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You Again
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02.25.2011 By: Chris Bumbray
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Director:
Andy Fickman

Actors:
Kristen Bell
Sigourney Weaver
Betty White
Jamie Lee Curtis

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
In high school, Marnie's (Kristen Bell) life was a living hell, thanks to mean girl cheerleader Joanna (Odette Yustman). Years later, Marnie discovers, to her horror, that her brother is now engaged to Joanna, reigniting their feud. Meanwhile, Marnie's mother (Jamie Lee Curtis) discovers Joanna's Aunt (Sigourney Weaver) was the girl who tormented HER in high school. Hi-jinx ensue.
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
Thank God this doesn't star Katherine Heigl.

That's what I kept repeating to myslef over and over while watching YOU AGAIN. Heigl would have made this already dopey chick flick even more intolerable. Instead we get Kristen Bell, but in a way that's actually worse, as Bell's such a talented gal, that I kept asking myself why the only films she can land these days are things like this, or the equally dumb WHEN IN ROME.

I guess us Bell fans have been spoiled by the genius that was VERONICA MARS, as I suppose anything can pale in comparison. As it stands, YOU AGAIN isn't the worst chick flick I've seen, but that's faint praise to be sure. It goes for a slapstick tone that doesn't really work, as no one in the film is particularly funny. Jamie Lee Curtis. Sigourney Weaver. Victor Garber. All of them are very talented, but funny? Maybe they could be, if they had the right material- but YOU AGAIN ain't it.

By the time the ever-present Betty White shows up as the "outrageous" Grandma, you'll be glancing at your watch or reaching for the fast-forward button. Naturally, it all wraps up in the most tepid, predictable conclusion you one can imagine. Too bad- Bell deserves much better.
THE EXTRAS
Considering the tepid response YOU AGAIN got in theaters this fall, the extras are somewhat limited. First up is Following Fickman profiling the director Andy Fickman. Next up Ask The Cast featuring soundbites with Bell and co. There's also a clever Funny or Die piece lampooning Bell, that gives all the best lines to Weaver, as she lords her insanely impressive resume over the rest of the cast. Funnier than the film actually. Finally, some deleted scenes .
FINAL DIAGNOSIS
Overall, YOU AGAIN is the worst movie one can imagine, as it's hard to all out hate something that ends with a Hall & Oates cameo, or has a tiny part for the great Cloris Leachman (who's nailing RAISING HOPE these days). It's just not a very good film, and a waste of a lot of talented people.
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9:40AM on 02/25/2011
I wanted to like this movie more but I couldn't. It was very sit-com-ish for me. Some scenes were just put there for the sake of being there. With all stars lead, I was disappointed with the movie. The only saving grace is probably the last 30 minutes when Jamie Lee Curtis & Sigourney Weaver had their talk at the pool.
I wanted to like this movie more but I couldn't. It was very sit-com-ish for me. Some scenes were just put there for the sake of being there. With all stars lead, I was disappointed with the movie. The only saving grace is probably the last 30 minutes when Jamie Lee Curtis & Sigourney Weaver had their talk at the pool.
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