HOME AGAIN (2017): It’s…

Home Again (2017), Reece Witherspoon
Home Again (2017), Reece Witherspoon

Home Again is a comedy / drama / romance that’s written and directed by Hallie Meyers-Shyer; daughter of popular romantic comedy filmmaker Nancy Meyers (It’s Complicated (2009), Something’s Gotta Give (2003), The Holiday (2006), etc).

The reason I was drawn to this film is simple, Reese Witherspoon and the chance to see her in a fun-(ish) movie. By the end of Meyers-Shyer’s story about an LA single mother, whose life takes an unexpected turn when she allows three young guys to move in with her, I was left wanting. I found myself feeling as though absolutely nothing had happened in the movie, even though I’d just sat and watched it for 1.5 hours. 

I promise that I’m not deliberately trying to sound like a stereotypically male film fan who doesn’t like romantic comedies because ‘nothing happens.’ in them. There’s very little that’s memorable or particularly noteworthy to report. I definitely did not love this movie. I also wouldn’t say I hate it. I simply wish it were better.

If I tried to think especially hard about what’s good about Home Again, I’d say that I enjoyed looking at sunny LA, especially since at time of writing, I’m personally in the midst of an annoyingly grey winter. I may add also add that I was inspired by the positive attitude of Witherspoon’s character’s love interest. Lastly, I might say that I didn’t completely dislike some of the sweet / touching moments in this film. What kind of person hates a touch moment after all?

All in all, Home Again is quite forgettable. Perhaps watch it if I’ve somehow sold it to you – which I doubt.

Happy Film Loving

G

2 thoughts on “HOME AGAIN (2017): It’s…”

  1. We’ve all had these frustrating moments! Hence why movies should not suck 😉 An hour and a half is precious considering the brevity of our lives. Film should deliver more than what it sounds like this film did.

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