Saturday Night In: This is Where I Leave You (2014)

Sometimes you just don’t feel like going out or doing anything on a Saturday night other than lying in bed watching a movie. These movies might not be specific to one genre but they usually have one thing in common, they are easy to watch. These new posts are recommendations for easy to watch movies that you might enjoy on you Saturday night in.

This week’s recommendation is: This Is Where I Leave You

This Is Where I Leave You

Recommendation: This movie is perfect blend of comedy and drama that centres on a somewhat dysfunctional family. If the movie had leaned too far towards the comedy then it wouldn’t work, and the same goes for the drama. The movie was critised for being too soft and for pulling its punches, so to speak, but I believe that is where this movie works. This Is Where I Leave You works because you can have a laugh, you can feel something and at the same time it is an easy to watch movie. When you bring together such a talented cast like the one in This Is Where I Leave You, it is easy to see why there is heart in this movie.

Synopsis: 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, humour, heartache and redemption that only families can provide-driving us insane even as they remind us of our truest, and often best, selves.  Written by Warner Bros.

Director: Shawn Levy

Starring Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver, Corey Stoll, Jane Fonda, Rose Byrne, Kathryn Hahn, Connie Britton, Ben Schwartz, Timothy Olyphant, Aaron Lazar, Abigail Spencer, Debra Monk, Dax Shepard

Running Time: 103mins

Rating: M Sex scene, sexual references, drug use, coarse language and mature themes

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Image via Warner Brothers

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2 thoughts on “Saturday Night In: This is Where I Leave You (2014)

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  1. Haha, I keep waiting for Kylo Ren to pull his lightsaber out 😂😂 As you know I am not a huge fan of comedies, but I do have to say that I like the look of this trailer. And the cast is pretty good as well. Might give this one a go, great post 😀

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