The first trailer has been released for Home Again, the upcoming romantic comedy starring Reese Witherspoon.
The plot follows Alice Kinney (Witherspoon), a woman who decides to move back to her hometown of L.A. with her two daughters after separating from her husband. During her 40th birthday, Alice meets three aspiring filmmakers that need a place to stay. She agrees to let them stay in her guest house, leading to romantic complications, an unlikely new family, and further issues when her ex turns up.
It certainly looks like the type of amiable-looking rom-com that used to be a hit years back – Witherspoon also played a separated woman returning home in 2002’s Sweet Home Alabama. The familiarity could also have something to do with this being the debut feature for writer-director Hallie Meyers-Shyer, daughter of What Women Want, Something’s Gotta Give and It’s Complicated helmer Nancy Meyers, who is on board as producer. The cast is solid and the plot could offer some interesting turns; fingers crossed we have a winning rom-com entry.
Home Again, also starring Michael Sheen, Pico Alexander, Nat Wolff, Lake Bell, and Candice Bergen, is scheduled to hit the US on September 8.
Synopsis for Home Again:
HOME AGAIN stars Reese Witherspoon (“Big Little Lies,” Wild, Walk The Line, Sweet Home Alabama) as Alice Kinney in a modern romantic comedy. Recently separated from her husband, (Michael Sheen), Alice decides to start over by moving back to her hometown of Los Angeles with her two young daughters. During a night out on her 40th birthday, Alice meets three aspiring filmmakers who happen to be in need of a place to live. Alice agrees to let the guys stay in her guest house temporarily, but the arrangement ends up unfolding in unexpected ways. Alice’s unlikely new family and new romance comes to a crashing halt when her ex-husband shows up, suitcase in hand. HOME AGAIN is a story of love, friendship, and the families we create. And one very big life lesson: Starting over is not for beginners.