Parents' Guide to

You Again

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Great cast, but "mean girl" wedding comedy is mediocre.

Movie PG 2010 90 minutes
You Again Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 18 parent reviews

age 12+

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 9+

Great cast! Great theme! Great comedy!

This movie is great! Me and my daughter watched it and I was in tears of laughter! I really enjoyed it too (but not as much as her, she's seen it ten times already)! This story carries a valuable message about forgiveness and revenge! Revenge is never good, and sometimes that is hard to believe. You shouldn't get stuck in the past, it's all about letting go. Marni Olsen is a bright and funny character who was very unpopular in high school, and bullied by JJ (a popular cheerleader). Years later, when Marni comes home from work, she finds out JJ and her older brother Will are engaged. She attempts to crash their wedding but things end terribly! She discovers who JJ is deep down.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (18):
Kids say (62):

Bell is a talented actress with surprisingly sharp comedy chops, but a movie as clichéd and predictable as this one may leave audiences wondering where her comedy mojo has gone. At first glance, this wedding comedy seems like a winner based on the cast alone -- Weaver, Curtis, Victor Garber, Betty White as the zinger-throwing grandma. Unfortunately, director Andy Fickman -- a specialist in family-friendly titles like The Game Plan and Race to Witch Mountain -- doesn't infuse YOU AGAIN with any edge or any surprises (unless you count the cameos and the flashbacks). There's even a much-younger brother for comedy relief, a la Family Ties.

Aside from the cameos, the surprising finds of this broad comedy -- which includes such ludicrous details as two former cheerleaders who stay so close that they're both due on the exact same date and a bride who asks someone she only recently tolerated to walk her down the aisle -- are actors Wolk and Sean Wing (as a former crush). Both are charismatic and will hopefully take off in more roles. All weaknesses aside, if you're a mother with a teenage daughter looking for a teachable moment, this could be a good film selection: It shows girls that you don't have to be this way in high school ... and even if you are, you don't have to stay that way forever. Otherwise, skip it and stay home to watch Father of the Bride.

Movie Details

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate