This Is Where I Leave You: Synopsis and Review [WATCH VIDEO]

By Hannah Aven Guarin | 3 years ago
This Is Where I Leave You: Synopsis and Review [WATCH VIDEO]
Tina Fey at the premiere of Baby Mama in New York City at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival. Photographer’s blog post about this photo and the scar on Tina Fey’s face.

Warner Bros.’“This Is Where I Leave You” is a comedy film directed by Shawn Levy from the novel of Jonathan Tropper. The cast members include: Jane Fonda, Tina Fey, Corey Stoll, Jason Bateman, Kathryn Hahn, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Abigail Spencer, Connie Britton, Timothy Olyphant, Debra Monk, Dax Shepard and Ben Schwartz. It opens in theaters on Sept. 19, 2014. Read on to learn more about “This Is Where I Leave You” synopsis and review.

“This Is Where I Leave You” Synopsis:

The film is based on Jonathan Tropper’s best-selling novel of the same name. It centers on the Foxman family who are forced to reunite upon the wish of the patriarch who just passed away. As Hilary (Fonda), the mother, puts it, the siblings — Wendy (Fey), Judd (Bateman), Phillip (Driver) and Paul (Stoll) — are grounded for a week. It is one helluva reunion. Each of them has his/her own issues. Judd has just caught his wife Quinn (Spencer) cheating on him with his boss (Shepard); Wendy, who has a not-so-great marriage, tries to tell everyone what is best for them; Paul tries to get his wife, Annie (Hahn), pregnant; and Phillip who shows up with a beautiful woman (Britton) twice his age.

During their stay, the siblings will try to bond and to reflect on their life choices and eventually reconnect with each other.

“This Is Where I Leave You” Review:

As of this writing, the comedy film got a 53 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and a 50 percent on Metacritic.

The film received mix reviews from the top critics, but perhaps they all agree with one thing — it was funny.

The Hollywood Reporter’s (THR) Todd McCarthy mentioned in his review that the film is a “naughty comedy for the masses.”

“The fact that many people will find something or someone to identify with here [This Is Where I Leave You], even if they don’t have a mother with big new boobs prone to talking about sex most of the time the way Jane Fonda does here, should make Shawn Levy’s first R-Rated comedy a much-needed hit for Warner Bros. with the Meet the Parents audience,” wrote McCarthy in his review in THR.

Meanwhile, Rodrigo Perez of The Playlist noted in his review that even though Levy’s film is pleasant enough, it has lost its focus by the end.

What do you think of the film? Do you find it funny? Let us know by posting your comments below.

There you have it for “This Is Where I Leave You” synopsis and review. It opens in theaters on Sept. 19, 2014. Follow Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates on upcoming movies.

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