Home again is the directorial debut of Hallie Meyers-Shyer who of course is the daughter of two very famous director parents Nancy Meyers and Charles Shyer. The Movies stars Reese Witherspoon who always seems to be the perfect choice for romantic comedy rolls with this time being no different. Candice Bergen, Nat Wolff, Jon Rudnitsky, Pico Alexander and Michael Sheen make up the cast of main characters.
The plot follows newly separated mum of two Alice Kinney (Witherspoon) after she has just moved back to her home town after separating from her husband in New York. Alice faces big changes in her life as she tries to settle her young family in their new surrounding while also trying to deal with turning 40. Alice’s live changes completely when three guys move in to her summer house as they chase their dream of breaking the movie business in the big city. Of course a rom-com would not be complete without some romantic interest between one of the guys and Alice along with the added complication of an estranged husband who still has strong feeling for his wife.
Director Hallie Meyers-Shyer seems to have adopted a very similar style to her more experienced parents as she has definitely taking Home Again down the same chic-flick route which seems to be a family trade mark. This one may not be as funny as previous family successes such as Bridesmaids and Father of the Bride 1 & 2 but that does not stop Home Again being an enjoyable easy to watch movie that also has a few laughs along the way.