Saturday, February 26, 2011

You Again (on DVD)

Just a short review here, but I wanted to showcase this movie, chick flick though it is, for its morality! There's no reason to cover your eyes or ears in You Again, rated PG. Plus, it's fun and funny and surprisingly full of renowned actors, including Kristen Bell (lead role), Jamie Lee Curtis, Sigourney Weaver, Victor Garber, Betty White, Kristin Chenoweth, and just a few others you might recognize.

The movie is a bit cliched. (Spoilers here!) How many times are we going to see someone's rehearsal dinner ruined by a horrible video? And then there's the main focus of the movie: girl gets picked on in high school, grows up and becomes beautiful, and returns home to find her brother marrying her nemesis. But the movie also plays with its cliches. By the movie's end, three generations of women have been forced to reunite with their nemeses, hence the title.

The movie tugged at my emotions, making me angry at the injustices done to Marni, ill at ease when she fought back, angry again that everyone kept telling her it was all in the past and she should just get on with her life, happy with how things turned out in the end.

If you're looking for a laugh and a little light, clean entertainment, You Again is just right.

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