Movie Review: This Is Where I Leave You

September 19, 2014 10:59 AM

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Movie Review: This Is Where I Leave You

I went into This Is Where I Leave You with trepidation, mostly having to do with its director, Shawn Levy. The man behind such standard-lowering hits as Cheaper By the Dozen and the Night at the Museum movies, Levy is the filmmaker version of that old saying: To a man with a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.

In Levy's case, the tool of choice is a reflexive jokiness, occasionally layered with schmaltz. So my conundrum is whether I liked This Is Where I Leave You because of or in spite of Levy.

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