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‘This Is Where I Leave You’ Trailer: One Stellar Cast Comes Together for a Funeral

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.’

Written by Jonathan Tropper and based on his novel of the same name, the film follows a dysfunctional Jewish family that reunites for a week of sitting Shiva after their patriarch dies. All kinds of hijinks ensue, including masturbation jokes and touching heart-to-heart conversations between siblings. It helps that the cast includes the likes of Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Connie Britton, Timothy Olyphant and Corey Stoll. Yes, this is a warm family dramedy starring people from ‘Arrested Development,’ ‘30 Rock,’ ‘Star Wars: Episode 7,’ ‘American Horror Story,’ ‘Justified‘ and ‘House of Cards.’ Of course we’re interested in seeing how this turns out.

Here’s the official 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, humor, heartache and redemption that only families can provide— driving us insane even as they remind us of our truest, and often best, selves.

‘This Is Where I Leave You’ opens on September 12, 2014.

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