Don't forget to check out what Wandering Through the Shelves picked, the blog that started Thursday Movie Picks.
Families seem to gather for only a few reasons, funerals, weddings, births, Christmas and when someone returns home. Or in the case of one pick, all of the above.
This Is Where I Leave You
This story is brilliant. All women, set in the 50s, Christmas time, murder mystery and theres music. Unfortunately, only half the songs are good. Of course its based on a play and it feels like it too the way the set is laid out and with the finale bow at the end. The film takes in a homecoming, the eldest daughter, Christmas time and a death. The death is unexpected but its what draws everyone in. It's a 'who done it' with several marvelous twists. And, yes they're all family (except the maid).