Mosaic Film “This is Where I Leave You”

Tuesday, July 23

Released in the USA in 2014, this is a warm and funny movie starring Jane Fonda, Jason Bateman, Adam Driver and Tina Fey.  When their Agnostic Jewish father passes away, four grown siblings, bruised and damaged by their respective adult lives, return to their childhood home for the “Shiva”  and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their mother (Fonda) and an assortment of spouses, exes and ”might-have-beens”. Dealing with their shared history and the confused relationships among the people who know and love them best, they ultimately reconnect in hysterical and emotionally affecting ways amid the chaos, humour, heartache and redemption that only families can provide. What might have been a sombre, “heavy” film is instead a thought provoking but often hilarious look at 7 days in the lives of a dysfunctional but ultimately loving, caring, modern American family.