‘This Is Where I Leave You’

This-Is-Where-I-Leave-You-PosterMisfires on just about every level. Could have been – and so should have been – funny. Dysfunctional family ‘forced’ to sit Shiva at the death of the patriarch – uptight (grown up) kids, liberal sexually frank mother (Jane Fonda). Material was manna from heaven. So what went oh so wrong?????

I like Jason Bateman (Juno, Up in the Air) – and he just about saves the film. But he deserves considerably better material, adapted as it is by Jonathan Tropper from his own novel. Limp and contrived.

Rating: 30%

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