Home Again - 3 Stars
Better than expected, a rather heart-warming “nice” Rom-Com.
Life for a single mom in Los Angeles takes an unexpected turn when she allows three young guys to move in with her.
Nancy Myers’ daughter wrote and directed Home Again (released early September in the US/UK) and as her first picture it’s rather good. Reece Witherspoon is a very under appreciated talent, her dramatic prowess far outshines her comic ability. Thus meaning the comedy (and often heart) falls to the three young male leads. Pico Alexander, Nat Wolff and Jon Rudinitsky are all exceptionally well cast and all-round strong performers. Considering most have little experience the camera loves them and their rapport. The script is fairly “stock” with an all too perfect conclusion and a fairly consequence-less plot, but it is enjoyable. The characters are likeable and easy to invest emotionally in.
Nancy Myers’ redefined the rom-com genre with some great hits and I feel in the coming years her daughter will do the same.
Overall a light-hearted, feel-good movie that is a lovely distraction from the real world.
Review by Benjamin Maio Mackay
Screening courtesy of eOne Entertainment