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WATCH: Siblings Tina Fey, Adam Driver and Jason Bateman in Trailer for 'This is Where I Leave You'

Thompson on Hollywood By Katelyn Trott | Thompson on Hollywood May 30, 2014 at 2:15PM

The trailer has landed for the latest literary adaptation, the Shawn Levy dramedy "This is Where I Leave You" (September 12), adapted by Jonathan Tropper from his own 2009 novel. A funeral brings together a raucous dysfunctional family to repair lost relationships and their surrounding lives.
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'This is Where I Leave You'
'This is Where I Leave You'

The trailer has landed for the latest literary adaptation, the Shawn Levy funeral dramedy "This is Where I Leave You" (September 12), adapted by Jonathan Tropper from his own 2009 novel. Tina Fey plays the estranged sister of three brothers (Jason Bateman, Adam Driver and Corey Stoll). The quadrille are reunited by their father's death-- only to be imprisoned by their psychologist mother (Jane Fonda), who is determined to reunite her family. “We need a new term for the tone," Tina Fey told EW. "It’s not a dark comedy—because it’s not that dark. But it’s an ­emotional ­comedy."

All four siblings are struggling with the opposite sex. Mom Fey still nurtures a crush on the boy next door (Timothy Olyphant); Bateman lost both his wife and his job when his wife got together with his boss; Stoll hasn't been able to father a child; Driver brings home his cougar girlfriend (Connie Britton). 

Director Levy ("Night at the Museum") worked with Fey before as a producer on "Date Night."


This article is related to: Tina Fey, Jason Bateman, Corey Stoll, Adam Driver, Connie Britton, Timothy Olyphant, Jane Fonda, This Is Where I Leave You


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.