- MPAA Rating:
- 97 mins
- Reese Witherspoon, Lake Bell, Candice Bergen, Michael Sheen, Pico Alexander, Nat Wolff, Jon Rudnitsky
- Hallie Meyers-Shyer
- Nancy Meyers, Erika Olde
Content at a Glance
off-screen sex between an unmarried couple, lots of scenes of this couple in heated romance
2 j’s, lots of gd/omg/og, 5-s, 1-b; alice’s friend chides her for getting childcare; tech support and sex
two men fight
lots of drinking to excess, resulting in passed out people in bed together, a bag of weed drops out of one of the houseguest’s jacket.
a couple of occasions of people naked in bed (covered), images of alice’s dad with women, shirtless/topless from the back,
infidelity and a parent who lets strangers stay in her home with two young daughters
Life for a single mom in Los Angeles takes an unexpected turn when she allows three young guys to move in with her.
I didn’t have high expectations for this one, but I did expect Home Again to to be a fun, light and easy story. And it’s well-staged. Every scene was like turning the pages of a Sunset magazine, all the way down to the place settings. Every character is perfectly pretty—and likable. But that’s the problem; we literally feel nothing. Even the characters who were supposed to be unlikeable came off as flat and benign. Unfortunately, Home Again turns out to be nothing more than a ho-hum waste of great talent. Ridiculous sexual encounters, foolish situations and scene-after-scene of shallow dialogue ruin any chance of an emotional connection. I was grateful for Candace Bergen and a couple adorable kids (Lola Flannery and Eden Grace Redfield) who were the only people with something interesting to say, though not enough to save the show.
In a season where we need some good PG and PG-13 movies, Home Again is an unfortunate example of Hollywood (and Los Angeles) in love with itself.