Movie Review: Home Again (PG)
Writer-director Hallie Meyers-Shyer ought to send Reese Witherspoon a huge thank-you hamper for starring in her directorial debut. The chick flick also lists Nancy Meyers, Meyers-Shyer's mum, as producer.
With these veterans, Home Again sounds like a sure-fire hit, but it is sadly far from it.
Newly separated Alice (Witherspoon) returns to her childhood home in Los Angeles with her two young daughters.
After a night out, she invites young, aspiring and recently evicted film-makers - Harry (Pico Alexander), Teddy (Nat Wolff) and George (Jon Rudnitsky) - to stay in her guest house.
There is instant attraction between Alice and Harry, but their romance faces a major hiccup when her estranged husband (Michael Sheen) shows up.
If Meyers-Shyer is determined to follow in mum's footsteps, she has long way to go.