This Is Where I Leave You Synopsis
Dad's last request forces four world-weary siblings together to re-examine their relationships.
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75

HitFix

By Drew McWeeny
The film is often quite funny, and just real enough that we may recognize ourselves in some small way in this family.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Even considering some of its late-innings flaws, this is an engaging movie that doesn't mistake histrionics and bile for solid family...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
You laugh in spite of yourself in This Is Where I Leave You, a potty-mouthed comedy with enough exasperation, aggravations, long-standing...
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63

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

By Roger Moore
A big, broad dysfunctional family comedy, sort of a “Parenthood” pushed into R-rated “Adulthood” territory.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Thing is, Levy is a hard-sell man. He pushes the material so hard, it's as if he were working on commission.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
As a film it feels overly familiar, with some amusing scenes, but not enough to make for a wholly satisfying experience.
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60

Variety

By Scott Foundas
If the movie never quite masters the feel of messy, grown-up life, it at least makes a few promising salvos in that direction... The actors...
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Chris Nashawaty
All of which leaves you wondering: Why cast such talented, interesting, and edgy performers if you're only going to ask them play it safe?
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
What a wasted opportunity.
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30

Village Voice

By Calum Marsh
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...
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Are you kidding me? Less than three stars?

By parisartlvr
I give it a 5!!! If you're open minded and clearly have a crazy family, this movie is your family. Jane Fonda plays the perfect Well Heeled, Educated, New Age mom that takes TMI to a hilarious...

Sorry. No Stars.

By Bayliner9999
Will not see any movie with Jane Fonda in the cast....

This is Where I Review You

By judemovies
Being a reviewer has it's advantages. Some of those can be a hint of what to expect. The theatre number tipped me off. Advanced screening; 13 college age people. They seemed to have a good time. They...

Opening night

By jog33
Really enjoyed this movie! Great cast. Sometimes I leave a movie and say, yeah that wasn't worth the money. Happens a lot for me, actually. Well, not this time. ;)...

loved it!

By annstevenson94
I'd read the book which was great! The movie is really good too! The screenplay and the casting were excellent!...

Jane

By Alvabadmofo
Will not see anything with Jane Fonda in the movie....

Vulgar and distasteful most of the time, but it had its moments

By janhenderson3
The movie about a father of four who dies in the hospital with his wife (Jane Fonda) and daughter (Tina Fey) by his side starts out well, but has many rough patches before it evens out. There were...

THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU

By SFSticket
This film is billed as a top film for Adults this Fall. The cast is steller in regards to experience and star power: Jane Fonda, Tina Fey, and the main character is a TV staple. This SHOULD...

Movie Was Alright

By bartagas
Only went to see this movie because I'm a big fan of Jason Bateman. Had an interesting take of a comedy with a serious tone to it. Not a traditional storyline. I enjoyed the movie, but I wouldn't...

Loved it!!!

By dustymoore83578
It was very good anyone with siblings can relate to it! Family is an appreciation we should all have and this was a reminder that no matter what sometimes it is all we've got! I loved it!...

More Info

Rated R | For Sexual Content, Language and Some Drug Use
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 16+ Dramedy mines dysfunction for laughs; some sex, language.
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POSITIVE MESSAGES
POSITIVE ROLE MODELS
VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
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CONSUMERISM
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF