HOME AGAIN stars Reese Witherspoon ("Big Little Lies," Wild, Walk The Line, Sweet Home Alabama) 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.





Review

Directed by Hallie Meyers-Shyer daughter of Nancy Myers who brought us films such as The Holiday and It’s Complicated and perhaps that’s all you need to know as Home Again follows the same formula as her mother’s films, i.e. super rich upper class Americans who live in a fantasy world where reality takes a back seat.

Home Again sees the ridiculous notion that a middle age single mother, even if it is Reese Witherspoon, can move three young men into her house like some soft furnishings that she’s bought at the local home store and it have no effect on her two young daughters, who bizarrely actually see their presence as a benefit. As one of the “male guests” emerge from their mother’s bedroom one of the children asks,” Are you friends with my mum?”

Home again plays no better than the average US TV sitcom and even has striking similarities to New Girl, the comedy that sees Zooey Deschanel’s character staying in a flat with three young guys, the only difference between the two is there’s no sex thrown into the mix in New Girl.

Reese Witherspoon is a far better actress than this piece of forgettable nonsense suggests and it’s hard to find any sympathy or even care for a character who appears to have everything but wants even more.

Thankfully for her Home Again won’t linger to long in the memory of anyone that sees it.






Home Again (12A)

97mins

Director: Hallie Meyers-Shyer
Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Pico Alexander, Nat Wolff, Jon Rudnitsky, Michael Sheen, Candice Bergen, Lake Bell

UK Release: Friday 29th September 2017







Home Again - "Old Enough" Clip

Home Again - "Hold It Together"