Where I might actually leave you…

Second from my list of 4 upcoming movies not on your radar is This is where I leave you. I was pretty excited about this movie. Mostly because I think 2014 has been a very down year for comedies. Just not many of substance, especially with an ensemble cast. I’m a huge fan of Tina Fey and Jason Bateman. I think they both possess an inhuman sense of comedic timing. They can make scenes funny. For a bonus I got some Jane Fonda too (Will you marry me?) my body was ready for this movie.

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The story follows Judd as he returns home for the unfortunate passing of his father. Judd is reeling on the discovery of his wives infidelity with his Boss. His family is as dysfunctional as most movie families are. They are forced to sit Shiva for their fathers funeral, which is ironic because their father wasn’t deeply religious. Making it seven hours with each other probably would have been difficult, would they survive seven entire days?

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Sticks, Stones and Bad Words

Hmmm… an R-rated comedy directed and staring Jason Batemon with children? yeah, sign me up. Today were gonna take a look at Jason Batemon’s of Arrested Development fame directorial debut.  Jason plays Guy Trilby, a 40-year-old man who abuses loophole in the Quill National Spelling Bee.  This loophole allows him to compete in the competition much to the chagrin of parents and tournament faculty.

So the question that is on everyone’s mind.  Why would a grown man participate in a spelling bee designed for children.  Guy is rude and doesn’t seem have an ounce of shame about hijacking the competition and he doesn’t care about the number of insults or racial slurs he has to throw along the way.

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