REVIEW: YOU AGAIN
OVERVIEW: This coming Valentine’s Day, don’t miss the opportunity to own the entertaining romantic comedy YOU AGAIN, releasing on Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD in a single package), DVD and Movie Download on February 8, 2011 from Touchstone Pictures. It’s also the perfect heart-filled gift for mom, girlfriend and families alike to sit back, relax enjoy some laughs from the comfort of their own home.
SYNOPSIS: For Marnie (Kristen 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. Its 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 (Jamie Lee Curtis) reunites with her own high school nemesis (Sigourney Weaver). Complete with hilarious, never-before-seen bonus material, You Again is one crazy comedy that’ll keep you laughing again and again.
FILM REVIEW: If you were
an abuser or an abusee in high school, then you might be able to
relate to this rendition of a high school nightmare for poor
Marni (Kristen Bell) and its sequel, as she puts it. In this
tale, Marni is the abusee and Joanna (Odette Yustman) is the
abuser who fails to realize the long term consequences of her
behavior. High school for Marni described in one word would be
yuck. It was a torturous and traumatic time for Marni thanks
mostly to Joanna. The sequel aspect comes as later on Marni
finds out that her brother is going to marry none other than
Joanna. What a predicament! Is it high school all over again for
Marni, or will she stand up to Joanna and confront her nemesis
face to face? Talk about awkward situations. This movie reminds
me of Mr. Woodcock and of Just Friends. It resembles Mr.
Woodcock in that a loved one is marrying a hated one and Just
Friends in that an ugly duckling leaves the nest, becomes
successful and goes through a makeover only to come back home to
face the fears of the ugly duckling years. Only problem with
this movie compared to those two is that those two were better.
This movie is delightful and all, but it seems like a cookie
cutter production. It has good laughs but no really good
outbursts of laughter like you might find with those other two.
What helps keep the movie afloat besides the entertaining story
is the incredible cast. Starting with three masters of the
trade, Jamie Lee Curtis, Sigourney Weaver, and Betty White, plus
a side dose of Victor Garber, you’ve got yourself a decent
movie by default. Now add the popular Kristen Bell and the
becoming more popular Odette Yustman and the movie has that much
more appeal. They all performed nicely with their roles. And
then there’s Kristin Chenoweth who plays Georgia, the highly
sought after wedding planner. Kristin has an uncanny ability to
light up the scene.
Even though this film is missing a certain je ne se qua, it does
have some good lessons. Being a bully and/or holding onto
grudges can be bad for you. Another lesson is that everyone
deserves a second chance and in this movie there are more than
enough second chances being requested. On a personal note, there
is strong reference made to the song Kiss On My List by Hall and
Oates. I found that to be interesting because that was the very
first 45 record I ever bought with my own money as a kid. What a
co inky dink. I probably just gave a major clue as to my age,
but that’s okay. If you don’t know what a 45 is, ask your
parents. Geez. Needless to say, the music used in the movie is
pretty good. Director Andy Fickman does a good job with kid
related or kid oriented movies having directed such projects as
She’s the Man, The Game Plan, and Race to Witch Mountain. This
latest work fits nicely in his collection. Although I wouldn’t
recommend this as a first choice at the theater, it’s still a
By Cine Marcos
The film is
presented in 1080P widescreen in a 2.40:1 aspect ration
preserving its theatrical format. The picture is just
flawless, bringing to perfection the excitement of the
races. Not only the picture looks great in
this release, also the sound it is good, a 5.1 DTS-HD Master
Audio (48kHz/24bit) in English, Spanish and French that provides a
good complement to the picture. It also includes
English Spanish French
2.40:1 Anamorphic Widescreen 1080P
English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, English DVS 2.0 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital
English, French & Spanish
FOLLOWING FICKMAN: ON SET WITH THE DIRECTOR: Peer into the madcap mind of Hollywood's wackiest director, Andy Fickman, as he orchestrates thecomedy of Kristen Bell, Sigourney Weaver, Jamie Lee Curtis and Betty White.
ASK THE CAST: Jaime Lee Curtis, Betty White, Sigourney Weaver and Kristen Bell answer questions from fans asking for advice. Betty’s advise might not be what you expect.
FUNNY OR DIE: In this behind-the-scenes interview spoof, Jaime Lee Curtis, Betty White, Sigourney Weaver, Odette Yustman and KristenBell discuss the movie when things get tense between the actresses eventually boiling over into a cast fight.
DELETED SCENES: Director Andy Fickman provides intros to his deleted scenes “Sharing A Room,” “Photo Album Memories,” and “Riding The Silk.”
BLOOPER DANCE PARTY: On-set antics abound as the cast dances to their own beat.
ADDITIONAL DELETED SCENES: Director Andy Fickman provides intros to his deleted scenes. “Good Morning Sunshine,” “Grandma Bunny's House (featuring Betty White),” “Meet Georgia King (with Betty White),” “Gail’s Shower/Ramona’s Dress,” “The Compost Heap (with Betty White),” “Covered In Lard (with Betty White),” “Bridal Shower (with Betty White),” “After The Fiasco,”
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