On Wednesday night Reese attended a New York screening of her new romantic comedy movie Home Again. Reese was sparkling in a little yellow dress by Michael Kors, with Jimmy Choo heels and Anita Ko jewellry – I love this look on her! She was joined on the red carpet by her writer/director Hallie Meyers-Shyer and co-stars Candice Bergen, Pico Alexander, and Jon Rudnitsky. We have HQ photos for you in our Gallery:
On Wednesday evening, guests gathered in Midtown Manhattan to see Reese Witherspoon’s latest movie, Home Again, at a screening hosted by the Cinema Society with Elizabeth Arden and Lindt chocolate. The film, which centers on Witherspoon’s Alice—the daughter of a famous filmmaker who has just returned to her hometown of Los Angeles post-separation from her husband with her two children in tow—is Hallie Meyers-Shyer’s directorial debut. Meyers-Shyer’s mom is none other than the famed director Nancy Meyers, the woman behind hits like Something’s Gotta Give, The Parent Trap, and The Holiday, so, needless to say, filmmaking runs in the family.
Like most, the writer and first-time director drew from situations she’d encountered in real life when coming up with the movie’s premise, which sees Alice begrudgingly taking in three young (and very cute!) aspiring filmmakers (played by Nat Wolff, Pico Alexander, and Jon Rudnitsky) and putting them up in her guest house upon the urging of her mother Lillian Stewart, a former silver screen star, played to hilarious perfection by Candice Bergen. “Be a patron of the arts!” she exclaims. (She and Lake Bell, as a vapid, kimono-wearing L.A. socialite who hires Alice as a decorator, really serve up the laughs.)
Anyway, the boys end up bringing out the best in everyone in the family and typical rom-com hijinks ensue, but the ending is unexpected and indicative of the fact that what you might initially write off as a recently-turned-40-year-old divorcée’s ultimate fantasty—three attractive twentysomething men shacking up next door!—is rooted in the real world. “I knew someone who had three young guys come in and stay at her house,” says Meyers-Shyer. “I mean, one of them is cooking for her, she’s dating one of them, and one of them is in love with her. . . . but really I drew it from less fantasy and more reality. I tried to think of real people that I knew and what they would all be like in this situation.”
And while Meyers-Shyer went on to dryly acknowledge that telling a story with a woman at the center of it seems to be a feminist act in 2017, she also noted that the real crux of the movie “is about a woman finding herself and not needing a man.” Together, she and Witherspoon (who was in a canary yellow fitted Michael Kors Collection dress at the screening) portrayed this while simultaneously making us want to pick up and move to L.A. in the process. In this feel good-flick, ogling the impeccably decorated homes was just part of the fun. (Meyers-Shyer has obviously taken a page from her mother’s playbook when it comes showcasing beautifully appointed interiors.) “[And, of course], Reese was just magic onscreen,” adds Meyers-Shyer. “It’s so fun to watch her make material come to life. As a first-time filmmaker, for someone like that to put [her] faith in you is just the ultimate confidence booster.”
After the screening, everyone relocated to the Skylark for Qui tequila cocktails, and in between brushing up against stars and sipping white wine, this writer and her wingwoman and fellow mom could have sworn Pico Alexander, the actor who plays the sexy leading man opposite Alice, did a double take our way. It may have been the dark lighting, the fact that the film’s plot was still so fresh in our minds, or perhaps he was just trying to find the restroom, but it was a confidence booster we were happy to take home.
Reese Witherspoon Says She’s ‘So Excited’ About Her New TV Series With Jennifer Aniston: ‘We’re Having a Great Time’
Reese Witherspoon confirmed it: working on developing a television show with Jennifer Aniston is just as much fun as you’d expect it to be.
On the red carpet before a screening of her new film Home Again, Witherspoon talked about her upcoming project with her A-list pal.
“[I am] so excited,” Witherspoon told reporters at the New York screening hosted by the Cinema Society. “[We’re having] so much fun brainstorming and laughing and sending each other emails. We’re having a great time.”
The Hollywood Reporter called the project “an untitled series exploring morning shows and the larger New York media scene that they inhabit.” Both women will be executive producers.
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