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PAGE 8A HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, OCTOBER 3, 2014 Residents of Emeritus Ocoee Senior Living on North Clarke Road enjoy noshing on traditional Rosh Hashanah delights. A dozen guests enjoyed a shofar. Each guest was nated byVitas Hospice Care, Rosh Hashanah celebration given a sampling plate that TooJay's Original Gourmet party at Emeritus Ocoee included apple slices to be Deli, and Publix Super Mar- Senior Living on Thursday, dipped in honey, a slice of kets. Emeritus Life Enrich- Sept. 18. The event is one of raisin challah bread, apiece ment Directors Betty Phillips many provided by The Jew- of gefilte fish with a small and Chris Gerard facilitated ish Pavilion for the benefit cup ofred horseradish, adol- the event. Pavilion Program of seniors in long-term care lop of chopped liver, a slice Director Gloria Green and facilities in the Orlando Met- of traditional honey cake, volunteer Jackie Benfeld are ropolitan Area. These events and for the more adventur- Winter Garden/Windermere are open to any who would ous, a few pieces of pickled residents. like to attend, herring. Many of the guests The Jewish Pavilion staff The event began with a were tasting these foodsfor and volunteers ensure that short Rosh Hashanah ser- the first time-but enjoyed seniors in long-term care vice including lighting of being exposed to new experi- are visited and have the op- candles (battery operated ences. Afterward, LeeHoff- portunity to celebrate the due to fire regulations), and man, a choral arts specialist Sabbath and the Jewish holi- blessings over the bread, visiting from California, days. For more information wine and apple slices. It entertained the grOupwith about The Pavilion, seewww. concluded with hearing the singing and piano playing, jewishpavilion.orgorcall407- blowing of the traditional Food for the party was do- 678-9363. By Pamela Ruben will seem incredibly normal (JasonBateman)havingareal- compared to the highly dys- lybadday.Hediscovershiswife I would recommend seeing functional Altman clan, who in bed with his boss, and then thefilm"ThisisWhereILeave makethisfilma"familyaffair" receives a phone call that his You"beforespendingtimewith in the most unusual ways. father has passed away. Judd your extende.d family. Despite Thedramaticcomedyopens arrives at the family home to their quirks, your own family with character, Judd Altman satisfy his father's dyingwish, that his wife and four children book, Judd got some vigilante moreways than one). Mrs.Alt- spend seven days together at justice involving the cake and man's "boob job" is played for the familyhome sittingshivah some blazing birthday candles laughs, and becomes the butt in his memory. Though the smashed"where the sun don't of one too many jokes, getting children are dismayed by the shine," making his boss suffer in the way, both literally and inconvenience, his mother "in the end." In contrast, the physically, of several poignant (Jane Fonda) announces, "for film portrays Judd more like a moments. The hodgepodge of the next seven days you are all victim, which I am surmising spouses, exes, and unexpected my children again, and you are made him moretikable and re- bedfellows rounds out the Alt- (all) grounded." latable to the audience, butwas man clan, adding interest and I had high hopes for "This farlesssatisfyingfrommypoint complication, and making it is Where I Leave You," as the of view. In the movie, the cake difficultforthefamilytorestin book of the same name is one incident moved swiftly, and peace throughout their week of my favorites, and the author, denied Judd his"just desserts." at home. Jonathan Tropper, also penned As the story unfolded, I The Altmans became more thescreenplay.Ilovedthebook, developed a love/hate rela- likableduringthefilm'ssecond butmerelylikedthemovie.Un- tionship with the members half.Touching, laughable, and fortunately, some of Tropper's of the Altman family, much unexpected moments broke wickedlyfunnyhumorfromthe as they hadwith one another, down the walls between the bookwas lost in translation, or While Judd and sister, Wen@ siblings, and unblocked Judd's merely dropped for being too (Tina Fey) shared a loving and repressed emotions. dark for the tone of the film. believable bond, sibling rivalry While the film didn't quite One of the book's most amongst the three brothers dothebookjustice, Istartedto hilarious and off-putting mo- dominated the screen time. feel at home with the Altman ments, which helped set up Thebrotherswrestleandjabat family by the time the movie the premise of the book, was oneanother, andnotjustphys- came to a close. Family dys- absent from the film. In the ically. Littlest brother, Phillip, functionbegantomakewayfor beginning of both the novel (Adam Driver) never grew up, family bonding, and everyone and movie, Judd arrives home and at 30-something, his boy- got along just alittle bit better. mid-day to bring his wife a ishness has lost its charms on At the week's end members birthday cake surprise. How- justabouteveryone, excepthis of the Altman family went ever, he is the one who gets the mother. Fondaplays HilaryAlt- their separate ways, and I was surprisewhen he finds that she man as awarm, loving, quirky saddened that "this is where I is not celebrating alone. In the matriarch and child psycholo- left them"--wanting to know gist, with a tendency to reveal what the next chapter held for more than appropriate (in the Altman clan. 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