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Home Again also known as “ 40 sono i nuovi 20,” “De Volta para Casa,” “Home Again - Kärleken flyttar in,” “Kaip issirinkti vyra,” “Kærligheden flytter ind,” “Spet doma,” “Uma Casa Cheia,” “Wszyscy moi mezczyzni,” “Újra otthon,” “В гостях у Элис”

MPAA Rating: PG-13-Rating (MPAA) for some thematic and sexual material.
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Primary Audience:
Adults
Genre:
Romance Comedy Drama
Length:
1 hr. 37 min.
Year of Release:
2017
USA Release:
September 8, 2017 (wide—2,940+ theaters)
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TRUE LOVE—What is true love and how do you know when you have found it? Answer

About Christian love

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marriage in the Bible

Is formalized marriage becoming obsolete? Answer
Some people are convinced that traditional marriages don’t work and that this practice should be abandoned. What does the Bible say about marriage?

Anxiety and Worry—What does the Bible say? Answer

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divorce and God’s Word

divorce and God’s Word

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drunkenness

sexual lust and fornication in the Bible

husbands and fathers who continue to commit adultery

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What are the consequences of sexual immorality? Answer

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Sex, Love and Relationships
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Featuring: Reese WitherspoonAlice Kinney
Lake BellZoey
Michael SheenAusten
Candice BergenLillian Stewart
Nat Wolff … Teddy
Pico Alexander … Harry
Lola Flanery … Isabel
Reid Scott … Justin Miller
Eden Grace Redfield … Rosie
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Director: Hallie Meyers-Shyer
Producer: Nancy Meyers
Erika Olde
Black Bicycle Entertainment
Distributor: Open Road Films, owned by Tang Media Partners

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: Life for a single mom in Los Angeles takes an unexpected turn when she allows three young guys to move in with her.

“Home Again’ stars Reese Witherspoon (‘Big Little Lies,’ ‘Wild,’ ‘Walk The Line,’ ‘Sweet Home Alabama’) as Alice Kinney in a modern romantic comedy.

Recently separated from her husband (Michael Sheen), Alice decides to start over by moving back to her hometown of Los Angeles with her 2 young daughters. Choosing to live a little more spontaneously, during a night out on her 40th birthday, Alice meets 3 aspiring filmmakers who happen to be in need of a place to live. Alice agrees to let the charismatic guys stay in her guest house temporarily, but the arrangement ends up unfolding in unexpected ways.

Alice’s unlikely new family and new romance comes to a crashing halt when her ex-husband shows up, suitcase in hand. ‘Home Again’ is a story of love, friendship, and the families we create. And one very big life lesson: Starting over is not for beginners.”

  • Sex/Nudity: Heavy—topless woman (from rear) with bare-chested man, naked man in woman’s bed, 3 young men living with divorcee and her kids, kissing, kissing in bed, man’s hand on woman’s covered breast, implied sex (multiple), woman in bikini on top of man, sexual comments, cleavage, shirtless men, men strip to underpants on beach
  • Profanity: Oh J*sus, J*sus (2), G*d d*mn, Oh my G*d (14), Oh G*d (5), My G*d (2), G*d (5), h*ll (2)
  • Vulgarity: s-words (5), crap (1)
  • Violence: Minor
  • Alcohol: Multiple scenes drinking wine, shots, beer
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Comments below:
Negative
Negative—Loaded with drinking, hangovers and an older woman having an ongoing fling with a younger tenant while still married (separated) to the father of her children. Real Hollywood tripe showing the bottom of the barrel. Just a sampling of how easy it is to glamorize alcohol and adultry.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Very Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 4
—Dennis, age 63 (USA)

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Movie Critics
…Modern rom-coms aren’t dead, and Reese Witherspoon’s “Home Again” proves it… satisfying flip on May-December romances…
Andrea Mandell, USA TODAY
…a bubbly brunch mimosa you drink up before the fizz is gone… [B]
Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly
…L.A.’s perkiest single mom… a lifestyle comedy with a soupçon of pain, stars Reese Witherspoon as a perky Los Angeles mother of two coping with a perky divorce and perky career problems (let’s pause and take a breath before we get to her perky love life)…
Owen Gleiberman, Variety
…“Home Again” is a romantic comedy with its heart in the right place. And that’s just about the only thing it has going for it. It’s facile, disingenuous, artificial in nearly every way. …
Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic
…A feature-length sitcom, sans laugh… a feeble stab at romantic screwball…
Jon Frosch, The Hollywood Reporter
…a cream-puffy Hollywood rom-com fantasy involving coddled well-off people… Witherspoon is taking at least two steps backward as Alice. She is just too smart of an actress to believably play a pushover who is prone to anxiety attacks and being taken advantage of by others. When her brief imitation of Bell’s snarling Labradoodle is her funniest scene, there is a problem here. …[1½]
Susan Wloszczyna, RogerEbert.com
…an imitation of life (and mom)… a shabby copy of a Nancy Meyers romantic comedy. …A star (Reese Witherspoon) plays a would-be charmer…whose neuroses are as fabulously customized as her kitchen. …Her life is as fluffed as a throw pillow and so drained of realism it is best described as a lifestyle …
Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
…Hampered by a laissez-faire, morally minimal worldview, Reese Witherspoon’s latest is a film that could have been better … but isn’t. … [2½/5]
Bob Hoose, Plugged In