Hey guys! Horroella here...
In case life hasn't already taught you firsthand, families can be tough. They are simultaneously the best and the worst thing that has ever happened to you, and movies are often the best outlet for you conflicting emotions of joy and total frustration. Being able to see and relate to the conflicts onscreen lets us know that we are not alone, and all families are a little screwed up.
The new film from Shawn Levy (NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM, DATE NIGHT) seems to be a prime example. Based on the book by Jonathan Tropper (who also penned the screenplay), the story follows a family forced to reunite and spend a week together after the death of the patriarch.
The trailer highlights more of the comedic moments, but also hints at the underlying family and interpersonal conflicts that could give the film a more serious tone.
Whichever route they go, the cast is fantastic, and includes Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Rose Byrne, Adam Driver, Jane Fonda, Corey Stoll, Connie Britton, Kathryn Hahn, Timothy Olyphant and Dax Shepard.
THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU opens September 12th. What do you guys think?
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.