In it, Alice Kinney (Witherspoon) decides to move back to her hometown of Los Angeles with her two young daughters after separating from her husband (Michael Sheen).
“Alice is a newly separated loser,” Witherspoon’s character says in the trailer while typing on a computer.
But while out celebrating her 40th birthday (which her character deems as her “own personal New Years Eve”), Alice has a chance encounter with three aspiring filmmakers in need of a place to stay. When she offers them the use of her guest house, the guys accept and a new, unconventional family is formed.
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And naturally, romance begins to develop in some unexpected ways.
“I’m not in love with her,” says one of the young filmmakers. “I just love a lot of things about her like her face and her personality.”
Witherspoon teamed up with a first-time female director for the project. Home Again was written and directed by a newcomer with an impressive pedigree, Hallie Meyers-Shyer. Her mom, Nancy Meyers, is the director behind hits like Something’s Gotta Give and It’s Complicated, as well as the writer of Private Benjamin.
Home Again hits theaters Sept. 8.