ANDY’S RATING: ★★★ In cinemas on Friday
AFTER her unconvincing battle with drug addiction in Wild, wholesome Reese Witherspoon is back on home turf in this cutesy rom-com.
Produced by chick-flick legend Nancy Meyers and written and directed by her daughter Hallie (it must have been a tough interview), it’s a breezy affair from inside the Hollywood bubble.
After splitting with her New York music producer husband (Michael Sheen), Witherspoon’s Alice and her daughters have moved back into the Hollywood mansion she was brought up in.
While juggling the school run and setting up an interior design business (we’ve all been there), she meets three film-makers who are in LA to sign a deal.
Her movie star mum has a brilliant idea – let them move into the guest house from where they can work on a script, mind the kids and help Alice get her groove back.
Booty calls, it turns out, are the unexpected bonus.
If you’re looking for grit, stay away. But don’t underestimate Witherspoon, whose likeability and comic timing keep this fluffy fantasy ticking over.
She’s back, and it’s like she never left.