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: September 19, 2014
DVD 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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Neil Rosen
NY1-TV

The stellar cast is first rate, elevating whatever weaknesses there are in the material, and the overall result is an endearing, dysfunctional family that you'll enjoying spending a few hours with.

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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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Jason Bailey
Flavorwire

It speaks volumes about the current shortage of this type of project that so many talented people were willing to attach themselves to a picture as subpar as this one.

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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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Bill Newcott
AARP Movies for Grownups

All too often, the desire of the audience dovetails with that of the characters: We really just want to get the hell out of this house.

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Alice Shen
Solid ensemble dramedy about a dysfunctional family who gathers to sit shiva for their deceased patriarch. Secrets come out, punches are thrown, but no love is… 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
Kevin M. Williams
Well meaning but ultimately vacuous, though saved somewhat by a competent cast that delivers whenever verbal sparring needs materialize.
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
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