This post was originally published at Novelicious.com and is now at WritingTipsOasis.com. WritingTipsOasis.com acquired Novelicious.com in June 2022.
There are some stonkingly good films based on books in theatres this year, from S. J. Watson’s Before I Go To Sleep and Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn to John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, but one we’re especially excited about is the adaptation of This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper, released September 19. Not only is the book hilarious, but the film has a can’t-lose cast with Jason Bateman (Arrested Development), Connie Britton (Nashville and Owner of the Best Hair Ever – not a film title, just a fact), and everyone’s favourite funny lady Tina Fey (30 Rock) to star.
The novel focuses on four grown siblings, bruised and banged up by their respective adult lives, who are forced to return to their childhood home when their father passes away to live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens. Confronting their history and the frayed states of their relationships among the people who know and love them best, they ultimately reconnect in hysterical and emotionally affecting ways amid the chaos, humor, heartache and redemption that only families can provide – driving us insane even as they remind us of our truest, and often best, selves.Here’s a little peek at the trailer so you can see why we’re so excited about the film.
It’s going to be brilliant. Enough said.
As you know, we always advocate reading the book before you see the film, which is why we’re participating in Warner Bros. Pictures’ #TIWILY book discussion on the film’s Facebook page each Wednesday. Join us and take part in the conversation for a chance to win signed movie posters and a trip to the premiere in Hollywood (if you win, we call dibs on your plus one spot, okay?). We’ll also be hosting our very own book club get together (with wine and snacks) to discuss the book before seeing the film, which we’ll tell you more about later in the month.
Grab a copy of the book this weekend, ‘like’ This is Where I Leave You on Facebook and Twitter and head on over for some fun book chat before the movie’s release on September 19. Until then, this is where we leave you. Geddit? We’ll get our coats.