Film / You Again

You Again, 2010 comedy and romance directed by Andy Fickman and staring Kristen Bell, Odette Yustman (she hadn't changed her last name to Annable then), Sigourney Weaver, Jamie Lee Curtis, Betty White, and Victor Garber.

When former high school loser Marni Olsen realizes her brother is about to marry her high school rival Joanna, she sets out to expose the fiancée's true colours. Things get out of hand when it turns out that her mom Gail and the bride's aunt Ramona are in a similar situation.

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This work contains the following tropes:

  • The Bride with a Past: Marni realizes her brother is about to marry the Alpha Bitch who made her life miserable in high school.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: Played with. When Joanna first meets Marni as Marni's future sister-in-law, she seemingly doesn't recognize or remember Marni in the slightest. Later when Marni confronts her in private, Joanna shows that she remembers perfectly and is unrepentant, dismissive and condescending. Later, after Marni blows up the wedding rehearsal by exposing Joanna's lies, Joanna admits to Marni that she really is sorry and only invoked the trope because she was terrified of the fact that she was marrying the brother of her former victim.
  • The Cameo: Dwayne Johnson, uncredited, as the Air Marshal on Marni's plane; and Cloris Leachman (also uncredited) as Helen. And, of course, Hall And Oates perform at the end.
  • The Cheerleader: Joanna and Gail were this in high school.
  • Could Have Avoided This Plot: If Joanna had just apologized to Marni for being the horrible person she admits she was, they really could have started over like she said she wanted. The blame for the mess is not one sided however. Marni could have just as easily confronted Joanna in private rather than the Roaring Rampage of Revenge and gotten the apology she wanted in a quiet and dignified manner
  • Cringe Comedy: Try to watch the scene where Tim gives a speech at the wedding recital without cringing. I dare you.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: The scene in the kitchen after the wedding is ruined, until revealed to be otherwise, is shot to make the audience feel like the ex-bride-to-be is about to commit suicide after the wedding is ruined.
  • Establishing Character Moment: After a lengthy flashback of her Extreme Doormat past, we see Marni's developed (over)defensive streak in the present rather quickly, angrily snapping at two individuals who try to browbeat her quiet in a plane.
  • Fun with Acronyms: Marci Oliva Olsen. M.O.O.
  • Generation Xerox: Played with. Marni was a dork in school and Joanna was the Alpha Bitch. While the same situation applies to Gail and Ramona, it was Gail who was the popular one and Ramona always left in the dust. For Grandma Bunny, see Here We Go Again.
  • Here We Go Again: Grandma Bunny turns out to be an old rival of Joanna's grandma Helen.
  • Then Let Me Be Evil: After becoming increasingly infuriated by Marni not letting her Alpha Bitch past go, Joanna reverts to her catty ways towards her. Cue the cat fight.