Starring: Reece Witherspoon, Nat Wolff, Lake Bell, Michael Sheen, Pico Alexander, Candice Bergen.

Director: Hallie Meyers-Shyer

Release date: 29th September 2017

 

Alice Kinney (Reece Witherspoon) is a single mother to two young girls, who recently moved home to her dad’s house in LA. She’s having a bit of a mid-life crisis and her 40th birthday is fast approaching. She ends up going to a bar with a couple of her friends and bumps into the very handsome, Harry (Pico Alexander). They have an instant connection and Harry goes home with her that night. Harry and his two best friends, Teddy & George are fledgling film makers but are struggling to make any headway. The fact soon surfaces that Alice’s dad was the very famous movie director, John Kinney. The boys are pretty much homeless and so the offer is made for them to stay in Alice’s house. Her mum takes a real shine to the boys and the boys are soon pitching in with parental duties to help Alice with the two girls. The relationship between Alice and her ex, Austen (Michael Sheen) is still on good terms but she’s pretty much done with him. One day, out of the blue, Austen turns up on their doorstep. What is his agenda and how will it affect the new dynamic in the house?

Bought to you by the same team that bought you; The Holiday, It’s Complicated, The Intern and many others, you pretty much know exactly what you’re getting with ‘Home Again’. Like most of those others, it’s a light hearted romantic comedy but with a family and an estranged ex-husband at its centre.

I did really enjoy ‘Home Again’ but unfortunately it wasn’t really anything that I hadn’t seen before in a movie. It’s got a great cast and the 3 guys are very easy on the eye, which is always a bonus. I do like Reece Witherspoon as an actress though. It’s quite rare to see her do a bad film.

If you’re looking for a light hearted rom-com to go along to with a group of your girlfriends for a night out, then you won’t go far wrong with ‘Home Again’. Lots of laughs and beautiful people aplenty.

 

Overall: 7.5/10

 

 

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