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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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Horry Callen
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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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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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$19,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$34,290,142 (USA) (28 November 2014)
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When the movie was going to be directed by Adam Shankman, Zac Efron, Malin Akerman, Leslie Mann, Jason Sudeikis and Goldie Hawn were cast in the lead roles alongside Jason Bateman. See more »

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Annie reveals a syringe to Judd, indicating that she is taking injectable fertility medication. Yet she had said her husband hasn't even been tested for fertility issues. No reputable doctor would prescribe fertility medication without testing both members of the couple. See more »

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Horry Callen: Brain injury. There are things I can't do.
Judd Altman: Like what?
Horry Callen: Like remember what the hell it is I can't do.
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References Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) See more »

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Never Tear us Apart
Written by Andrew Farriss and Michael Hutchence
Performed by INXS
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
Courtesy of Petrol Electric Pty Ltd
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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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