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Home Again (2017)



Critic Consensus: Home Again gathers a talented crowd of rom-com veterans on both sides of the camera -- all of whom have unfortunately done far better work.

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HOME AGAIN stars Reese Witherspoon as Alice Kinney in a modern romantic comedy. Recently separated from her husband, (Michael Sheen), Alice decides to start over by moving back to her hometown of Los Angeles with her two young daughters. During a night out on her 40th birthday, Alice meets three aspiring filmmakers who happen to be in need of a place to live. Alice agrees to let the guys stay in her guest house temporarily, but the arrangement ends up unfolding in unexpected ways. Alice's unlikely new family and new romance comes to a crashing halt when her ex-husband shows up, suitcase in hand. HOME AGAIN is a story of love, friendship, and the families we create. And one very big life lesson: Starting over is not for beginners.


Nat Wolff
as Teddy
Reid Scott
as Justin
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Witherspoon lacks the abandon the May-December love angle requires, and the movie is so tidily formulaic that it feels as if it's been airbrushed; the send-up of Hollywood falls flat too.

September 14, 2017 | Full Review…

Artificial and reeking of white privilege, this is the kind of movie that causes regular folks to shake their heads and mutter things about "entitlement" when speaking of the "Hollywood elite."

September 9, 2017 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

It makes Mama Meyers' It's Complicated looks like Bergman's Scenes From a Marriage in comparison.

September 8, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Witherspoon is a genuine fireball, and it takes a lot to muffle her high spirits in a blanket of bland. So congratulations, Home Again. Against all odds, you've done it.

September 8, 2017 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

As the credits roll, it can be said that Home Again is a tight, witty script from a first-time director with a long list of hits ahead of her - and, of course, the golden age of Hollywood dynasties lighting her way.

September 8, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Home Again is built on presumptions of such staggering privilege and naiveté, it ends up coming by much of its comedy accidentally.

September 8, 2017 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
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Home Again's tagline... ironically titled "Starting over is not for beginners" out of everything that could have been possible... suggests that it must take a huge miracle to begin starting over. The problem here is that if it would ever be possible, I sure wish everyone that worked on this film that also worked on previous films; this means you too, Reese Witherspoon; gets a head start to starting over their career from their roots. We could easily pretend this film wouldn't exist otherwise in the canonical plot.

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