Tina Fey and Jason Bateman Fight It Out In Trailer For ‘This Is Where I Leave You’

Jason Bateman and Tina Fey as squabbling siblings? Already This Is Where I Leave You has us intrigued. But then add Jane Fonda, ‘Girls’ star Adam Driver, Rose Byrne and Connie Britton to the cast and we might have the best ensemble comedy we’ve seen in a long time.

Tina Fey and Jason Bateman in This Is Where I Leave YouTina Fey and Jason Bateman in This Is Where I Leave You

Based on the novel by Jonathan Tropper, This Is Where I Leave You, follows the dysfunctional Altman family (who were originally the Foxman’s) as they’re forced to spend seven days together following the death of their father.

The movie’s trailer has just been released on the web after Fey and Bateman joined Tropper at the first ever Book-Con to present a panel on the film. The author told the excited audience he was now considering bringing movie stars on all his book tours. Adding “I don't get these kinds of crowds.”

More: Tina Fey And Amy Poehler To Reunite As Sisters On Big Screen

In This Is Where I Leave You Bateman plays Judd Altman, who finds his life turned upside down after he discovers his wife is having an affair with his boss. Soon after, Judd’s father dies and he returns home to his troublesome family learning that his father’s last request was that they’d all come together for a week of sitting Shiva.

More: Jason Bateman learns empathy from family

From the trailer the movie has everything you’d expect from a comedy centring on a mismatched set of siblings. Fights, drinking, heart to hearts, there’s really nothing new here. Still, the all star cast is enough to keep our interest and leave us hoping that the actual movie will offer some more unexpected laughs.

This Is Where I Leave YouThe ensemble cast of This Is Where I Leave You

One thing we can get away without mentioning, however, is Jane Fonda’s breasts. Jane, who plays the family’s uninhibited matriarch had some special bionic cleavage created for the role which the actress apparently had a lot of fun with. “Jane said, ‘I want to see the top prosthetician in L.A. and get really, really big boobs,” director Shawn Levy told Book-con. “To Jane, it was like wearing a chest plate. She would, like, flash passing-by cars!”

This Is Where I Leave You comes to US theatres on September 12th. Click here to view the full trailer.


Contactmusic

Tags: Tina Fey - Jason Bateman

Advertisement

More Tina Fey

Jason Bateman, Tina Fey And The Cast Of "This Is Where I Leave You" Take The Drama To BookCon

Apparently the first ever BookCon, held in NYC over the weekend isn’t just limited to what its name would suggest. Case in point: Tina Fey,...

Tina Fey and Jason Bateman Fight It Out In Trailer For ‘This Is Where I Leave You’

Jason Bateman and Tina Fey as squabbling siblings? Already This Is Where I Leave You has us intrigued. But then add Jane Fonda, ‘Girls’ star...

This Is Where I Leave You Trailer

Judd Foxman thought he had the perfect life with an enjoyable job, a pleasant apartment and a beautiful wife. However, he soon loses it all...

'Mean Girls' 10 Years On: Memes, Memories, And The Cult Of Mean

It's ten years since hit high school comedy Mean Girls was released. Yes, yes: we know it makes you feel old and all that jazz...

Advertisement

Functioning Just Fine! In Praise Of 'Mean Girls' Actor Daniel Franzese's Open Letter

So, it turns out that Mean Girls actor Daniel Franzese isn’t “too gay to function”, and FYI, he hates that saying too. The actor has...

Tina Fey And Amy Poehler Will Go Back To 'The Nest' In New Comedy

Some great news to get you through the hump today: Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are teaming up again in the big screen comedy The...

Muppets Most Wanted Movie Review

Where the 2011 reboot felt effortless in the way it recaptured that warmly anarchic Muppets humour, this sequel feels like it's working every step of...

"Muppets: Most Wanted" Isn't Just For Kids, Apparently

For a kids’ movie, The Muppets: Most Wanted has more than its fair share of decidedly adult jokes. Of course, it’s no surprise that a...

Advertisement

Comments

Tina Fey Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Tina Fey

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All