Home Again (2017) Saturday, 04 April 2020

Home Again (2017)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    Alice brings it home.

  • Starring:

    Reese Witherspoon, Michael Sheen, Lake Bell, Nat Wolff, Candice Bergen, Pico Alexander, Lola Flanery, Eden Grace Redfield, Christine Woods, Jon Rudnitsky, Reid Scott, Josh Stamberg, P.J. Byrne

  • Directed by:

    Hallie Meyers-Shyer

  • Running time:

    97 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)


    Two men engage in a fist fight (punching, tackling, wrestling, etc). A man pokes another man in the chest several times. A man kicks a waste basket in frustration then slams a door. Arguing. A man tells a story about his wife tackling another woman to the ground. Blood/gore: Small bloody grazes on heads.


    Couple in bed together (sex implied). Kissing, hugging, caressing, flirting, undressing. Shirtless men, cleavage, men in underwear. Father had multiple wives/cheated on partners mentioned. Several remarks about a couple sleeping together. A woman says "the man [her father] impregnated another woman while he was with you".


    Drugs (bag of marijuana). Alcohol (wine, beer, shots, spirits, cocktail; bar setting; intoxication). Smoking (photo of people holding cigarettes). A woman takes anxiety tablets. Champagne, anti-depressants, Zoloft, Advil mentioned.


    S-words (x3), crap. Name-calling (intense, difficult, irrational, maniac, loser, uneasy, archnemesis, b*tch, pugnacious, selfish, stupid hipster, etc). Religious exclamations (oh God, oh my God, Jesus, goddamn, what the hell, thank God, etc).


    Houseguests, friends, family, filmmaking, romance, betrayal, screenwriting, interior decorating, anxiety, rolemodels, divorce, single parenting, acting, nerves, artifacts, career, one-night stands, midlife crises.


    Deceased father/husband mentioned. Divorce, separation, depression mentioned. Fireworks (pics). Vomiting (heard off-screen). Dog, seagulls. Bacon, eggs, meat on plates.


    Fun, sweet, shiny, glossy, female-driven, feel-good, escapist. Charming/plucky/likeable/appealing/radiant/upbeat/powerhouse performance by Reese Witherspoon, delightfully unhinged performance by Lake Bell, solid cast, some funny moments, gorgeous production design.


    Superficial, familiar, listless, implausible, forgettable, flat, contrived, unwieldy, unwise, messy, overstuffed, underdeveloped, empty, ramshackle, simplistic, artificial, low-stakes, limp, vanilla. Thin subplots, uninspired conclusion, some weak humour, uneven pacing, one-note characters, aimless plot, confused tone, patchy acting, strained cuteness, creaky tropes, pedestrian direction.

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