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  • Summary: 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. [Warner Bros.] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Drew McWeeny
    Sep 11, 2014
    75
    The film is often quite funny, and just real enough that we may recognize ourselves in some small way in this family.
  2. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    Sep 11, 2014
    70
    You laugh in spite of yourself in This Is Where I Leave You, a potty-mouthed comedy with enough exasperation, aggravations, long-standing grievances and get-me-outta-here moments of family stress to strike a chord with anyone who’s ever had to endure large clan gatherings that might have lasted a bit too long.
  3. 63
    A big, broad dysfunctional family comedy, sort of a “Parenthood” pushed into R-rated “Adulthood” territory.
  4. Reviewed by: Rodrigo Perez
    Sep 11, 2014
    50
    Unremarkable but occasionally enjoyable, Levy’s dramedy is pleasant enough, but it grows tired, losing focus by the end.
  5. Reviewed by: Chris Nashawaty
    Sep 15, 2014
    50
    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?
  6. Reviewed by: Catherine Shoard
    Sep 11, 2014
    40
    This is Where I Leave You is totally aimble, utterly unmoving filler given a major shot in the arm by its cast, people it’s simply a pleasure to watch, even with the creeping feeling they’re better than this.
  7. Reviewed by: Jordan Hoffman
    Sep 9, 2014
    39
    Tina Fey is in the film, for heaven’s sake, and I love her to pieces, but by now we know to expect something humdrum when she’s on a movie screen.

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