Home Again (PG) *** – By Shirl Hollenberg

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Photo: Final poster for Home Alone, an Entertainment One release.

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Photo: Final poster for Home Alone, an Entertainment One release.
Photo: Final poster for Home Alone, an Entertainment One release.

Being single can be a drag. Out to have a new go at life is a motherly PTA type in Home Again. Dare not confuse this romantic laced EOne Entertainment flick with the riotous Home Alone films from the 90s. Here the accent is on soft romance, a perfect cure for those summertime blues. Share the laughter at the International Village Cinemas and other select Cineplex cites around B.C.

Nobody can play that down home motherly type, better than Reese Witherspoon. The divine Ms. R may well have needed her Legally Blonde briefing notes to navigate the trials and tribulations of conjuring up an “illicit” romance with a dashing much younger man or two. Perhaps that’s what the sunny west coast air does to you. Never mind the nourishment requirements of the newly minted single mom’s parenting skills being offered to her two young daughters.

Not in L.A. but busy on the east coast is their hot shot music producing dad, played poignantly by Michael Sheen. Just how good old dad reacts to his former lady’s new fondness for hot hunky much younger men provides a bit of bitter sweetness to this relocation saga.

Mainly intended most likely for a female audience Home Again is one of your standard relationship movies that is not that eventful though it’s performances are uniformly good and well acted. And it’s nice to see Candice Bergen again appealing on screen.