Turning Mourning Into Comedy: Jason Bateman and Tina Fey Sit Shiva, Hollywood Style

The Jewish mourning ritual has rarely featured in Hollywood movies, but new comedy-drama 'This is Where I Leave You’ places it at the heart of events. Writer Jonathan Tropper explains why.

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“Seven days? I don’t know if you’re gonna make it,” one woman says to the four grown Altman children who have come home to sit shiva for their father in “This is Where I Leave You,” the star-studded new film...