This Is Where I Leave You is a new comedy which begins with a death…
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.
This Is Where I Leave You is out in September in the US but hasn’t yet got a UK release date. It does have a great cast including Rose Byrne, Timothy Olyphant, Jason Bateman, Kathryn Hahn, Tina Fey and Jane Fonda, but the trailer certainly labours the point about the family having to stay together and it’s such a preposterous premise, so whether it hangs together as a complete film is anyone’s guess. Oh, and it’s from Shawn Levy who directed last year’s Google-worshipping The Internship, so that doesn’t help.
Check out the trailer below:
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