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Home Again

Home Again
Starring:
Reese Witherspoon, Michael Sheen, Candace Bergen, Nat Wolff, Jon Rudnitsky and Pico Alexander


Rated: PG-13 for some thematic and sexual material.
Reviewed by: Chris  
Release date: September 8, 2017 Released by: Open Road Films

The best thing about this romantic comedy , directed by newcomer, Hallie Meyers-Shyer is its star, Reese Witherspoon.

She plays Alice, a 40 year old single mother of two young daughters who is recently separated from her husband, Austen (Michael Sheen) and dating a younger guy.

Alice moves back to the home where she grew up in Los Angeles. The move is great because it allows her mom (Candace Bergen) back  into her life.

Out celebrating her birthday with friends, she meets three 20-something year-old guys,  Teddy (Nat Wolff), George (Jon Rudnitsky) and Harry (Pico Alexander)  whom she hooks up with.

The guys are trying to get a producer to buy a film that they've developed, and need a place to live.  They end up crashing at Alice's guest house, and they quickly fit right into her family.  They drive the kids around, do errands and help with school work -  grandma even likes them around.

Things are running pretty smoothly, that is until Austen decides he might want his little family back again.

Sheen is good as the ex, the guys are entertaining and Bergen, as always, is delightful.  However, its Witherspoon who keeps it all together.  Her character is strong, yet vulnerable and she's so easy to like and relate to.  Its the main reason to see this film.

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