The trailer of This is Where I Leave You starring Jason Bateman is more likely to make you smile than laugh out loud.

The story involves a father passing away and their four grown children being forced to live under the same roof together at home for a week. The ‘comedy’ comes with them confronting their history and the frayed states of their relationships!

Lets hope when you see the movie you’re get involved in the characters it is more enticing!

This is Where I Leave You – Official Information

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 Bateman (Arrested Development); Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Tina Fey (30 Rock); and two-time Oscar® winner, multiple Golden Globe honoree and 2013 Emmy Award nominee Jane Fonda (Klute, Coming Home, HBO’s The Newsroom).

When their father passes away, four grown siblings, bruised and banged up by their respective adult lives, are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens. 

Confronting their history and the frayed states of their relationships among the people who know and love them best, they ultimately reconnect in hysterical and emotionally affecting ways amid the chaos, humor, heartache and redemption that only families can provide—driving us insane even as they remind us of our truest, and often best, selves.

Levy, who helmed the blockbuster Night at the Museum films, as well as Date Night and Real Steel, directs from a screenplay by Jonathan Tropper.

The film also stars Adam Driver (HBO’s Girls), Rose Byrne (Bridesmaids, X-Men: First Class), Corey Stoll (House of Cards, Midnight in Paris), Kathryn Hahn (NBC’s Parks and Recreation).

This is Where I Leave You is produced by Paula Weinstein (The Perfect Storm, HBO’s Recount) Shawn Levy, and Jeffrey Levine (HBO’s Too Big to Fail). Mary McLaglen (Real Steel, The Proposal) and Jonathan Tropper serve as executive producers. The creative filmmaking team includes director of photography Terry Stacey (Safe Haven, 50/50), production designer Ford Wheeler (Rachel Getting Married), editor Dean Zimmerman (Real Steel) and costume designer Susan Lyall (RED). The music is by Oscar®-winning composer Michael Giacchino (Up).

Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Spring Creek Production, a 21 Laps Production, a Shawn Levy Film: This is Where I Leave You, opening September 12, 2014. It will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment company.

This film has been rated R for language, sexual content and some drug use.

This is Where I Leave You – Theatrical Release dates

US and Canada: September 12, 2014

Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online