Reviews: This Is Where I Leave You (2014)

this_is_where_i_leave_youReviews for this film from our members:

  • José Arce @ [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Comedia dramática enmarcada dentro del subgénero charlemos-para-reencontrarnos que funciona bastante bien y sin complicaciones gracias a un estupendo reparto. Merece una oportunidad.
  • Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire
    • Excerpt: Even these gifted actors can’t do anything with the Hallmark platitudes and hoary clichés of the warmed-over melodrama that ultimately smothers what could have been a decent ensemble comedy.
  • Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @
    • Excerpt: A dramedy that provides humor, heartbreak, and vulnerable characters we can empathize with as they live out their messy days.
  • Samuel Castro @ [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: El intento de una comedia familiar, cuyos buenos actores intentan hacer lo posible con un guión en el que pasan todas las desgracias posibles.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Veteran Oscar winner Fonda manages to balance the laughs with some genuine feeling, but it’s only Tina Fey(!) who creates a character of any real depth.
  • Jim Dixon @
    • Excerpt: The acting is good and Levy’s direction, even if veering into some stock movie moments at times, also boasts some perceptive touches, as when Judd puts on an old set of headphones to drown out the chatter upstairs. Like an English garden, “This Is Where I Leave You” is overgrown and even a little messy, but certainly not without charm.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: The film becomes sentimental, but it earns that quality with the bite of its earlier scenes.
  • Susan Granger @
    • Excerpt: Implausibly exaggerated dramedy, wasting the efforts of so many talented people
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: This Is Where I Leave You is one of those facile crowd-pleasers rather than a weighty think piece, but it also enables the viewer to put on their blinders, shake out the film’s false notes and allow it to hit a sweet spot that feels closer to home than manufactured Hollywood domain. Take it as a more enjoyably benign and less demanding version of “August: Osage County,” and you’ll get along fine.
  • Kristin Dreyer Kramer @
  • Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat
  • Ross Miller @ Thoughts On Film
    • Excerpt: Does the film set the world alight? Not particularly, but it showcases great performances and a smart, often viscerally forthright script permeated by a mix of dark and playful humour.
  • Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer
    • Excerpt: This is Why I Love You, Jane Fonda.
  • [New – 3/6/15] | Sarah Ward @ artsHub

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