You Again (2010)
Successful PR pro Marni heads home for her older brother's wedding and discovers that he's marrying her high school arch nemesis, who's conveniently forgotten their problematic past. Then the bride's jet-setting aunt bursts in and Marni's not-so-jet-setting mom comes face to face with her own high school rival. The claws come out and old wounds are opened in this crazy comedy that proves that not all rivalries are forever.
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Critic Reviews for You Again
Yes, this is shrill, crass mainstream Hollywood product, but it has a tendency towards lurid kitsch freakout which makes it not just relentlessly entertaining, but borderline subversive.
It's so inconsistent and broadly drawn that wrongheaded is the operative term.
The veteran actresses' easy rapport and sheer exuberance are the only real fresh spots in a story you'll recognize from a mile away.
How do I loathe thee? Let me count the ways. This is an epic failure on every level.
Even the best performers can only do so much to elevate mediocre material.
Pretty much the end of Disney's attempt to make Kristen Bell "America's Sweetheart."
...the majority of this stuff wouldn't pass muster on even the hackiest of sitcoms...
Featuring caricatures instead of characters, "You Again" is a tired and formulaic comedy with few funny moments.
This pointless trek to Not Funny chose to be as nice as possible every step of the way. And that just makes no sense.
Like staring at whorehouse wallpaper: it's sort of interesting, but you have a strong feeling you might be wasting your time. [Blu-ray]
All soft furnishings and gleaming teeth, it's inoffensive, made for in-flight viewing...
Appropriately titled, You Again won't win any prizes for originality but it does deliver just enough girly fun.
Joining the rank ranks of The Hottie And The Nottie, Gigli, Licence To Wed and any film where Matthew McConaughey gets his groove on with a girl is yet another unspeakably awful rom-com.
In this ditzy whirl nothing is pushed too far -- the bad aren't really bad, they're all sorry. And the assumption that high school is where it all happens is ringingly endorsed.
You Again may have some very experienced faces in the cast, but the end product still turns out to be disappointingly cliched and trite.
It's left to old pros Jamie Lee Curtis and Sigourney Weaver to add class to the proceedings, which they would if they weren't wasted on tedious slapstick.
A clever, perhaps even brilliant idea for a black comedy has here been slathered and stifled in a thick treacly layer of Disney-sentimental gloop.
Matters get a little saccharine and conciliatory near the end, but so do Shakespeare's comedies. Take what you get and enjoy it.
Curtis and Weaver put on their game faces, but the script is consistently intent on embarrassing them, and it doesn't spare Kristin Chenoweth, forced to trot out her sparkly-pixie routines from Glee as a super-duper wedding planner.
There are very few laughs, too much stupid slapstick, and I hated the way it turns schmaltzy-sweet by the end.
Audience Reviews for You Again
This movie was awful. Not only was the music and acting horrible, but I did not laugh once in this movie. In the end it was depressing abd sad, and the only reason I give it 1 star is because i'm being generous, im serious people, never, never, never edure the pain I experienced with this.More
This movie is one of the worst movies I've ever seen. It's absolutely painful and boring to watch. A very predictable story, which is to be expected, but there are several unlikeable characters and I hated the main character which is not a good thing. The characters are just complete annoying idiots. I hated this movie.
I know, I know - this is disposable Hollywood pap. And yet, it was kind of good. I liked seeing Kristen Bell with two legends (Sigourney Weaver and Jamie Lee Curtis), and Betty White was the cherry on top. Fun, couply movie for... couples... but not without some good laughs. The first hour is pretty solid before it drips into Hallmark territory in the end, but this film was much more entertaining than I expected.More
Wow, I can't believe how bad this movie was. It doesn't work on any level, even as a basic comedy! So many great actresses completely wasted on this cliche tale of post-High School prepubescent drama that no one should take for a grain of salt.
It's not anything it thinks it is, funny, insightful, emotional, witty; just... no. None of that. The ONLY reason I made it through 1 hour and 45 minutes of this utter garbage is because of my respect for Weaver and Bell.
You Again Quotes
- Ants carried away her contacts.
- What kind of ants where they?
- I forgot to ask them.
- Marni, what happened to you?
- I took a shortcut.
- Through a wood chipper?
- Scientific fact: When you wear a blindfold, you rely on your stomach. I already lost six pounds.
- And where did you go to medical school?
- You stole Richie Philipps from me!
- Richie Philipps from High School?
- I was in love with him!
- You were in love with him?
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