You Again

Rated 3.0

A smart young career woman (Kristen Bell) learns to her horror that her brother is about to marry the campus bitch-queen (Odette Yustman) who tormented her all through high school; on top of that, her mother (Jamie Lee Curtis) and the bride’s aunt (Sigourney Weaver) also have a history going back to high school, and the memories are not warm. Moe Jelline’s script is contrived and over-the-top, and director Andy Fickman lays on the cattiness with a trowel. The movie skates by on the strength of its on-camera talent; Bell shows a hitherto unsuspected gift for physical comedy to go with her Katie Couric perkiness, and she is supported on the broad shoulders of a powerhouse cast (including Victor Garber as her father, Betty White as her grandmother, and Kristin Chenoweth as a chipmunky wedding planner).