In addition to her more dramatic roles, Reese Witherspoon used to be known for her starring parts in romantic comedies. That genre has seen better days, remaining fairly stilted over these last few years. Witherspoon is just coming off of an excellent turn in Big Little Lies, the HBO miniseries that is bound to win a ton of Emmys. For those who may be missing their classic Witherspoon, then be comforted with the trailer for Home Again, a rom-com with Witherspoon in the lead. Check it out below.
Home Again stars Reese Witherspoon as Alice Kinney, a woman recently separated from her husband and not thinking too highly of herself at the moment. That all begins to change when she lets three aspiring filmmakers stay in her guest house, and at least two of them fall in love with her.
Alice's new situation and spicy romance(s) are further upended when her husband returns, suitcase in hand. All in all, it's a pretty typical rom-com trailer, but with some fun moments. It doesn't quite give me the feels, but that's not to say the movie won't end up being quite enjoyable. Reese Witherspoon is great in almost everything she's in, plus she's got a pretty nice supporting cast in the form of Pico Alexander, Nat Wolff, Jon Rudnitsky, Michael Sheen, Candice Bergen and Lake Bell.
Also, kudos should go to former SNL star Jon Rudnitsky for delivering the funniest line in the trailer: "I am not in love with her, okay, I just love a lot of these about her like her face and her personality!"
Also, apologies go to Candice Bergen, who had to deliver the cheesiest line of the trailer: "Maybe it's fate that they met you."
Sitting behind the camera is some big Hollywood pedigree. Home Again is written and directed by Hallie Meyers-Shyer, the daughter of Nancy Meyers (who serves as a producer on the film). Nancy Meyers is a rom-com veteran, having directed hits like The Parent Trap, Something's Gotta Give, The Holiday, and It's Complicated. Her second film, What Women Want, was at one point the most successful film ever directed by a woman. So, she knows a thing or two about the genre, and it's safe to say that she passed along some wisdom to her daughter. All of this is to say that Home Again has a lot going for it at the moment.
Home Again is scheduled to hit theaters on September 8, 2017. For more updates on Home Again and all things movie-related, make sure to keep it here at CinemaBlend and we'll keep you updated with new information as soon as it becomes available.