I mentioned Handsome and I went for a double feature and I was sooo ready for a comedy.
This Is Where I Leave You is a comedy-drama film directed by Shawn Levy and based on the book by Jonathan Tropper, who also wrote the film's screenplay. I had never heard of the book, but liked the movie immensely.
The thing with comedies is they are funny, but underneath is a serious undertone.
The blurb: For their father's last request, four siblings reunite at their childhood home for a week of sitting Shiva.
Yeah, that blurb didn't cover half of it! What I liked is the film focused on each character and their conflict and in the end, we see a glimmer of hope. Starring Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Corey Stoll, and Adam Driver. We find a recently divorced brother. A sister holding on to a love for a friend while in a difficult marriage. A brother running the family business and trying to get his wife pregnant. The youngest brother who is labeled "loser," yet is utterly charming. The matriarch--played by Jane Fonda--is totally outrageous.
They argue, fight, hear the most hilarious scene ever over the baby monitor about sex. "This is Where I leave You" has great quips, but we see inside the characters' pain and want them to pull through.
FMI: This is Where I Leave You
Does your family scream, shout, laugh and cry?
Vicki Batman's family is pretty low key and solve lots of problems over a great meal. Find her romantic comedy mystery, Temporarily Employed, at: Amazon or at: The Wild Rose Press You will laugh and cry over this one and probably fall for the hunky hero.