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This Is Where I Leave You (2014)

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Critic Consensus: This Is Where I Leave You has its moments, but given the amount of talent assembled onscreen, the rather pedestrian results can't help but feel like a letdown.

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The dramatic comedy "This is Where I Leave You" is directed by Shawn Levy, and based on the hilarious and poignant best-selling novel by Jonathan Tropper. It features a starring ensemble cast including Golden Globe winner Jason Bateman ("Arrested Development"); Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Tina Fey ("30 Rock"); and two-time Oscar (R) winner, multiple Golden Globe honoree and 2013 Emmy Award nominee Jane Fonda ("Klute," "Coming Home," HBO's "The Newsroom"). (c) Warner Bros

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Cast

Jason Bateman
as Judd Altman
Tina Fey
as Wendy Altman
Jane Fonda
as Hilary Altman
Corey Stoll
as Paul Altman
Adam Driver
as Phillip Altman
Kathryn Hahn
as Annie Altman
Rose Byrne
as Penny Moore
Abigail Spencer
as Quinn Altman
Timothy Olyphant
as Horry Callen
Connie Britton
as Tracy Sullivan
Debra Monk
as Linda Callen
Ben Schwartz
as Rabbi Charles Grodner (aka Boner)
Dax Shepard
as Wade Beaufort
Aaron Lazar
as Barry Weissman
Will Swenson
as Younger Mort
Carol Schultz
as Woman #1
Evan Wadle
as Frat Boy #1
Gerry Vichi
as Uncle Joe
Carly Brooke
as Chelsea
Carolyn Seiff
as Mrs. Applebaum
Brahm Schenkman
as Little League Dad
Oakes Fegley
as Young Judd
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Critic Reviews for This Is Where I Leave You

All Critics (155) | Top Critics (45)

In the best dramedies, of course, laughter and tears alternate seamlessly and gracefully, and you leave both entertained and enlightened. Alas, this isn't that film.

October 23, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Once in awhile, a reviewer's darkest suspicions about a film butt up against a sneaky pleasure in its incidental epiphanies. I confess to being conflicted.

October 16, 2014 | Full Review…

Occasionally, Hollywood will step forward with a family drama that actually manages to tinker with actual pain... "This Is Where I Leave You" has no edge, no darkness, no texture, no character to speak of.

October 1, 2014 | Full Review…

The most charitable thing you can say about This Is Where I Leave You is that it is resolutely innocuous -- a nothing of a movie, neutered and sanitary.

September 25, 2014 | Full Review…

Mawkish, self-satisfied and false, This Is Where I Leave You strenuously attempts to wring poignancy from its familial clashes and catharsis. More often, it's cringe-inducing.

September 21, 2014 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

This Is Where I Leave You amounts to everything I can't stand about certain American movies. It gathers too many good, smart actors and gives most of them almost nothing interesting to play.

September 19, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for This Is Where I Leave You

½

I tried twice to get through this. I thought I was being harsh turning it off the first time - but, no, after watching most with a little bit of fast forwarding to save my sanity, I still think it's crap. Dull family stuck in a house together after the death of their father, sitting shiva, though no one is really religious. Just a silly plot device to bring them together for the story. They are not even in the house the whole 7 days, they seem to go out on and off, so...? (Are they meant to be? Admittedly I don't know a lot about the Jewish religion). There's a mother with a boob job, which is meant to be funny (it's not), and a kid walking around the house pooing in a potty all the time (revolting, and I have no idea what that's about or why we need to see it). Oh, and some middle aged tedious drug use Some of the cast are good, mostly Rose Byrne and Jason Bateman, but it's very dull viewing. A lot of stereotypes, the couple who are desperate to conceive, the screw up younger brother the cheating girlfriend with the cartoonish radio dj. None of them ring true. It's watchable. But it's just ugh. Yuck.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

½

Solid ensemble dramedy about a dysfunctional family who gathers to sit shiva for their deceased patriarch. Secrets come out, punches are thrown, but no love is lost (in both loving and hateful usages of the phrase). Lots of great characters, such as cheating wife Quinn who actually plays a sympathetic and vulnerable part, the gutsy, newly voluptuous matriarch played by dishy Jane Fonda, and the manboy next door whom eldest sister Wendy has to forgive herself for ditching years ago after their car accident left him brain-damaged.

Alice Shen
Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

½

Well meaning but ultimately vacuous, though saved somewhat by a competent cast that delivers whenever verbal sparring needs materialize.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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