Thursday, October 28, 2010
Movie Review: You Again
What doesn't kill you...is going to marry your brother.
Round 1: Marni, high school nerd turned beautiful, successful career woman, comes home to meet her brother's fiance', Joanna - only to find that Joanna is actually J.J., the popular cheerleader who tormented her teen years. Joanna pretends to not remember Marni or any of her own horrid behavior.
Round 2: When Joanna's "Aunt Mona" arrives for the wedding, she turns out to be Ramona, Marni's mother's ex-best friend from high school. The two of them had a falling-out at their senior prom and have harbored their hard feelings all these years.
Betty White is her usual comical self as Grandma Bunny, and there's even a brief appearance by Patrick Duffy who, incidently, is even dreamier than he was as Bobby Ewing in Dallas thirty years ago.
There were a couple points where the plot became a bit frantic with over-the-top jokes and shenanigans that seemed avoidable, but rational behavior isn't usually entertaining. This was a fun date night movie and we left the theater smiling.