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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 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

Director Shawn Levy's first R-rated film. See more »

Goofs

When Judd falls on ice, he is right at the margin of the skate place but in the next shot he appears far from the margin, near the middle of the skate area. See more »

Quotes

Judd Altman: Well, maybe she does care.
Barry Weissman: [laughs] I'm an asshole, Judd. I'm not stupid.
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Connections

References Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
(uncredited)
Written by Wallis Willis
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Brilliant and Visceral
20 September 2014 | by Greg-112-226997See 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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