Homecoming (2009)

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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 people around town; back in high school Mike and his girlfriend Shelby (Mischa Barton) were a fairly hot item, but while Mike has moved on, Shelby has not. The former homecoming queen would like nothing more than to remove Elizabeth from the picture -- permanently -- and when a freak car accident leaves Mike's new girlfriend at the mercy of his bitter ex, Shelby prepares to do whatever it takes to win her old boyfriend back once and for all.
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R
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Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Cast

Mischa Barton
as Shelby
Jessica Stroup
as Elizabeth
Matt Long
as Mike
Matt Long
as Mike
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Critic Reviews for Homecoming

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (9)

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Full Review… | November 16, 2011
Time Out
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Neither trashy nor self-consciously funny enough to make its genre-trapped ludicrousness sing.

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

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

Full Review… | July 17, 2009
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 16, 2009
Hollywood Reporter
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Homecoming is coldly efficient for what it is. But what it is is trash.

July 16, 2009
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for Homecoming

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.

Erin Collins
Erin Collins

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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.

Fascade Fiveoneeight
Fascade Fiveoneeight

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.

Daisy  Maduro
Daisy Maduro

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