The dysfunctional family dramedy is a genre laced with as many clichés as, say, the hero-saves-the-day action movie à la Die Hard (arguably featuring less men wearing wife beaters): An estranged, eccentric family comes together over a life-changing event, helping each other to turn their life around, preferably in the most whimsical way imaginable.
The trailer for This Is Where I Leave You confirms the movie truly earns its place in the genre... with a vengeance.
So… why should you still care?
For one it’s incredibly, incredibly well-cast: Jason Bateman, Corey Stoll, Rose Byrne, Jane Fonda, Adam Driver, Timothy Olyphant and Dax Shepard. Another reason could be that it’s based on a beloved Jonathan Tropper novel which is supposed to be great. Director Shawn Levy made Night at the Museum and Real Steel so... that's good news.
Most importantly: there is nothing new under the sun and originality is the most overrated compliment in the history of movie criticism. There I said it.
Watch the trailer for This Is Where I Leave You below:
Does this trailer stay with you?
[This Is Where I Leave You](movie:404237) will be released September 12, 2014.