After their father passes away, four grown siblings are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens.
After 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
Stars Rose Byrne, Debra Monk, and Timothy Olyphant were all in Damages (2007). Rose Byrne as one of the main characters, Ellen Parsons. Debra Monk played her mother, Deniece Parsons, in 12 episodes. Timothy Olyphant played Ellen's love interest, Wes Krulik, in 15 episodes. See more »
When Judd meets Penny in the bar, unexpectedly, and she joins him at the table with his three siblings, he wants to order all of the beers, but is stopped by his brother who said he's already ordered. However when they next drink the shots, all five of them do, while his brother couldn't have known Penny would join the table. See more »
I think this is an enjoyable movie as long as you know what you're getting into. The main actors of Jason Bateman and Tina Fey should tip you off that this won't be troubling the scorecards at the Oscars. Jason Bateman is an enjoyable actor to watch. I concede, he plays the same sort of character each time but he brings a laugh and a smile to my face. The plot line is admittedly fairly paper thin to get all of these characters together, but there's enough laughs and contrived family moments to be a fairly decent bit of nonsense to watch. A couple of good exchanges revolving around Bateman/Fey/Fonda were very funny. All in all, just a fairly decent comedy that I enjoyed for what it was but it won't be sticking with me for years to come.
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