As I mentioned in the preceding post, we made our way to the new Cinemark Movie theater Complex in McCandless this afternoon and took in the movie "This Is Where I Leave You". The movie is based on novel by Jonathan Topper, and is about a family who is called together by their mother to sit shiva for their recently deceased father.
I had read this book back in 2012, and, well, you never know how a book will translate to the big screen, but we both really enjoyed this story about this somewhat dysfunctional family drawn together under such circumstances.
The movie stars Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, and Jane Fonda. Each of them, as well as the rest of the cast are very good in this movie. This is a terrific family story - funny, sad, touching, and sentimental.
Well worth seeing.
And for what it is worth, this is what I wrote about the Topper novel back in 2012: