THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU — Review by Kristy Puchko

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ThisiswhereILeaveYouA couple of summers ago, there was a novel that at a point made my mother-in-law laugh so hard, we feared she might pass out from lack of oxygen. Naturally, as soon as she recovered, everyone on this family vacation asked to be the next to read this dangerously hilarious book This Is Where I Leave You. Next it was my father-in-law, who guffawed so loud it scared the birds nearby into taking flight. Then it was my turn to discover the moment in its first chapter that led me to laugh so hard I teared up. Unfortunately, the first act button that involved a birthday cake being used as a weapon has been cut from the Jonathan Tropper novel’s movie adaptation. Fortunately, the blend of heartbreaking moments and hilarity that made up the other 351 other pages of This Is Where I Leave You are largely in tact.Read more.>>

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Kristy Puchko

Kristy Puchko is a New York-based entertainment writer and film critic whose work has appeared on sites like Cinema Blend, Pop Crush, Screen Crush, CBR's Spinoff, Next Movie, The Film Stage, and Jezebel. After receiving her B.A. in Film Studies from Brooklyn College and the Macaulay Honors College, Kristy spent several years in post-production before she was wooed by the world of blogging. Since then, the movie obsession she's harbored since girlhood has served her well, playing into countless editorials, interviews, reviews, and infographics. You can keep up with her on Twitter: @KristyPuchko