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'See You in Valhalla': Skip this cliched family reunion

'See You in Valhalla': Skip this cliched family reunion

The ensemble dramedy "See You in Valhalla" could be the death knell for dysfunctional family reunion movies. It's that bad. Blame it largely on Brent Tarnol's clumsy, clichéd script that his director brother, Jarret, does little to improve upon. When Maxwell "Magnus" Burwood (Jake McDorman), a soulful drug addict with a Viking complex, meets a bizarre death, his siblings descend upon their childhood home and shaky, estranged father (Conor O'Farrell) to sort things out. The Burwood kids include Johanna (Sarah Hyland of "Modern Family"), an artist who left town during a teen pregnancy; Barry (Bret Harrison), a gay psychologist with...

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