The first official trailer for ‘This is Where I Leave You’ dropped on YouTube Wednesday. The movie, which is based on the book of the same name and written by Jonathan Trooper, stars Jason Bateman who portrays the movie’s protagonist, Judd Foxman, as he returns home for the funeral of his father.
After his father’s funeral, Judd (Jason Bateman), and his siblings are forced to “Sit Shiva”, by their mother who is played by Jane Fonda. Sitting Shiva is a week long mourning period, practiced in Judaism , in which family members will gather together in one home, for seven days, while friends and family come to pay their respects.
As you can see from the trailer, the movie boasts an all-star cast, which includes:
Jason Bateman as Judd Foxman.
Tina Fey as Wendy Foxman, Judd’s sister.
Adam Driver as Phillip Foxman, Judd’s brother.
Corey Stoll as Paul Foxman, Judd’s brother.
Jane Fonda as Hillary Foxman, Judd’s mother.
Connie Britton (Nashville), Rose Byrne (Neighbors), Timothy Olyphant (Justified), Ben Schwartz (House of Lies), and Dax Shepard (Parenthood), are just a few of the talented actors rounding out the cast of supporting characters.
‘This Is Where I Leave You’ is set to hit theaters in September of this year, and is directed by Shawn Levy, who is more notable for his ‘Night at the Museum’ movies, starring Ben Stiller. This type of movie seems to be in Levy’s wheel house, as he also directed or produced ‘Date Night’ (Tina Fey and Steve Carell), ‘The Watch’ (Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill), and ‘The Internship (Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson).
Admittedly, I’m a sucker for these type of movies. They usually make great date night movies with the wife, and I get extra husband points for watching a “Rom-Com” with her and not complaining.
I am excited to see all these actors in one movie, and the fact that Jason Bateman is playing the lead role, will make this movie even more fun to watch. After ‘Arrested Development’, I’ll watch any movie with Bateman in it. The on screen chemistry between Jason Bateman and the rest of the all-star cast should be very interesting and fun to watch.
I am very much looking forward to ‘This Is Where I Leave You’, and I want to know what you think. Let me know in the comment section below, and while you’re there, tell me what you think about “All-Star cast movies”.