You Again

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A Glimpse into the Crazy World of Girls!!

Marni (Kristen Bell) is a typical high school girl going through typical high school dramas including the horror of braces, glasses, pimples, and an arch nemesis out to ruin her social life forever. But that was just high school, fast forward a few years after graduation and Marni is a beautiful young girl who has her self esteem back AND a dazzling career as a PR Executive. The news of her brother’s wedding brings Marni back home to meet his fiancĂ© only to find it’s her high school enemy Joanna (Odette Yustman). As the two try to hammer out their differences, the drama will only escalate by Marni’s mom (Jamie Lee Curtis) and Joanna’s aunt (Sigourney Weaver) who were also high school rivals. In this 2010 film You Again, you’ll find yourself smack dab in the crazy, funny, and dramatic world of girls!

When was the last time that you remember a PG rated romantic comedy that every member of the family would enjoy? A long time! A story that will bring back high school memories, the good, the bad, and the ugly ones! Kristen Bell is the main character and plays an EXCELLENT high school geek clad with coke-bottle glasses, braces and of course the ever annoying, facial acne. She’s hilarious. Sigourney Weaver and Jamie-Lee Curtis were also pretty funny, not their best work but I still enjoyed watching their story unfold. My two favorites though were Betty White, who played Marni’s grandmother, and Victor Garber, Marni’s father. These two made me hang on their every word, which were unfortunately few and far in between but were delivered brilliantly. If my husband can sit through this movie and laugh throughout the duration, then it must be a watch-worthy film. In conclusion, I’ll offer my favorite line, given by Victor Garber, “ I don’t claim to know what goes on in the girl world, and truthfully it scares and confuses me….” and that ladies and gentlemen is in a nutshell what You Again is all about.

Motherly Advice: With the rating at PG I had my filters set on low and was spared only one religious expletive, that’s how clean this movie is. Even with a few shots of low cut dresses and some provocative dancing (made to be more of a joke than serious) You Again is truly a movie that you won’t have to race to cover any eyes…or ears. I would recommend this movie for any age although because there’s no animation I’d say ages 11 and up would be most appropriate.

Trisha~ Admittedly one of those girls that thrives on the crazy

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