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At the Movies: September 8

September 07, 2017

Now playing: A delightful romantic comedy starring Reese Witherspoon and a spooky remake of one of Stephen King’s most quintessential and disturbing horror stories.

Home Again

Alice Cooper (Reese Witherspoon), who is recently separated from her husband (Michael Sheen), decides to start over by moving back to her hometown of Los Angeles with her two daughters. While celebrating her 40th birthday out on the town, Alice meets three handsome young men. She learns that all 3 guys happen to be in-between living situations, and she decides to allow them to temporarily stay in her guest home. This unlikely new living arrangement — and unusual love triangle — ends up unfolding in unexpected ways, and comes to a crashing halt when Alice’s ex decides to show up. Also starring Candice Bergen, Nat Wolff, Pico Alexander, and Lake Bell.

Rated PG-13. Romantic Comedy. Directed by Hallie Meyers-Shyer. 2 hours.

What the Internet Says:

“Modern rom-coms aren't dead, and Reese Witherspoon's 'Home Again' proves it… satisfying dialogue cut with relatable romance is the little black dress of cinema. It will never go out of style.” — USA Today

Our Take: If you love filmmaker Nancy Myers’ classic rom-coms like ‘Something’s Gotta Give’ and ‘It’s Complicated,’ then you’ll adore this first flick written and directed by her very own daughter, Hallie Myers-Shyer. Reese Witherspoon shines and her performance will leave you smiling from ear to ear (as usual).

IT

When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, neighborhood kids band together to square off against Pennywise, an evil clown whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries. Based on the 1986 novel by Stephen King. Starring Bill Skarsgård, Finn Woldhard, Sophia Lillis, Jaeden Lieberher, Jack Dylan Grazer, Chosen Jacobs, Owen Teague, and Wyatt Oleff.

Rated R. Horror. Directed by Andrés Muschietti. 2h 15m.

Our Take: ‘IT’ is seriously the perfect film to mark the beginning of fall horror movie season. If you’ve already seen the original made-for-television miniseries (which aired in two parts back in 1990) this reboot will feel satisfyingly nostalgic and just as terrifying (if not more so). We’re already shuddering thinking about the sequel…