Movie Review: Home Again

By: Alice Boiadjian ’20, (Guest Writer)

In a world of remakes, Home Again is a fresh new original film that stands out. Home Again is a romantic comedy starring Reese Witherspoon, Pico Alexander (Indignation), and Jon Rudnitsky (Patchwork). Alice (Witherspoon) a newly separated woman is navigating her way around her new life in the city she grew up in, sunny Los Angeles. She meets 3 young men on the night of her 40th birthday and through an interesting turn of events they end up temporarily living in her backhouse.

The movie takes you on a journey of laughter and self discovery. It’s a romantic comedy with a lot of heart. ND student 20’ Julz Vargas said, “Although a bit cheesy, I loved the movie.  There was a perfect balance of romance and comedy.”  Reese Witherspoon’s witty and heartwarming portrayal of Alice makes you instantly empathize with her.

The director, Hallie Meyers-Shyer, navigates through scenes fluently and provides a crisp, new perspective of life after divorce. Her directing is what makes the film not an easily forgettable one.  When asked what she would give the movie out of 5 stars Julz 20’ said, “four”.

Home Again is rated PG-13. It has a few scenes with sensitive content and explicit language. If you’re looking for a family film Home Again may not be the film of choice but, if you’re looking for a film to see on your upcoming date Home Again is a home run!

Home Again is conveniently playing at the Arclight in the Sherman Oaks galleria, right near school. So if you’re bored, looking for a laugh, or just want something fun to do with your friends Home Again is the perfect choice.

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