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You Again, Laughter on DVD

The comedy You Again provides a lot of laughs from the oddball characters and kooky plot in this newest Touchstone Pictures DVD/Blu-ray release from Disney.  It even plays better on the small screen because you can rewind the laughs and replay some of your favorite scenes.  Mostly aimed at the girls the film can be watched by most all the family.

The plot of this comedy tells the story of Marnie (Kristen Bell) a twenties woman who finds herself at odds when her high school nemesis when she becomes the bride of choice for her brother.  This sets up a wild and funny reunion of the two.  When the bride’s mother shows up and Marnie’s mother finds it’s her archrival from high school past, things start getting out of hand.

Jamie Lee Curtis and Sigourney Weaver play the competitive moms

The actresses chosen for the film are perfect casting.  They are comical in the roles of the completing moms and daughters.  I like the way director Andy Fickman (The Game Plan) leads his characters into one funny situation after another.  His ability to pit the strong ‘A’ list actors against each other makes for a great show in itself.

The special features on the You Again DVD include Following Fickman: On the Set of the Director showing how he gets the comedy to work; Ask the Cast with advice from the likes of Jamie Lee Curtis and Betty White; Funny or Die featuring a behind-the-scenes interview spoof with Curtis and the cast.

The Blu-ray disc, in addition to what is on the DVD includes a very funny Blooper Dance Party and additional deleted scenes.

FINAL ANALYSIS:  A fun DVD especially for the ladies. (B)

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Film Editor John Delia has been on all sides of the movie business from publications to film making. He has worked as a film critic with ACED Magazine for more than 12 years and earned a Bachelors degree in communications from the University of Florida. John is a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association. Follow John on Twitter @staragent1 or send John a message at jdelia@acedmagazine.com