Jason Bateman is back to being a sad sack, and depression never felt so good.
For the audience, at least.
After a sojourn into vengeful asshole in his directorial debut, “Bad Words,” the man still best known for his widower role in “Arrested Development” is now the victim of a double doozy in the adaptation of Jonathan Tropper’s novel “This Is Where I Leave You.”
First, he catches his wife engaged in some nasty spousal betrayal, and then, his father goes and dies, which is especially tragic given the size of his daddy’s junk.
Tina Fey co-stars in the film as Bateman’s understanding — and very protective — sister, while Adam Driver and Corey Stoll complete the foursome of lost children. Rose Byrne, Kathryn Hahn, Timothy Olyphant, Dax Shepard and Connie Britton also are involved in what looks to be a feel good spin on the suburban dramedy.
Shawn Levy‘s film hits theaters on September 12.