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Me Again

By Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Heavy faith-based film about divorce has mature themes.

Movie NR 2012 88 minutes
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age 11+

Based on 1 parent review

age 11+

A good movie that says to be happy with what ya got

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ME AGAIN is not light fare. It presents a father struggling to engage with his wife and family and the various ways in which he lets his community down while he wallows in self-pity. The humor is a little goofy, too -- the majority of the laughs here seem to come from seeing a man dressed up as a woman in makeup and heels -- and doing it badly -- or seeing a grown man deal with the discomfort of suddenly inhabiting the body of the teenage boy who happens to be dating his daughter. That sometimes lightens the mood, but the implausibility factor is high in this context, and the time our protagonist spends inhabiting other perspectives isn't always long or nuanced enough to get a real sense for how he's transformed by it.

That said, the movie plays with some nice ideas about what gratitude means, how easy it is to take the people who love us for granted, and what it's like to really see things from someone else's perspective. With a heavy dose of Sunday church lectures, Me Again may work for Christian families looking for a little comedy in their faith-based entertainment, but it's unlikely to curry favor with a secular audience.

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