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When their father dies, four siblings return home to sit shiva with their mother (Jane Fonda) for seven days, giving them ample time to air grievances. The most adult movie director Shawn Levy has attempted has laughs and the occasional moment that is almost touching or almost profound, but never reaches the goal. It’s hard to shake the feeling of being manipulated in artless ways. The cast is very enjoyable, including Jason Bateman, Fonda and Adam Driver, but most characters (especially Tina Fey’s) are portrayed in a shallow fashion.
2014-U.S. 103 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Shawn Levy. Screenplay, Novel: Jonathan Tropper. Cast: Jason Bateman (Judd Altman), Tina Fey (Wendy Altman), Adam Driver (Philip Altman), Rose Byrne, Corey Stoll, Kathryn Hahn… Connie Britton, Timothy Olyphant, Dax Shepard, Jane Fonda.