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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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.
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."
It makes Mama Meyers' It's Complicated looks like Bergman's Scenes From a Marriage in comparison.
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.
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.
Audience Reviews for Home Again
Really disappointed. I had read some reviews suggesting this isn't a good movie, but I tend to enjoy Reese Witherspoon's chick flicks, so I was prepared to judge for myself. So many things wrong here, I barely know where to start. First of all, the story, what a bore. Divorced single mum to two girls meets a 27 year old guy. She's 40. Not in itself a problem, plenty of movies with older men and young girls and Reese is attractive. I could buy it if there was any chemistry whatsoever between the pair of them. (There's not). The guy has the presence of a cardboard cut out and the other two mates of his are similar in appeal, which is a problem, because for some unknown reason, this movie is just as much about the guys and a movie they want to produce as it is about Reese's Alice. While we are on that, Alice is such a mum in this. For geez sake did she have to be in mum jeans and frumpy blouses nearly every scene? There's some cloying sweetness around a school play and how the young guys pull through for Alice's 11 year old daughter (please), a brief will-she-won't-she with her jackass ex. Lots of fake smiling and euphoria around the so fun dinner table and this movie limps to a very unsatisfactory ending.
Enjoyable but that's about it
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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