This Is Where I Leave You
Prodded by their non-Jewish mother (Jane Fonda) to sit shiva at the request of their late Jewish father, the hyperdysfunctional Altmans learn, predictably, that real solidarity brings both consolation and redemption. The best and liveliest character is Ben Schwartz, the unconventional young rabbi. The film is based on Jonathan Tropper’s popular novel of the same name. Warner Bros. Pictures.