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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Annie Altman
Horry Callen
Wade Beaufort
Linda Callen
Rabbi Charles Grodner (aka Boner)
Barry Weissman
Cade Lappin ...


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.


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

19 September 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hasta que la muerte los juntó  »

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Box Office


$19,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$34,290,142 (USA) (28 November 2014)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the source novel by Jonathan Tropper, the main character Judd recalls a time in his childhood when he saw his mother exercising in front one of Jane Fonda's workout videos and told her that she was prettier than Jane Fonda. In this movie version, Judd's mother is played by Jane Fonda. See more »


During the phone call from Wendy regarding their father's death, Judd's iPhone clearly shows the "Slide to Unlock" feature on its screen, which wouldn't be present if he had just answered a call. See more »


Judd Altman: It's not a good time, Wendy.
Wendy Altman: Dad's dead.
Judd Altman: [Taken aback] What?
Wendy Altman: [Crying] He died about an hour ago.
Judd Altman: They said he had more time.
Wendy Altman: Yeah, well apparently, he didn't.
Judd Altman: Shit. How's Mom?
Wendy Altman: She's Mom. You know, she asked me how much to tip the nurses. Listen, there's something else. Dad wants us to sit Shiva.
Judd Altman: Dad's dead.
Wendy Altman: Yeah, apparently that's the optimal time to do it.
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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 26 February 2016 (2016) See more »


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Brilliant and Visceral
20 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What a great film.

Ignore previous reviews. How people can ignore the realities of psychotic family behavior is beyond me. This film smartly peels the layers and transparently reveals all about people running astray with their lives and emotions. It captures how families really are or maybe should be. Americans are all too good at bottling and hiding their real feelings and the result is vapid soullessness. Not with this film. It displays like European honesty ensuring every word drips viscerally from their tongues until the effects are felt. So reassuring in a country gone soft and dull. Amazing performances, sharply written and wildly funny, this film will pull tears, smiles and laughs.

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