'You Again' (2-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
(Sigourney Weaver, Jamie Lee Curtis, Betty White, Kristen Bell, Victor Garber, et al / Blu ray+DVD / PG / 2011 / Touchstone)
Overview: 'You Again,' the nonstop laugh fest, is pure fun that features an all-star cast with comedy pedigrees - including Kristen Bell, Jamie Lee Curtis, Sigourney Weaver and the always outrageous Betty White. For Marnie (Bell), high school was a horror movie, and her brother's wedding is the sequel when her archrival comes back to haunt her as his bride!
Blu ray Verdict: After years of healing success and maturity post high-school, Marnie aka MOO, finds out that her brother is marrying her nastiest high-school tormentor. With no time to process the information or put on full body armor, Marnie is thrown into the situation just days before the wedding. Joanna, oddly, doesn't even remember Marnie the queen-of-geeks and has gone on to become a perfect blend of Martha Stewart and Mother Teresa. Or maybe not!
Chick-flicky, yes. But its more about friends, enemies and the painful art of growing-up. The movie contains a few cheesy moments and a few underdeveloped relationships because the cast of characters is huge. But, it's respectful of friendship, forgiveness, character and marriage. Jamie Lee Curtis and Sigourney Weaver are delightfully amusing and seem to enjoy every bit of working together in this film. There is a scene at the end of the movie that is hilarious and worth every bit of cheese and I can't say one more thing about it because it would be a big spoiler. The film is clean and would be a terrific pre-teen movie choice.
Comparable movies are 'Mean Girls,' 'Monster-In-Law,' 'Bride Wars,' 'Win a Date with Tad Hamilton' and 'Confessions of a Shopaholic.' If you liked any of the above or any of the You Again cast of characters you should enjoy this film. This is one I'll be adding to my DVD collection. [KK] This is a Widescreen Presentation (2.35:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and this combo pack comes with the Special Features of:
Following Fickman: On Set With The Director - Peer into the madcap mind of Hollywood's wackiest director, Andy Fickman, as he orchestrates the comedy of Kristen Bell, Sigourney Weaver, Jamie Lee Curtis and Betty White
Ask The Cast - Jamie Lee Curtis, Betty White, Sigourney Weaver, and Kristen Bell answer questions from fans. Betty's advice might not be what you expect
Funny Or Die - In this behind-the-scenes interview spoof, Jaime Lee Curtis, Betty White, Sigourney Weaver, Odette Yustman and Kristen Bell discuss the movie when things get tense between the actresses eventually boiling over into a cast fight
3 deleted scenes with commentary - Sharing A Room, Photo Album Memories, and Riding The Silk
Blooper Dance Party - On-set antics abound as the cast dances to their own beat
Additional deleted scenes with commentary: Good Morning Sunshine, Grandma Bunny's House (with Betty White), Meet Georgia King (with Betty White), Gail's Shower/Ramona's Dress, The Compost Heap (with Betty White), Covered In Lard (with Betty White), Bridal Shower (with Betty White), and After The Fiasco