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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.

Director:

Shawn Levy

Writers:

Jonathan Tropper (screenplay), Jonathan Tropper (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Bateman ... Judd Altman
Tina Fey ... Wendy Altman
Jane Fonda ... Hilary Altman
Adam Driver ... Phillip Altman
Rose Byrne ... Penny Moore
Corey Stoll ... Paul Altman
Kathryn Hahn ... Annie Altman
Connie Britton ... Tracy Sullivan
Timothy Olyphant ... Horry Callen
Dax Shepard ... Wade Beaufort
Debra Monk ... Linda Callen
Abigail Spencer ... Quinn Altman
Ben Schwartz ... Rabbi Charles Grodner (aka Boner)
Aaron Lazar ... Barry Weissman
Cade Lappin ... Cole
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Welcome Home. Get Uncomfortable.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hebrew

Release Date:

19 September 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hasta que la muerte los juntó See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$19,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,558,149, 19 September 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$34,290,142, 28 November 2014
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SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

All of the main actors have each have/had a main role in a TV series: Jason Bateman (Arrested Development) Tina Fey (30 Rock) Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) Adam Driver (Girls) Rose Byrne (Damages) Corey Stoll (House of Cards, The Strain) Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights, Nashville, American Horror Story) Timothy Olyphant (Justified) Kathryn Hahn (Transparent, I Love Dick) See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Wendy Altman: You need to put a baby in that woman, like yesterday.
Paul Altman: I'm working on it.
Wendy Altman: Have you had your man parts checked?
Paul Altman: Come on, not now Wendy.
Wendy Altman: You may have emptied them over the years... My room was next to yours... My room was next to yours.
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Referenced in The Knowing (2018) See more »

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Through The Dark
Written and performed by Alexi Murdoch
Courtesy of Zero Summer Records
By arrangement with Nettwerk Productions, Limited
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a good and meaningful comedy for grown ups
27 December 2014 | by goodone49See 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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