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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)

Gross:

$34,290,142 (USA) (28 November 2014)
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Rose Byrne (X-Men: First Class (2011)) and Corey Stoll (Ant-Man (2015)) both did comic book roles. See more »

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As she moves to lie down on the ice with Judd, the back of Penny's shirt is already wet, suggesting previous takes. However, when Judd enters the ice rink, she is practicing a skating routine; it is possible she could have been sweating from the exertion of the workout. See more »

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Judd Altman: It's hard to see people from your past when your present is so cataclysmically screwed up.
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References Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) See more »

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How Do U Want It
Written by Bruce Fisher, Johnny J (as Johnny Lee Jackson), Leon Ware, Quincy Jones, Stan Richards (as Stanley Richardson) and Tupac Shakur
Performed by Tupac Shakur
Courtesy of Death Row Records
All rights administered by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC
Contains a sample of "Body Heat"
Performed by Quincy Jones
Courtesy of A&M Records
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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