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Life for a single mom in Los Angeles takes an unexpected turn when she allows three young guys to move in with her.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Reese Witherspoon ... Alice
Michael Sheen ... Austen
Candice Bergen ... Lillian
Pico Alexander ... Harry
Jon Rudnitsky ... George
Nat Wolff ... Teddy
Lola Flanery ... Isabel
Eden Grace Redfield ... Rosie
Lake Bell ... Zoey
Dolly Wells ... Tracy
Reid Scott ... Justin
P.J. Byrne ... Paul
Ben Sinclair ... Nate
Josh Stamberg ... Warren
Jen Kirkman ... Kori
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Storyline

Alice (Reese Witherspoon), a recently separated mother of two, finds her life upended when three young, charismatic filmmakers move into her guest house. But her unlikely new family and a budding romance come to a crashing halt when her ex-husband shows up, suitcase in hand. A story of love, friendship, and the families we create, "Home Again" is a modern romantic comedy with one very big life lesson: starting over is not for beginners. Written by StarLight73521

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Starting over is not for beginners.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some thematic and sexual material | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Home Again See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$27,020,284, 9 November 2017
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Rose Byrne was once attached to star. See more »

Goofs

When Alice first meets Zoey, as Zoey is walking into the house she specifically tells Alice to take off her shoes before entering the house as it is a "big thing" that no one wears shoes in the house. The very next time Zoey and Alice are inside Zoey's house and Zoey is clearly wearing shoes (though Alice is barefoot) as she is insisting that Alice babysit her daughter while she goes out. See more »

Connections

References Ocean's Eleven (2001) See more »

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Home Again
Written and Performed by Carole King
Courtesy of Ode Records and Lou Adler
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing and Epic Records
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the buddy system
6 September 2017 | by ferguson-6See all my reviews

Greetings again from the darkness. Let's just get this out of the way upfront. There is a proved and established market for mindless fluff designed to allow women to laugh at the messes created by "real life" relationships, careers, and parenting. In fact, first time writer-director Hallie Meyers-Shyer is merely continuing the traditions set by her bloodline. She is the daughter of filmmakers Nancy Meyers and Charles Shyer who shared an Oscar screen writing nomination for PRIVATE BENJAMIN (1980), and collaborated on other Romantic-Comedies such as FATHER OF THE BRIDE (I and II), and BABY BOOM (1987). Rom- Coms exist to bring some balance to the universe of Comic Book film adaptations for fan boys. It is possible to have quality filmmaking on both sides … no matter how rare it seems.

Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon stars as Alice Kinney. It's her 40th birthday, and she's a chipper lady recently separated from her music industry husband (Michael Sheen) and moved with their two daughters (Lola Flanery, Eden Grace Redfield) from New York to Los Angeles. Alice is in full "starting over" mode, including kicking off a new home decorating business. During a drunken birthday celebration with her friends, Alice hooks up with a younger man. The next morning, Alice's mom (Candice Bergen) invites Harry (the young man played by Pico Anderson) and his two buddies (Nat Wolff, Jon Rudnitsky - all 3 are budding filmmakers) to move into Alice's house. What follows is a maybe/maybe not romance between Harry and Alice, a bonding between the fellows and Alice's daughters, new business struggles for Alice, the sudden return to the scene of Alice's husband, and an endless stream of movie-making meetings for the 3 guys.

That's a recap of the story, but it doesn't address the real issue. For years, we have been hearing that the good-old-boy Hollywood network needed to back more female-centric projects: movies about women, movies directed by women, movies written by women, movies produced by women. Well this one has ALL of that, and yet I can only imagine the outrage if a man had written/directed/produced this exact film. Let's discuss.

Alice is positioned as a "brave" and "strong" woman for moving her kids across the country and starting over. What allows this woman to be so courageous? Well see, she is the daughter of a deceased filmmaker who had a successful career and left her a multi-million dollar California estate … conveniently, one with a guest house for the three young men to live in. And who in their right mind, and with two young daughters, would invite three total strangers to move in – especially the night after - even if one of them looks to be yanked right out of an Abercrombie ad? There is also Alice's interaction with her first client (played by Lake Bell). Despite despicable treatment from the rich lady, Alice doesn't stand her ground until yet another drunken bout of liquid courage occurs. The two daughters are smart and cute, but there is an obvious shortage of daily parenting happening here – the daughters seem to show up only when a dose of precociousness is required. The scenes with Alice and her estranged husband are appropriately awkward, but the communication seems hokey … at least until we witness true hokeyness in the cartoonish exchanges between the (now) four gentlemen. In fact, all male characters are written as cartoons, which we might view as "getting even" with the many times female characters were poorly written; however, since the female lead here is just as unreal, that theory doesn't hold.

The paint-by-numbers approach carries through as we check all the boxes: cute kids, a pet dog, apologetic ex, hunky new suitor, no financial hardships, loads of delightful dialogue, Ms. Witherspoon flashing more facial contortions than Jim Carrey at his peak, at least two cheesy musical montages, a mad dash to the kid's play/recital/game, and even the cherry on top … a Carole King song at the end. In a year with so many wonderful female-centric films, this one is difficult to comprehend – except that maybe, given who her parents are, perhaps Ms. Meyers-Shyer is actually the beneficiary of that good old boy network of which we've heard tell.


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