Watching You Again
is not unlike seeing an old acquaintance from high school, if acquaintances were pleasantly predictable comedies. It tells the same stories, shares the same woes, and hasn’t quite come to terms with the fact that its glory days are over -- but it’s not an unwelcome presence.
The film begins with Kristen Bell in the role of Marni, resident high school geek, circa 2002. Like the “four-eyed, pimple-faced” students that preceded her, as well of those who follow in her footsteps, it’s hard not to sympathize with Marni’s multiple attempts to hold her head high despite crippling social awkwardness and the kind of bad luck that ends up on ...