This is Where I Leave You

"You jump first."

"You jump first."

Rated 4.0

Four adult children (Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Corey Stoll, Adam Driver) gather with their mother (Jane Fonda) to sit shiva for their deceased father, where family chickens come home to roost. The movie is written by Jonathan Tropper (from his novel) and directed by the on-again-off-again Shawn Levy. This time Levy is on; at least, he has a strong script and a fine cast—there is also Kathryn Hahn as Stoll's wife, Rose Byrne and Timothy Olyphant as old flames of Bateman and Fey, and Connie Britton as Driver's therapist/girlfriend—and Levy doesn't muff it, establishing a rhythm that keeps the often-outlandish action within the recognizable bounds of family squabbling. In a well-matched ensemble of equals, Fey especially shines, revealing the fine actress underneath the funny lady from Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock.