This Is Where I Leave You
This Is Where I Leave You (2014)

The dramatic comedy "This is Where I Leave You" is directed by Shawn Levy, and based on the hilarious and poignant best-selling novel by Jonathan Tropper. It features a starring ensemble cast including Golden Globe winner Jason… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: December 16, 2014
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Critic Score: 41% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This Is Where I Leave You has its moments, but given the amount of talent assembled onscreen, the rather pedestrian results can't help but feel like a letdown.

Jocelyn Noveck
Associated Press

In the best dramedies, of course, laughter and tears alternate seamlessly and gracefully, and you leave both entertained and enlightened. Alas, this isn't that film.

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Calum Marsh
Village Voice

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 and sanitary.

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Roy Ivy
Consequence of Sound

When I finally left This Is Where I Leave You, I was so saddened by all the squandered talent that I couldn't help but do the Charlie Brown shuffle gag from Arrested Development.

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

Once in awhile, a reviewer's darkest suspicions about a film butt up against a sneaky pleasure in its incidental epiphanies. I confess to being conflicted.

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Christy Lemire

Mawkish, self-satisfied and false, This Is Where I Leave You strenuously attempts to wring poignancy from its familial clashes and catharsis. More often, it's cringe-inducing.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a misbegotten, ineffective adaptation.

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Witney Seibold

Occasionally, Hollywood will step forward with a family drama that actually manages to tinker with actual pain... "This Is Where I Leave You" has no edge, no darkness, no texture, no character to speak of.

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Wesley Morris

This Is Where I Leave You amounts to everything I can't stand about certain American movies. It gathers too many good, smart actors and gives most of them almost nothing interesting to play.

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Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

Pretends to put the fun in dysfunctional-family dramedy when it's not dispensing little bromides in hard-to-swallow bulls**t pablum form. It's all the most sanitized, safe, shticky way to show kidults' lives getting complicated. Sickeningly self-involved.

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
Based on the book by Jonathan Tropper (who also wrote the screenplay), this film concerns a family's reactionary response to the death of their patriarch.… More
KJ Proulx
Simple, yet complex, "This is Where I Leave You" is a very different film that challenges you to choose a character and feel for them. This is a very… More
Everett Johnson
Here is a dramedy that is equally effective as a comedy and as a drama. It has the delicate balance and never goes too far into either direction. Bateman… More
Aaron Neuwirth
Hilary Altman: For the next seven days you are all grounded. This is Where I Leave You is the kind of film that walks the line between being aware it is not… More
Matt Goodman
Hilary Altman: For the next seven days, you are all my children again and you are all grounded. Sometimes a film works merely based on an all-star cast. You… More
Dann Michalski
Though it delivers some good laughs and has a strong cast, This Is Where I Leave You is uneven and lacks focus. The story follows a dysfunctional family that… More