This is Where I Leave You

October 21, 2014

Adam Driver, Corey Stoll, Tina Fey, and Jason Bateman in THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU.

Directed by: Shawn Levy

Written by: Jonathan Tropper

Cast: Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Corey Stoll, Kathryn Hahn, Abigail Spencer, Connie Britton, Timothy Olyphant, Dax Shepard, Debra Monk, Abigail Spencer

Rating: R

Running Time: 103 minutes

A pleasant and unexpected Hollywood surprise, THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU’s star-studded cast brings Jonathan Tropper’s adaption, based on his novel, to comedic and dramatic life. Shawn Levy’s direction is good, and supported by the wonderful cast, but the film itself seems to lack the edge or uniqueness to take it to the next level. However, the film, similar in storyline to last year’s mediocre AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, is very good, and a must-see for adult audiences tired of Hollywood’s sequel, comic book, franchise, action films.

Grade: A-

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