This Is Where I Leave You Thursday, 09 July 2020

This Is Where I Leave You

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Sex scene, sexual references, drug use, coarse language and mature themes.

  • The pitch:

    Skating on thin ice.

  • Starring:

    Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Corey Stoll, Kathryn Hahn, Connie Britton, Timothy Olyphant, Dax Shepard, Debra Monk, Abigail Spencer

  • Directed by:

    Shawn Levy

  • Running time:

    103 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)


    People are punched, wrestled, slammed against the wall, electrocuted, pushed/shoved, tackled, nipple-pinched. Broken glass, smashed crockery, property damage. Car flipped over, man trips over. Dad falling off roof mentioned. Arguing. Blood/gore: Object protruding from skin. Handling a corpse. Bloody cut, bloody nose, injured hand.


    Couple have bedroom sex. Nude couple (side view, rear view), half-nude boy (genitals seen). Kissing (male-female; female-female), flirting, bum-grabbing, undressing. Infidelity. Shirtless man in shower, towel. Skimpy clothing, cleavage. Sexual-themed banter and discussion.


    People share marijuana joints. Alcohol (spirits, wine, beer, shots). Smoking (marijuana, tobacco). Drug-induced behaviour. A man consumes aspirin pills. Growing weed, popping Xanax, cannabis, drug addict, drinking all day, booze, bourbon, whiskey mentioned. Bar setting.


    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch. Name-calling. Derogatory terms for women. Slang and actual terms for genitals. Jokes about homosexuals, disability (deaf children), religion. Religious references and exclamations.


    Family, siblings, relationships, death, grief, infidelity, awkward silences, pregnancy, engagement, forgiveness, therapy, brain damage, regret, divorce, ice-skating, miscarriage, dysfunction, oversharing, reunions.


    Deceased father/husband, cheating wife/boss. Infidelity, miscarriage discussed. Hospital, cemetery, funeral, church, synagogue, bar settings. Faeces, vomiting. Power blackouts. Based on the novel by Jonathan Tropper.


    Funny, audience-friendly, strong, slick, mainstream, real, engaging, solid, naughty, potty-mouthed. Expert cast, supportive score, handsome visuals, humanistic tone, good balance between comedy and drama, natural humour.


    Formulaic, overstuffed, overwritten, busy, unsubtle, airless, contrived, vacuous, vulgar, unmoving. Clunky direction, tidy ending, relentless sexual references, smarmy script.

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