As a teenager Marni was the kind of girl no guy would go near and would be tormented by the mean girls, and no one was meaner to her than Joana the head cheerleader. Years later, she's a successful woman with a good job. When she goes home for her brother's wedding she discovers that her brother is marrying Joana. And he doesn't know what she did to Marni. When they meet she wants Joana to apologize for the way she treated her but Joana feigns ignorance. When Marni tells her mother, Gail about her and Joana, Gail tells her to try and put it behind her. But when Gail meets Joana's aunt Mona, it turns that she's her old friend Ramona who was her friend in high school whom she had falling out with with years ago, and Gail is unaware what caused it. Gail feels like Mona is trying to thumb her success in her face. When Marni learns that Joana does remember her she sets to expose her to her brother.Written by
When Tim tries to give Marnie the umbrella drink, as she turns to look at Tim the umbrella nearly pokes Marnie in the eye. In the very next scene the umbrella is at the back of the glass and nowhere near Marnies face. See more »
Andy Fickman's 'You Again' touches on the poignant theme of bullying and how its longterm effect on the victim. Many (men and women) can relate to the Marny character and the resentment and anger she feels when, after years, one is 'forced' to meet their bully after years. However, 'You Again' is a comedy and although the movie does not go in depth in exploring the theme, it's entertaining nonetheless. It has a brilliant female cast. The slapstick is a bit overdone but the Odette vs Kristen and, more so, the Jamie Lee vs Sigourney banters are a delight to watch. All four actors are good with comedy. I would have liked to see more of Jamie Lee Curtis and Sigourney Weaver. I especially liked their subtle depiction of the resentment they held against one another over a generation. Kristin Chenoweth provides some funny moments too. However, the showstopper is Betty White who is just laugh out loud funny and makes the ending of 'You Again' memorable. The male cast is easily overshadowed by the female but Kyle Bornheimer fairs best as he gets you to at least chuckle. Although the main theme of bullying and its effect remains more interesting then the film itself, Andy Fickman has made a movie that provides light entertainment, not to be taken too seriously.
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