Shawn Levy: This Is Where I Leave You

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Director Shawn Levy says This Is Where I Leave You is a rare kind of script. The dysfunctional group comedy, about four adult siblings who are forced to return home and sit shiva when their father dies, evokes dysfunctional group comedies like The Big Chill and Little Miss Sunshine, where every role is substantial. Levy talks about his all-star cast, which includes Jane Fonda, Tina Fey, Jason Bateman, and Adam Driver. The Warner Brothers film is not typical studio fare, with its human scale, blended tone, and untidy ending. Shawn Levy talks about making big studio films in the vein of independent cinema.

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Jenny Radelet