Home Again (2017)

Romance • PG-13 • Directed by: Hallie Meyers-Shyer • 97 minutes

Alice (Reese Witherspoon), a recently separated mother of two, finds her life upended when three young, charismatic filmmakers move into her guest house. But her unlikely new family and a budding romance come to a crashing halt when her ex-husband shows up, suitcase in hand. A story of love, friendship, the families we create, Home Again is a modern romantic comedy with one very big life lesson: starting over is not for beginners!

Other films by Hallie Meyers-Shyer

Viewer reviews

Home Again
★★★★★
Good movie! Reese Witherspoon! Love her:) all her movies are great! — Nataly Luna

Can't believe people really liked this
★★★★
i wanted to like, i really did...but it was so incredibliy sophomoric and annoying. Seriously the whole thing was SO over the top unrealistic, and not in a blow up a train and survive by jumping car to car kind of way. The "boy interest" was the most whiny little brat ever and yet she seemed to like him the whole movie. Honestly i hated pretty much the whole movie beginning to end. — jaredean

Not bad
★★★★★
It wasn’t as bad as I thought it was gonna be. I heard the bad reviews from the critics, but who can ever really trust those DOUCHES Lol. All in all I like how it turned out in the end. Like it felt like she was me. Lost and then once again finding her way. I love how the guys just become an extension of the family. Just awesome when the story wraps up in a good ending. — Gracie_Lou_82

Who wrote this crap?
★★★★
Literally one of the worst movies ever. Watched it with the wife and even she wanted to shut it off half way through. Reese W is out there taking about abuse, well look on tht mirror Reese, because this was definitely a form of abuse!! — Shortafinger

Joyous!
★★★★★
I LOVES THIS MOVIE!! It made me smile, laugh, cry - but mostly really happy!!! — despondent american

Bad and bad
★★★★
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Loved it!
★★★★★
So beautiful, sweet. Loved it. It's awesome to watch a positive, uplifting movie with a positive, uplifting story :) — mariahe777

Pathetic
★★★★
The story and script are absolutely pathetic. My wife and I feel cheated out of $7.00! Pick any movie on the Hallmark Channel, it will be a better story and will save you money! — Kyle Everett

Very cute
★★★★★
I enjoyed it, it was a breath of fresh air! I recommend it! — oliverolling

Ugh
★★★★★
Terrible! — Kaykaynet

Home again
★★★★
Don’t waste your time — svetlanama

Bad everything
★★★★
I love a good Rom Comedy but this is not that! The writing, acting and absolutely everything about this movie was bad. I would like my money back — @lovekennethlove

Comedy Soap Opera
★★★★★
Male protagonist too juvenile for me to more than 3-star this movie. Some scenes unrealistic. Which mother is this day and age America will let a male adult stranger take her budding daughter to school/rehearsal? If you want to see a more mature May-December romance, try "The Mountain Between Us". Home Again is a feel good movie best rented and watched on a rainy evening. — Eschenbach2017

Awful
★★★★
I love Reese with all my heart and am a huge fan. This movie was horrible, a complete waste of money and time. I watched until the end and was so dissapointed. The writing was awful, the acting of the supporting actors was like watered down luke warm milk. I feel like she made this movie as a favor to someone. — HikerMommaKitty

A Fun Time!!
★★★★
It’s not a perfect movie but it’s a lot of fun, and also an easy relaxing mind vacation!! — Itsmechandler

Love Reese & the movie!
★★★★★
Such a cute movie if you like rom coms. The kind of movie that makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside after, absolutely loved it! — pflann

So bad it was hilarious
★★★★
I saw it with a friend in theaters when it came out and it was terrible. We were laughing the whole time. I would recommend it to someone who enjoys watching bad movies and laughing at them. ★ the ending wasn’t satisfying ★ the 2 main characters date for 2 seconds and then they break up for no reason ★ there’s not even a good climax ★ some things are pointless and boring ★ It was obvious Reece Witherspoon wasn’t fully committed and comfortable with the role — EKCS

hallmark movie
★★★★★
I was looking forward to a fun chick flick! Oh boy, this is not it! Boring and superficial, felt like a hallmark movie! At the end of the movie, when Reese looks lovingly at the people around her table (complete with cheesy music), I think I almost threw up! Love Reese Witherspoon... but this wasnt it! — Sonnenschein75

Pretty good
★★★★
I don’t know why the reviews are so bad. I thought this movie was pretty good. — Meresman

Nothing is happening - horrible movie
★★★★
Nothing is happening - horrible movie. Waste of time. I want my money (and time) back. — Jay111111112

Good actors, baaaad movie
★★★★
Kept waiting for the movie to get more interesting but it didn’t happen. While I liked the actors, this movie was not a good one for me... — MafaldIx

Disapointment
★★★★
👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻 — Britt 4 life

Loved it!
★★★★★
If you are a deviant foul mouth pervert then this is not the movie for you. When a seemingly well rounded movie is given bad reviews I notice it usually doesnt have the perversion, cussing, or disrespectful sarcasm throughtout. Normal people can actually follow a movie without those things. This was charming, cute, sexy and all out fun to watch. — Fortis7

Heart warming, cheesy, and awesome.
★★★★
It may not be the best acting, but it gave me the warm-fuzzies. I'd watch again. :) — ReganMarie

My Review on Home Again: There’s More Then Meets The Eye!
★★★★★
I thoroughly enjoyed this movie! I think people need to keep in mind that this is a romantic comedy - a feel good movie. Is it cheesy? Yes. Is the plot a bit unrealistic? Sure. But, that’s the point of a romantic comedy - it’s a feel good movie that you can throw on whenever to create some happiness in the room. Everyone saying that this movie was “not well done” or “did not reach it’s full potential” is raising the stakes too high. In the end, this movie put a smile on my face and left me with a full heart. I still think about this movie and these characters - they left an impression on me. The storyline kept me engaged. Thought the acting was fantastic, loved seeing Reese along with some fresh faces. I loved the music - I found a Spotify playlist with all the songs and I have it on repeat. Of course, as a young girl who looks to find a future in the arts, a female directed and written movie made me ecstatic. All in all, I see many positive things that came out of this film and most importantly - it brought me happiness, and couldn’t we all use more of that? Watch this movie. And then watch it again. You’ll enjoy it even more the second time through. Thank you to this cast and crew for making a movie that put a little bit of extra happiness into my life. Now, please excuse me while I grab my money so I can buy this movie. Xo — Walt Disney123

OK
★★★★★
Eh.. — Mehshavwhsona

Can’t believe Witherspoon agreed to this.
★★★★
Horribly written. Bad acting. Low budget. Lots of product placements. — strcklybsns

"Something's gotta give" wanna-be
★★★★★
In the 21st century where Hollywood is being criticized for lack of representation...this Movie takes the cake. Goodness, I love Reese Witherspoon so much. Also, I Iove Nancy Meyers. What i don't like is that her daughter using just about every theme in Something's gotta give being and reapplied it to this movie. It was kind of OK...pretty basic. Nothing original...no diversity...remphasizes WASP priveledges... But, i'm sure you already knew that... — i242

Totally worth it !!
★★★★★
SUCH AN AMZING MOVIE.. I LOVED IT AND WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND IT — gabby_yesss

This movie was good.
★★★★★
I just saw movie Home Again it was very awesome movie. I wanted to watch this movie again. — Matthew Leal

Yawn...
★★★★★
Another NY and LA fantasy la la land. Might as well have thrown a scene for Boulder in there. Mediocre at its very best. I thought Reese might be getting back to Sweet Home Alabama wholesomeness. Cheesy. — PapaBeee

Refreshing...
★★★★★
Loved it...great pick me up. Will leave you feeling good. — Blue dog house

If you need help falling asleep
★★★★
This had to be one of the most boring movies I have ever seen. I was looking for a romcom but this movie was just beyond bad and boring — Inti23

Great Sunday Movie
★★★★
I adored this movie soooo much❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ — JeffCDG

Terrible plot
★★★★
This move has less than no payoff. The only good thing to say about it is looks nice. Whoever was in charge of visuals did a good job. But the plot was painfully bad to watch unfold. Also the characters were poorly developed. — Ricardo L

so much cheese
★★★★
this movie is so cheesy and bad. — Irieeeeeeeeee

Worst Reese Witherspoon Movie Ever
★★★★★
Best part of the movie was the Carole King song at the end. That should tell you everything you need to know about the movie. — DTeeters

i wanted to like it--i really did
★★★★★
i think i've loved every movie reese has done, but this one fell flat for me. it was forced and unoriginal. i kinda wish i had only rented it. now i feel obligated to leave this stinker in my movie library. — justAgirlReader

Very Vanilla and Bland
★★★★
Apart from the lovely Reese Witherspoon and MIchael Sheen, the rest of the cast is weird. All the young men are weird. Who are these guys? Why did casting pick them? Who would hang out with these boring guys? I get nothing out of their perfomances. Zero charm. Disingenuous . Kinda creepy. — Audraaa83

Kind of Bland
★★★★★
It could have been stronger, but it's good to watch a wholesome movie once in a while. — brslc

Just Awful
★★★★
Almost unwatchable. Not an ounce of originality. And terrible set design and wardrobe and styling. Those jeans. 🙄 — Moschell

Nancy Meyers screenplay for sure
★★★★★
Easy to follow clip worth watching on a Sunday afternoon. Cute. Although, I did cringe when Nancy Meyers daughter (who wrote this), used the same song from her mom’s movie “Something’s Gotta Give” - I said NOOOOO...because that movie is one of my fav’s and I hate it when someone takes a song and duplicates it in the exact same type of romantic scene. Non-Realism would be... 1st - no one in LA would take in 3 stray Millennials and put them up in her sweet guest house. 2nd - That 3 Millennials would never be so unselfish to really care about the happenings of 2 little girls over their drive to get their movie produced. — monkeydogentertainment

Loved it ❤️
★★★★★
I just love Reese in almost anything. It's funny, cute and makes you feel like you've actually been entertained for awhile. Think I'll be buying this 1 🤑. Supporting cast is also amazing 😉. 👍👠🎭. Update- I went to see this again and gave it 5 stars ✨ instead of 4. It's so totally funny and just makes you laugh and feel great 👍. I can't wait to buy this 1. I own others by this director such as The Holiday and I must watch that flick once every other month. Love ❤️ this movie 🎥🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂 I BOUGHT IT TODAY!!! Love ❤️ this movie ❤️❤️❤️🎄❤️ — Gamer holdem

My new favorite movie!
★★★★★
Such a great feel good movie! Perfect for girl’s night! Love love love it! — nnnoyes11

A feel good movie
★★★★
Not sure if it’s my age or what but I truly enjoyed this movie. I suggest women in their 50s rent it immediately and sit back and enjoy. Don’t let the bad ratings affect you why would everyone see something the same way. If you enjoy feel good movies then you will enjoy this one. — mkochanek111

Cute. Funny. Romantic
★★★★★
I went to see this movie with my boyfriend. Amazing experience! It was so cute and adorable, we kept hugging and smiling during the movie, this is how romantic it is:) definitely recommend it for a relaxing Sunday evening — Miss.N_LA

:(
★★★★
This must be one of the worst movies EVER...don't waste your money. — roqanrol

😍😍
★★★★★
I loved it — damarist84

MOVIE OF THE YEAR!!
★★★★★
I'm a really hard sell on rom coms and this EASILY stands up with You've Got Mail, Sleepless in Seattle, etc. The story line is not at all what you'd expect and subtly weaves into your emotions so much so that at the end you feel a zillion different things and they are all positive! Reese is like a female Tom Hanks and only does classy and respectful roles that have a greater purpose than to entertain. The typical rom com plot is thrown out the window and you're left with a real family that exists these days. Family that doesn't have to be blood. SO good. Go see it! — morgsmsquared

I loved it!💖
★★★★★
Ok so it was easy for this movie to win over me because I love romance movies, but it was still one of my favs — Snow snap 45