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Movie Review: You Again

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This movie just didn’t work.  The script was such a mess, I found myself in physical pain for most of the film.   Here’s the story in a nutshell: Kristen Bell’s high school bully is marrying her brother, and she wants to stop the wedding.   Apparently, her brother (that she was very close with in high school) never knew that his future wife made his little sister’s life miserable as a teenager, and Bell makes it her mission to let him know.  Sense the script holes already?  The movie is so focused on the brother and his horrible fiance, I’m surprised Bell was even billed as the star of the film, considering she was barely in it.  Though she had her own love interest, the actor who played her crush was a major miscast, and he only had about four lines in the entire film.   The other problem with the film is the heavy stunt-casting.  When you put Sigourney Weaver, Jamie Lee Curis, and Betty White,  in a movie as supporting players, you better give them something to say.  Unfortunately, their roles took away from the plot instead of adding to it.  It’s simply impossible to make a movie with 6 sub-plots, and maintain its depth.  You should have a little more trust in the lead.  Oh and one more thing — the movie wasn’t funny.   Almost every scene tried to be funny, and I looked around the theater to notice that no one was laughing.  And I won’t even mention a disgusting scene with Betty White that should have been left on the cutting room floor.