When their father passes away, four grown siblings 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.
Movies in the vein of 'Little Miss Sunshine' and 'The Way Way Back': indie dramedies portraying the rivalries, squabbles, and resentments of seriously dysfunctional families. Hopefully they don't hit too close to home!
Just who exactly says funerals have to be such gloomy affairs? Society, yes. Family members in attendance, true. Our own inherent sense of decency, fair enough. Well, anyway - these directors have managed to find the funny side of death regardless of the naysayers!
For those not familiar with the term, this collection offers the very best dramatic comedy modern cinema has to offer: including Paul Giamatti in 'Sideways', Paul Giamatii in 'Win Win', Paul Giamatti in 'American Splendor'... wait a minute
From cynical Irish social dramedy 'Calvary' to frankly stressful character study 'Whiplash', 2014 was a great year for drama. Feel free to use this list as a springboard for why you loved/ hated 'Boyhood'!