You Again

Thursday, October 27 th, 2016 at 00:10 am 

You Again


When a young woman realizes her brother is about to marry the girl who bullied her in high school, she sets out to expose the fiancée’s true colors.


You Again stars Kristen Bell as a young woman who goes home to find her brother is engaged to marry her high school nemesis.  The great Victor Garber plays her father.  Jamie Lee Curtis plays her mother, and the evil fiancee’s only living relative is played by Sigourney Weaver. It then turns out that Sigourney and Jamie were high school rivals as well.  Then we have Betty White.  I mean, I love Betty White, but she has to stop playing the same role over and over again which is a horny oldster with white hair and red lipstick and sleazy comments.  This movie actually has some legitimacy to it.  It tackles the idea that high school could be really tough on kids and there things that people don’t necessarily get over very easily.  But the only character that really had any resonance was the fiancee’s ex-fiance who shows up at the rehearsal dinner to give this rather poignant statement of loss.  But the rest of it, the only thing I can do is blame the director, I suppose.  He trid to get people too hyper.  It’s a good cast, but it is has all of this forced gaiety, and it just makes you uncomfortable after awhile.  It’s a legitimate topic but trying too hard for laughs I think.  I mean, Kristen Bell is a talented comedian and especially a physical comedian, but the movie tried too hard with a sensitive subject that could have been handled with a much lighter hand.  So, I give it two stars.