A Misanthrope’s Guide to the Movies: This Is Where I Leave You

We’re back, bitches. Maybe you didn’t even know we were gone. Doesn’t matter, your year just got a little whole lot better.

We had awesome summers, thanks for asking, and we watched a lot of movies. But we don’t have the time or energy to review every movie we’ve seen since we left you. That’s what Yahoo Movies is for. We’re here to review one movie, with the star-studded cast of at least two movies: This is Where I Leave You.

This is Where I Leave You is a movie based on a book (I know, right? Who knew that was allowed?). Both the novel and the screenplay were written by the same guy, Jonathan Tropper. The book is laugh out loud hilarious. The movie exists. It’s the story of a family whose members hate each other (but not really) and are forced to sit shiva–a week long Jewish mourning tradition–after the death of their father. Though the dead patriarch was apparently secular, bringing his family together in mourning was his dying wish. Hilarity is supposed to ensue. [Ed: Does it? You’ll have to click through the jump to find out. We’re on the edge of our seats.]

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(Another) Study break of the day: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are hosting the Golden Globes


You guys, it’s really happening! NBC made the incredibly wise choice of tapping our dream BFFs Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to host the 70th Annual Golden Globes on January 13th. Their first official ad as hosts was released today, along with the list of nominees. I, for one, am outraged that Matthew McConaughey was snubbed for his sultry, drool-worthy inspiring performance in Magic Mike. But hey, Daniel Day Lewis lived as Lincoln for two months, so I guess that’s cool, too.