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  • Summary: Successful PR pro Marni heads home for her older brother's wedding and discovers that he's marrying her high school arch nemesis, who's conveniently forgotten their problematic past. Then the bride's jet-setting aunt bursts in and Marni's not-so-jet-setting mom comes face to face with herSuccessful PR pro Marni heads home for her older brother's wedding and discovers that he's marrying her high school arch nemesis, who's conveniently forgotten their problematic past. Then the bride's jet-setting aunt bursts in and Marni's not-so-jet-setting mom comes face to face with her own high school rival. The claws come out and old wounds are opened in this crazy comedy that proves that not all rivalries are forever. (Touchstone Pictures) Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 25
  2. Negative: 14 out of 25
  1. Reviewed by: Lana Berkowitz
    75
    Among the slapstick, there are musical numbers and a few surprise cameo appearances. In the end, the film leaves you in a dance-happy mood.
  2. Reviewed by: Keith Staskiewicz
    50
    Yes, You Again. We've met before.
  3. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    50
    As the girl fights and rivalry play out, flashes of wit are obscured by the plot's contrivances.
  4. 38
    Disney's effort to turn Kristen Bell into America's Sweetheart reaches its tipping point with You Again, a flat romantic comedy that packages her in a funny setup and surrounds her with funny people.
  5. Reviewed by: Andrew Barker
    30
    Manages to squander three generations of formidable actresses.
  6. Suffers from an increasingly common movie defect: appealing, sharply drawn supporting characters, and a cast of main characters that is as unlikely as it is unlikable.
  7. 0
    You Again could be taught at film schools as an example of how not to make a movie. And how not to humiliate veteran actors.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 24
  2. Negative: 8 out of 24
  1. Sep 28, 2010
    10
    Kristen Bell continues her delightful run from "Veronica Mars" to "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" to "When In Rome" into the open arms of America.Kristen Bell continues her delightful run from "Veronica Mars" to "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" to "When In Rome" into the open arms of America. She holds her own very well while leading a charming cast of veteran favorites. Kristen Bell for Prez! Expand
  2. Sep 28, 2010
    10
    I was surprised by how sweet and funny this film was! We took our 13-year-old and realized the film not only entertained us but also providedI was surprised by how sweet and funny this film was! We took our 13-year-old and realized the film not only entertained us but also provided us the opportunity to talk to her about the issue of bullying. The audience we were in actually clapped a few times. Can't remember the last time that happened in a movie. All in all I'd say it's a really entertaining family film. Expand
  3. Sep 28, 2010
    9
    The audience I saw this with was tearing up the place, clapping and laughing. And, of course, America's collective, darling grandma, BettyThe audience I saw this with was tearing up the place, clapping and laughing. And, of course, America's collective, darling grandma, Betty White, was a gem. Overall, I was pleasantly surprised. Expand
  4. Nov 22, 2010
    5
    The formula here is so overused it fails to be charming and just comes out as messy. There are a few moments of clarity brought to you by ourThe formula here is so overused it fails to be charming and just comes out as messy. There are a few moments of clarity brought to you by our star power houses of Sigorny Weaver, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Betty White make it worth a look. Expand
  5. Mar 7, 2011
    4
    you again wasn't the most amazing movie out there but it was still a cute little film that to me made my family laugh. I have to admit theyou again wasn't the most amazing movie out there but it was still a cute little film that to me made my family laugh. I have to admit the acting in it was sometimes to over dramatic, only because the actress herself couldn't fit into a "royal **** role because shes a true sweet heart (Odette Yustman). She matched the pretty, girl lovable, Joana but as J J she really didn't know how to be a bad girl. not only that but there are a few revisions of the screen play that could have been written better then maybe the movie wouldn't have turned out to look so fake at times. Other then that it was a cute film but it didn't turn out the way I expected it Expand
  6. Aug 17, 2011
    3
    Let's play a game I'd like to call "Word Association:" "She's the Man," "The Game-Plan," "Race to Witch Mountain," and the made-for-tvLet's play a game I'd like to call "Word Association:" "She's the Man," "The Game-Plan," "Race to Witch Mountain," and the made-for-tv 'Lifetime' special "Wright v. Wrong;" any reactions? Do the words brainless. emasculating, flat, pulseless, insipid, stale, dull, enervating, and cinematic decadent come to mind? If so, you might be familiar with Mr. Fickman's recent work. One of his latest being yet another Disney-rom-com-meets ABC Family-Oxygen flatliner that tries to sneak in some praise with the likes of a few veteran actresses (Weaver and Curtis-oh and who could forget Betty White). But don't get your hopes to high yet, every director has a motive, and Fickman isn't any different---these women are casted for a reason. As the film progresses (or dissipates further into fatuousness), these gals serve as the final impediment of what seems like a continuing ensemble of nails in the coffin. So, worst case scenario you see the movie to assuage your "Alien" - "True Lies" - "Golden Girls" nostalgia. As for some of the other castings---Kristen Bell in particular---acting appears almost foreign to her in this film. I don't know if she was just looking for a quick payday or what, but I haven't seen her more "out of" her character than she is in "You Again." Half-baked, unattentive, uninterested, ill-conceived delineation of a PR-promotee whose high school unfortunates come to meet her once again. The premise, although some-what intriguing at first, follows close behind the "way overdone" genres of Hollywood today, so much that one might mistaken pieces of the screenplay for another; plagarism in moviemaking is satisfactory...all right...COPY + PASTE...yes, now I have a fully-functioning 90 minute rom-com! Now, let me throw in some pathetically selected cameos, a rendition of "Glee" in a hospital, and causeless catfights and you have "You Again." Almost forgot...slapstick humor---made just for you. Verdict: bouyant, lightheartedness that fails to asservate any sort of palpable feeling or pathos; heavily reliant on drollery, slapstick, con-melodramma, and hackneyed substance. Expand
  7. Sep 24, 2010
    1
    It may have some unexpected cameos, but that doesn't cut it, and You Again is a horrific movie that isn't a romantic comedy or a chickIt may have some unexpected cameos, but that doesn't cut it, and You Again is a horrific movie that isn't a romantic comedy or a chick flick... it's more of a horror movie, due to the fact that it's scary of how bad You Again is. My favorite part of the movie was the trailers. Even Betty White couldn't get a laugh, and this corny DIsney movie is not worth the money. It's not even worth the 10 mile drive to get to the theater. Avoid You Again. Expand

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