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
42%
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User Score
63%



Critic Score: 42% 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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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a misbegotten, ineffective adaptation.

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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
ChristyLemire.com

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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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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Witney Seibold
TheWrap

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
Grantland

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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Martin Roberts
Fan The Fire

There are moments when it's far too sugary for its own good, and the script can't quite find the right amount of laughs or tears, but for all that it still made me smile.

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
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
Glenn Gaylord
There's a genre of film I like to call the "Giant Kitchen Island Movies" in which first world problems are explored inside the hallowed suburban… 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
Bradley Wright
This Is Where I Leave You is a fine film with a good heart and some nice laughs, but thats about all it amounts to. It involves a family whom all come back… More