Sandy Kenyon reviews Reese Witherspoon's 'Home Again'

NEW YORK (WABC) -- Reese Witherspoon is back in theaters, starring in a new romantic comedy called "Home Again."

Nancy Meyers' rom-coms are "As Good as it Gets," and since that hit starring Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton, she has become the mistress of such movies. Now, her daughter has picked up the mantle with her first film.

"Home Again" is about a relationshp between a women who is turning 40 and a younger man, with Witherspoon playing a working mom trying to find her way after recently separating from her husband. It's a first-world problem given her very comfortable surroundings, but she still finds herself adrift until she meets a young man named Harry.

One thing leads to another, and the result is predictable enough. Witherspoon's mother is played by Candice Bergen, who acts as Cupid.

Harry and his pals move in, and all three prove quite handy around the house.

Call this one a pleasant diversion -- a place where no problem is pressing, and no obstacle is too difficult to overcome. It's a fairy tale that's not necessarily worth a special trip to a theater, but won't waste your time if you're in the mood for a rom-com.

For many a new movie based on a story by Stephen King will prove a better bet. "It" has already set records with its advance ticket sales and grossed $13.5 million in early showings. It is has won praise for the talented teens in the cast as well as the killer clown, and the movie could bring in as much as $75 million dollars its opening weekend.

It couldn't come at a better time, as movie studios had their worst summer in a decade.
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