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Are you like me and you love to read the book before the movie? In high school, I took a film adaptation class and we read books before we saw the film, analyzing The Great Gatsby to The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. We discussed what was left in and what was left in, discerning the screen writer’s decisions and how literary elements are transported to the screen. Ever since then, I’ve always been interested in films that are adaptations and I look for faithful re-tellings of stories.
This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper is one such book about to be released as a feature film featuring an ensemble cast including Golden Globe winner Jason Bateman (“Arrested Development”); Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Tina Fey (“30 Rock”); and two-time Oscar® winner, multiple Golden Globe honoree and 2013 Emmy Award nominee Jane Fonda (“Klute,” “Coming Home,” HBO’s “The Newsroom”). Tropper wrote the screenplay and he certainly knows his material better than anyone – so will that make this a great film? Check out a sneak peek here:
The story goes like this: When their father passes away, four grown siblings, bruised and banged up by their respective adult lives, are forced to return to their childhood home and 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.
I plan on reading This is Where I Leave You and hosting a book club at my house and I plan to join the #TIWILY/ #TIWILYbookclub discussion on Twitter and on the film’s Facebook page, running every Wednesday. By taking part in the conversation, I’ll have a chance to win signed movie posters and a trip to the premiere in Hollywood. Not only that, but I was fortunate to receive a book club kit that includes copies of the novel by Jonathan Tropper, journals, and even a few wine glasses. I’m giving the books out now and we ‘ll be meeting around September 10th to talk about it, and then we’ll see the movie about a week later.
You have time to read it, too, and you can even stop back here in a few weeks and discuss the book with me before the film comes out. Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Warner Brothers.