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Homecoming (2009)



Average Rating: 3.1/10
Critic Reviews: 10
Fresh: 0 | Rotten: 10

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A former small-town golden boy returns to his hometown with his new girlfriend, only to find that his onetime high-school sweetheart isn't willing to let go of the past. In the working-class town where Mike (Matt Long) grew up, football is everything. A few months after leaving for Northwestern University on a scholarship, Mike arrives back home for Christmas break with his pretty new girlfriend, Elizabeth (Jessica Stroup), in tow. Seeing Mike with another woman comes a quite a shock to the


Mystery & Suspense, Horror

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Apr 20, 2010

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Neither trashy nor self-consciously funny enough to make its genre-trapped ludicrousness sing.

July 20, 2009 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
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As ineffectual police work and broken feet stack up, the silliness gets out of hand.

July 17, 2009 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
New York Daily News
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Everything, including the ending, plays out exactly as you'd expect.

July 17, 2009 Full Review Source: New York Post
New York Post
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An unmitigated B-movie that isn't thrilling enough or cheesy enough to make it worth the trip.

July 17, 2009
Hollywood Reporter
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Homecoming is coldly efficient for what it is. But what it is is trash.

July 17, 2009
New York Times
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Nothing in the film is truly, laughably bad, but then -- unlike this year's Obsessed -- nothing is campily entertaining, either.

July 16, 2009 Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger
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This ripoff of "Misery" will make you miserable. Paul Chambers, CNN.

May 1, 2010 Full Review Source: CNNRadio

...there is so little new or innovative about it that if you're a normal moviegoer, you've seen it all before.

April 12, 2010 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

Rent Obsessed instead. That one you can at least laugh at.

October 7, 2009 Full Review Source: Dread Central

Too lazy, preposterous and inane to even be considered as a guilty pleasure.

July 22, 2009 Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru
NYC Movie Guru

The movie takes a premise that might have served as the basis of a weepy romantic drama and turns it into something very different, but no less insulting.

July 17, 2009 Full Review Source: Critic's Notebook
Critic's Notebook

When is a movie remake not a movie remake? When the filmmakers involved know what they've made is so wretched they don't dare admit it. The most oblivious MTV viewer won't miss the blatant plagiarism.

July 17, 2009 Full Review Source:

Rooted by a nice sense of place but, much like its real life namesake, Homecoming isn't age-appropriate for everyone -- maybe just those in high school, or barely removed. Others will likely find the familiarity more humdrum than effectively nostal

July 17, 2009 Full Review Source: Shared Darkness
Shared Darkness

A silly, low-rent mash-up of Misery and Fatal Attraction, featuring neither the clever psychology of the former nor the layers of emasculation and consequence of the latter.

July 17, 2009 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

You can tell where this is all going, and the familiarity wouldn't be so bad if this cast could have some fun with the cliches. Alas, these CW stars pout and frown and yell, while lumbering and plodding through the Stephen King/Rob Reiner playbook.

July 17, 2009 Full Review Source: MSNBC

Teen thriller/romance is gory but ho-hum. Skip it.

July 17, 2009 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Homecoming is Exhibit A in how casting can make--or in this case, break--a genre picture.

July 16, 2009 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

A bizarre mash-up of Fatal Attraction and Stephen King's Misery, with so many risible premises that it's hard to know where to begin.

July 16, 2009 Full Review Source: Hollywood & Fine
Hollywood & Fine

Audience Reviews for Homecoming

Really crappy movie.. the story line was good but the acting was off. Only by Mischa Barton. I just haven't liked anything she has been in since The Sixth Sense. This movie was released in July and I just watched it on t.v. Just shows you how bad it was. I did think Matt Long was good and Jessica Stroup. Liked their performance. But the movie was predictable and just blah.
September 27, 2009

Super Reviewer

This movie wasn't too bad...mental glimpses of "Misery" and "Fatal Attraction" gives you this fairly good teen gone to college from former small town...and comes back home to visit...with complications from and old flame which includes his new main squeeze...see this it was interesting.
June 23, 2010

Super Reviewer

Decent. Barton was better in this than she was in the O.C. Pretty predictable, and funny that the director is the same one that directs the TV show Teen Mom.
August 27, 2011

Super Reviewer

After watching Homecoming, I found it a weak mix between Fatal Attraction and Misery.The plot was nothing new we had seen before, a scholarship was given to Mike, a role for Matt Long, so he came back for Christmas and brought his new girlfriend, Elizabeth. But Mike's ex girlfriend Shelby, great performance by Misha Barton, in a bad role, she was not happy to see him back with a girlfriend and wanted Elizabeth out of the picture.She hit Elizabeth with her car and left her injured, so she took her in her house to take care of her but as a prisoner.So she could do everything to get Mike back.The ending could have been better. Elizabeth was rescued by Mike. and hit Shelby several times with a helmet, still it appeared she will woke up in the end.So there might be a sequel for this crap? So much in this movie was never clearly explained.
May 16, 2010
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