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 dont know if youre 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...