The closest thing we’ve had to the warmth, humor and charm of Nora Ephron are the films of Nancy Meyers. From the Father of the Bride movies to The Holiday, Something’s Gotta Give, It’s Complicated, and most recently The Intern (and all of their magnificent kitchens), Meyers films are the only films that still resemble the heart and tone of the 1990s Romantic Comedy Golden Age.
But at the age of 66, Meyers is likely to start slowing down. According to her IMDb page, she currently doesn’t have anything in development.
Cue the nepotism.
Nancy’s daughter Hallie Meyers-Shyer will soon be making her writer/director debut, and it will star Reese Witherspoon. Mom will produce.
Titled Home Again, the script is about a newly separated L.A. mother of two whose life is turned upside down when she takes in three young, charismatic guys. Comedy is bound to ensue.
As someone who’s greatly appreciated Nancy Meyers’ career, the only one to have carried the torch of those classic & classy rom-coms, this is encouraging news to hear, particularly as Meyers’ output begins to wind down. Witherspoon agreeing to star is an early positive sign. Here’s to hoping.