of bringing his novel to theaters, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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John Travolta Breaks Out Into Song and Dance, Sings "You're the One That I Want" With Abigail Spencer

20 September 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

John Travolta has never met an opportunity to sing and dance that he didn't like. And that's exactly what he was doing behind the scenes while filming his upcoming crime thriller, The Forger. "I was a song and dance girl and he's a song and dance guy," Travolta's co-star Abigail Spencer told me at the Hollywood premiere of her new dramedy This Is Where I Leave You (in theaters now). "I play an undercover agent and we'd be in the park and he'd be in his criminal getup and all of a sudden we'd be doing a time step in the middle of a park in Boston. It was amazing." Even more amazing, singing Grease tunes with Travolta. "It was kind of surreal," »

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Movie Review: This Is Where I Leave You

19 September 2014 9:52 PM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

In This Is Where I Leave You, amidst a tumultuous time in his own marriage, Judd Altman (Jason Bateman) finds himself surrounded by the family members he both loves and can barely tolerate. For seven days following the burial of Judd’s father, the Altman family — led by the perfectly meddlesome family matriarch, Hillary Altman or “Mommy” (Jane Fonda) — must sit Shiva (participate in a week-long mourning period) together under one roof.

Along with sister Wendy (Tina Fey); brother/family screw-up Phillip (Adam Driver) and his much older new-to-the-family fiance, Tracy (a lovely Connie Britton); brother Paul (Corey Stoll) and his wife, Alice (Kathryn Hahn), Judd must navigate through the muddy waters of his own marriage while apprehensively attempting to restore the kinship between him, his mother, and his siblings.

Jonathan Tropper — who wrote the book the film was based on, as well as the screenplay for This is Where I Leave You »

- Mandi Hall

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Film Review: Unoriginal, Unfunny ‘This is Where I Leave You’ a Poor Man’s ‘August: Osage County’

19 September 2014 7:02 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Jason Bateman and an all-star cast got me there. The unfunny copycat story left me regretting it. If you don’t start with a solid plot that’s at least somewhat new, it doesn’t matter how many “A”-listers you throw into an ensemble. They’re just individuals doing the best they can with weak material.

But the film’s fatal flaw is it can’t figure out who it is – a comedy, drama or dramedy? – and it didn’t do just one thing well.

Rating: 2.0/5.0

On the surface, the new comedy from director Shawn Levy (“Real Steel,” “The Internship”) and rookie writer and novelist Jonathan Tropper might have seemed promising. Just put the combined talents of Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Rose Byrne, Adam Driver, Timothy Olyphant, Kathryn Hahn, Dax Shepard, Abigail Spencer, Corey Stoll and Connie Britton in the same story and you’ve got a winner, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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