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I completed the 2016 Summer Program in the School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles. I received a BS Degree in Radio/TV from ASU and a MA Degree in Technical and Expository Writing from UALR. As a Cancer Survivor and a Widow, I hope I can help others through my Blog http://leslieinlittlerock.blogspot.com/ Twitter @leslieinlr and Instagram @leslieinlittlerock accounts.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Movie Review - Home Again (2017)

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Movie Description:  Life for a newly separated mother of two takes an unexpected turn when she agrees to let three young men move in the guest house at her Los Angeles home.

Release Date
:  Friday, September 8, 2017

Running Time
:  1 hour 37 minutes


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA): 
Rated PG-13 for some thematic and sexual material.

  Hallie Meyers-Shyer




Reese Witherspoon as Alice Kinney

Lola Flanery as Isabel Kinney and Eden Grace Redfield as Rosie Kinney
(Photo from Lola Flanery's Twitter page)

Candice Bergen as Lillian Stewart, Reese Witherspoon as Alice Kinney, Nat Wolff as Teddy, Jon Rudnitsky as George and Pico Alexander as Harry

Writer/Director Hallie Meyers-Shyer and Reese Witherspoon

Leslie's Notes

I Love Home Again!

This movie reminds me of some of my favorite romantic comedies - 

  • The Proposal (2009)
  • Just Friends (2005)
  • Sweet Home Alabama (2002)
  • While You Were Sleeping (1995)
  • Adventures in Babysitting (1987)
This movie is funny, features many good looking people and beautiful homes in the Los Angeles area. What's not to love?!

I might be partial because I spent last summer and part of this year living in the Los Angeles area. So I think I connect to this film because I love the scenery. And I love movies. And I love southern girl Reese Witherspoon. And I love movies about aspiring filmmakers and screenwriters. And this movies contains all these things. And it also contains Murphy Brown and three cute guys.

With all the scary and violent movies out now, featuring scary clowns and dangerous hit men and bloody assassins and terrifying scenes, it's good to watch a funny and sweet film. It made me smile! I should rephrase that sentence. Home Again made me smile, not the scary clown movie.

Leslie Smith Doan, a native Arkansan, is a retired Technical Writer and active blogger. She enjoys traveling and attending special events with her two daughters, ages 24 & 20. A long time TV and Movie Fan, she has also appeared as a Background Actor on the television shows ScandalAmerican Housewife, the pilot episode of Young Sheldon and the movie God's Not Dead 2, filmed in Arkansas.

Leslie lives in Little Rock with her two rescue pets, Oreo, a black & white Australian Shepherd and Lilly, a calico kitty. 

She blogs about her personal experiences as both a cancer survivor and widow along with movie reviews and humorous essays in her blog Leslie In Little Rock. You can also find Leslie online on her TwitterInstagram, and Facebook accounts.