Young adult movies are big business. 'The Maze Runner' took over the box office this weekend, proving that the audience for films were young people in science fiction dystopias are forced into violent and terrible predicaments extends beyond the 'Hunger Games' franchise.
This Is Where I Leave You
It was right after I was run over by a food service cart filled with fruit, that’s when I started questioning my motivations and sanity.
“Hey, buddy? Are you OK? Would you like some fruit?” This was the voice of a terrified hotel employee who had just slammed his food service cart into a human being who was sitting outside of a hotel room in which Shawn Levy -- the director of ‘This Is Where I Leave You,’ and probably best known for directing the ‘Night at the Museum’ movies -- was supposedly inside.
The Toronto International Film Festival is considered by many critics and movie fans to be the best in the world, and the list of titles announced for this year's fest is compelling evidence that this is true. In addition to the star-studded gala premieres, the festival is hosting all kinds of fascinating films that you're going to want to keep an eye on.
The 'This Is Where I Leave You' trailer sells a movie that could be unbearably sentimental, or genuinely warm and touching, or funny. It's almost impossible to tell from two-and-a-half minutes of footage. However, you're unlikely to find a stronger cast of likable, funny people than this, and director Shawn Levy is certainly due for a little redemption after making nonsense like 'The Internship' and 'Date Night.'