Life for a single mom in Los Angeles takes an unexpected turn when she allows three young guys to move in with her. Recently separated from her husband, Alice (Reese Witherspoon) finds an unlikely new family and a budding new romance when three young filmmakers move into her guest house. A story of love, friendship, the families we create, Home Again is a modern romantic comedy with one very big life lesson: starting over is not for beginners!
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Movie Reviews: “Home Again”
Movie Review: Chicago Reader
Hallie Meyers-Shyer—who grew up on the sets of her moviemaker mom, Nancy Meyers (The Intern, Something’s Gotta Give)—makes her writing and directing debut with this cloying romantic comedy about a lonely mother of two in LA.
Depressed over her failed marriage and 40th birthday, the heroine (Reese Witherspoon) meets an amorous 27-year-old filmmaker (Pico Alexander, miscast) and his two partners (Nat Wolff, Jon Rudnitsky), who so charm her mother (Candice Bergen) that she invites them to move into the daughter’s guest house.
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.
Movie Review: Screenzealots
The innocuous, good-natured “Home Again” is a sweet little doe-eyed rom-com that delivers more than it promises. What a pleasure to see a film that’s lighthearted and free from the raunch that dominates most chick flicks nowadays.
Reese Witherspoon brings her usual plucky persona to the party as Alice, a recently separated mother of two who has moved from New York back to her childhood home in Los Angeles. On the night of her 40th birthday, the newly single woman meets a trio of broke aspiring filmmakers (Pico Alexander, Nat Wolff, and Jon Rudnitsky) at a bar and after an evening of drinking (among other things), she decides to let the guys move into her guest house. Soon after, a May-December romance blossoms with one of her hunky tenants.
Movie Review: The Critical Critics
Surprisingly again, Reese Witherspoon (Lead Actress Oscar winner for “Walk the Line”) has settled for signing on the dotted line to partake in a woefully rudimentary romantic comedy. Usually considered somewhat of a spark plug in her plucky-type of roles (“Legally Blonde” is the most revered), Witherspoon is curiously reduced to playing what amounts to a walking sleeping pill in first-time writer-director Hallie Meyers-Shyer’s mawkish, contrived comedy Home Again.
Witherspoon toils as Alice Kinney, a 40-year old single mother of two bright young daughters, whose life takes a turn when she separates from her New York City-based, music executive husband Austen (Michael Sheen, “Brad’s Status”). In doing so, she decides to leave the Big Apple with her children and return to her charming childhood home back in Los Angeles where she was pampered by her show business parents. Here Alice figures to get a fresh start, re-inventing herself as an interior decorator, but she has her finances to consider while establishing her freelancing career.