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This Is Where I Leave You (2014)

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When their father passes away, four grown siblings are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens.

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Annie Altman
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Horry Callen
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Wade Beaufort
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Linda Callen
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Rabbi Charles Grodner (aka Boner)
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When their father passes away, four grown siblings, bruised and banged up by their respective adult lives, are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along 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-driving us insane even as they remind us of our truest, and often best, selves. Written by Warner Bros.

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Welcome Home. Get Uncomfortable.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language, sexual content and some drug use | See all certifications »

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19 September 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hasta que la muerte los juntó  »

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Budget:

$19,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,558,149 (USA) (19 September 2014)

Gross:

$34,290,142 (USA) (28 November 2014)
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In the novel, the mourning family's surname is Foxman. The name was changed to Altman after difficulties in obtaining legal clearances to use the name. See more »

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When Horry is being picked up from the store, he is wearing a headband with a Nike tag hanging from it. The tag flips over from one camera angle to the next and then flips back. See more »

Quotes

Quinn Altman: Hi Phillip
Phillip Altman: Quinn. I always knew there was something of a cold hearted slut in you
Quinn Altman: It takes one to know one.
Phillip Altman: Touché, Pussycat.
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Ruff Ryders' Anthem
Written by DMX (as Earl Simmons) and Swizz Beatz (as Kasseem Dean)
Performed by DMX
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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a good and meaningful comedy for grown ups
27 December 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film was actually funny, but not in a slap-sticky juvenile way. It was a comedy for grown ups in that it dealt with themes that are applicable to 30 and 40-somethings, such as death of a parent, fertility, running a business, divorce, etc., but it was not a heavy film in that it was not a dark comedy. The father who died as the premise for it was never presented to the audience, which keeps his passing from being a sad event and allows for the levity at his funeral to be appreciated. The film generally seems to focus the most of Bateman's character and his relationships with others, but he carries that role well. In fact, I thought this performance was one of his finest in quite some time. Tina Fey was great in it too. I thought she was just a comedian, but she can act too! (Is there noting she can't do?) Overall, this film is worth seeing and is a powerful yet lighthearted journey in the interplay between siblings and the event that all 30 & 40 somethings will face at some point: the loss of a parent. If this film doesn't get you thinking about your relationship with your family members, then nothing will. Not to worry, the family in this film has enough dysfunction to make you feel better about your own.


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