This Is Where I Leave You (2014)

Plot: Four siblings are forced to re-connect with each other and their mother after their father passes away. Staying in their family home for one week, they struggle to get along with each other, their spouses, exes and what might have beens.

Director: Shawn Levy

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

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It’s such an enjoyable film with such a great cast, so many famous faces. Tina Fey and Jason Bateman are two of my favourite comedy actors. I think they’re both absolutely fantastic and they deliver nothing short of fantastic in this film. Adam Driver is also someone who I admire. He’s done really well for himself, starting out in Girls and now he stars in the new Star Wars Trilogy. He’s a brilliant actor.

The film is really entertainment. It made me thankful that I have a small family because this was just chaos, organised chaos. Each sibling has it’s own problems within the relationships they’re currently in. Each character is explored individually. You become really attached to the characters and root for them to get a happy ending.

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It gets a bit dry and a little boring somewhere in the middle but if you stick with it, you’ll be happy with the output. It’s not the best film but it’s entertaining and it passes the time.

A good comedy!

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