Reese Witherspoon Starts Over In More Ways Than One In The 'Home Again' Trailer

HBO's Big Little Lies gave Reese Witherspoon the best reviews she's ever had, including when she won Best Supporting Actress for Walk the Line. But on the big screen she continues to be a bit scattershot. For every Wild, there's a Hot Pursuit; for every Mud there's a Devil's Knot. And it seems in the case of her next film, Home Again, she's decided to go back to something easy and comfortable; a rom-com.

Hallie Meyers-Shyer makes her writing and directing debut in a film that looks like something her mother, Nancy Meyers, would have politely refused. Witherspoon plays a recently-separated woman who moves back home to Los Angeles with her daughter, meets some filmmakers, and lets them move in to her house. Romance and hilarity follow, although not so much of the latter based on this trailer, which looks absolutely terrible. Sorry, I don't think people are going to be able to relate.  Here's the synopsis:

HOME AGAIN stars Reese Witherspoon (“Big Little Lies,” “Wild,” “Walk The Line,” “Sweet Home Alabama“) as Alice Kinney in a modern romantic comedy. Recently separated from her husband, (Michael Sheen), Alice decides to start over by moving back to her hometown of Los Angeles with her two young daughters. During a night out on her 40th birthday, Alice meets three aspiring filmmakers who happen to be in need of a place to live. Alice agrees to let the guys stay in her guest house temporarily, but the arrangement ends up unfolding in unexpected ways. Alice’s unlikely new family and new romance comes to a crashing halt when her ex-husband shows up, suitcase in hand. HOME AGAIN is a story of love, friendship, and the families we create.  And one very big life lesson: Starting over is not for beginners.

Also starring Nat Wolff, Reid Scott, Lake Bell, Jon Rudnitsky, Candace Bergen, Michael Sheen, and Pico Alexander, Home Again opens September 8th.