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After Judd Altman (Jason Bateman) comes home to his find his wife is cheating on him, he later learns his father has passed away. His father’s dying wish was for his family to participate in seven days of sitting, Shiva. Judd’s two brothers and sister Wendy (Tina Fey) must live together with their mother and significant others for one week, which naturally leads to a series of dramatic events. These events range from divorce, to pregnancy to physical fights. The funniest part of the movie was Wendy’s child carrying around his portable toilet to use it outside. Although Fey and Bateman portray a very realistic love-hate sibling relationship, the movie was a failure.  I had higher hopes for this movie, considering the great group of actors. If I had been better prepared for the lack of comedy in the movie and the strong drama, I might have liked it better. The movie was listed as a comedy/drama but overall was very depressing, with a few jokes sprinkled in.


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