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Home Again (2017)

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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 overview, first billed only:
... Alice
... Austen
... Lillian
... Harry
... George
... Teddy
... Isabel
... Rosie
... Zoey
... Tracy
... Justin
... Paul
... Nate
... Warren
... Kori
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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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8 September 2017 (USA)  »

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Mi nueva yo  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$27,020,284, 9 November 2017
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Rose Byrne was once attached to star. See more »

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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 »


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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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It's bad, no I mean it, it's really bad
4 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

Let me preface this by say that I love movies, I'm not a movie snob by any stretch. I particularly love Rom-Coms and have been disappointed that they have fallen out of favor over the last decade or so. Some of my favorite movies are cheesy Rom-Coms; Never Been Kissed, 13 Going on 30, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, The Holiday and even Ghost of Girlfriends Past.

I saw this film as a pre-screener ahead of it's official release. Sometimes they pre-screen movies because they are great and want them to get buzz, sometimes they are really bad, and hope the audience falls in love before the critics get their hands on it. This is bad, really bad. Not just in story, but in acting, directing, editing score; you name it, it's bad. I love Reese Witherspoon and never thought I would see her phone in a performance but here it is. She doesn't so much as act as rolls her eyes and makes goofy faces; it's embarrassing to watch. There are so many cast members here that usually can do no wrong in my book; Candice Bergen, Lake Bell, Michael Sheen. They are given nothing to work with and Michael Sheen's character is nothing more than a cartoon. Nat Wolff is up and coming; I've seen him in a few things and think he's generally pretty good. Thanks to the very poor editing you can see him laughing in two scenes where he's clearly not supposed to be.

The whole film is just embarrassingly bad. You know the movie Mother's Day, how "bad" that is? It looks like an Oscar winning film compared to this. I looked up the movie after the screening, curious how it went so wrong. It's written and directed by Nancy Myer's daughter. Her daughter seems to have no credentials to be able to sell and direct a movie so my thought is that there were a lot of favors and strings pulled and it shows. I wouldn't even recommend watching this movie if you were sick in bed and it happened to pop up on TV.


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