Movie Review: You Again

You Again, the nonstop laugh fest, is pure fun that features an all-star cast with comedy pedigrees – including Kristen Bell, Jamie Lee Curtis, Sigourney Weaver and the always outrageous Betty White. For Marnie (Bell), high school was a horror movie, and her brother’s wedding is the sequel when her archrival comes back to haunt her as his bride. It’s nice girl versus mean girl in this hysterical reunion with the one person Marnie would really like to forget. And if that weren’t enough, Marnie’s mom (Curtis) reunites with her own high school nemesis (Weaver). Complete with hilarious, never-before-seen bonus material, You Again is one crazy comedy that’ll keep you laughing again and again.

Natalie and I sat down and watched this movie tonight, and it was a lot of fun. It may not have been a huge hit with the critics, but sometimes a silly comedy is just the thing – especially on an evening when the boys and Kevin were engrossed playing Lord of the Rings Online, or “LOTRO,” as it’s known in our house.

I could completely relate to the character of Marni in that high school was not a lot of fun for me. I knew exactly how she felt at the thought of her older brother marrying the woman who made her life hell when she was a braces-wearing, pimply-faced teenager. (There is a certain woman-who-must-not-be-named that pops up in my Facebook friend suggestions every once in a while, and simply seeing her picture brings out the geeky teenage girl in me – I will NOT be her Facebook friend. Petty, I know, but I can’t forget how awful she was!)

Kristen Bell played the awkward character perfectly, while Odette Yustman (who I loved on October Road) is every awkward girl’s nightmare. She is absolutely beautiful, and whenever I see her, I think: “Hey, there’s the actress who looks like Megan Fox but can actually act!”

Jamie Lee Curtis and Sigourney Weaver weren’t quite as funny as the more mature pair of rivals, but I was okay with that, because Victor Garber played Marnie’s father, and I wish he played everyone’s father in every movie ever made. Just seeing him in this movie made me want to break out the Alias DVDs.

I was also especially pleased to find a comedy I could watch with Natalie in which none of the characters got naked, and people didn’t jump into bed with each other after the first date. I found that refreshing.

You Again will be available on DVD on February 8th. The DVD special features include deleted scenes, a “Funny or Die” cast interview spoof, and more.

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6 Responses to Movie Review: You Again

  1. Misha Mathew says:

    I had never heard of the movie before but it sounds like so much fun! Thanks for the review!

  2. Rebecca Rasmussen
    Twitter: thebirdsistersgmail.com
    says:

    I do this all of the time: watch fun, light movies after a long day. :)

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Rebecca – I’m glad I have my daughter as a movie companion for the ones my husband doesn’t want to see. :)

  3. Kathleen says:

    Sounds like a good one and it sure has a lot of actors/actresses that I like in it!