Review by Amber
Judd Altman is having a bad week. He first discovers that his wife has been cheating on him—with his boss—for the past year. Soon after, his sister calls to tell him that his father has passed away. Now he must return to his childhood home in order to attend the funeral service and mourn with his family. Based on the novel by Jonathan Tropper, who adapted his work for the screen, This is Where I Leave You is a story of love, loss, and a highly dysfunctional family.
Rant by Gene
Seth Rogen is at just about the peak of the comedy mountain in Hollywood today. And when he’s not making funny movies, he’s ripping on Justin Bieber, so what’s not to love?!? All joking aside, I think Seth Rogen is quite a funny guy. He strikes me as the kind of guy that people are just drawn to and intrigued with just to find out how he can make this or that situation funny. Unfortunately, the foul language and crass scenes he’s become synonymous with often make me leery of seeing new films of his. I have not seen his new film, Neighbors, co-starring Zac Efron and Rose Byrne, but I suspect there will be plenty of funny moments with the occasional inappropriate and unnecessary scenes aimed directly at teenage boys. Given all that, I was very pleased to read some comments of his regarding typical marriages shown in movies today.