Home Again (review)

Home Again (review)
Home Again (review)
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I’m sure she hates seeing this, but the apple doesn’t fall far: Writer/director Hailey Meyers-Shyer is the daughter of Nancy Meyers (The Intern, What Women Want, It’s Complicated) and their rom-com styles are similar. As usual, it’s female centric with Reese Witherspoon turning on the charm, as a newly-separated mother of 2, who ends up with 3 twenty-something men living in her guest house (and 1 ending up in her bed). The inevitable complications arise when the husband (Michael Sheen) crashes this unique family arrangement. While it’s infused with the expected sincere emotions and lighthearted interactions, the actual comedy is sparse. It’s more about the characters and the entire cast creates likeable individuals. I’m sure Meyers-Shyer made her mamma proud, but this amiable movie is not taking the genre in any new directions.

 

3.5 Stars (3.5 / 5)

 

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