Jamie Lee Curtis
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.