Another Young Again Movie
Cat (Hope Clarke) and Gene (Robert Hooks) have been divorced for a few years and don't get on but find themselves both at their son Barry (Phillip Jarrett) and their grandchildren, Sydney (Tia Mowry-Hardrict) and Willie's (Tahj Mowry) home when Barry and his wife go away and the grandchildren need to be looked after. Willie just happens to be a young inventor who has managed to create a formula to make those who use it young again. This is what happens to Cat and Gene when they use soap which has been infused with the formula and now Cat (Tamera Mowry-Housley) and Gene (Mark Taylor) find themselves 17 again with Cat now looking like Sydney. Whilst Willie sets out to create away of reversing what he has done it might not be needed as both Cat and Gene take to being young again.
Nine years before Matthew Perry transformed into Zac Efron in "17 Again" we had the Mowry clan, as in sisters Tia and Tamera along with brother Tahj, doing the 17 thing with "Seventeen Again". The thing is that even back in 2000 the whole age switch thing had been done to death and this offers up nothing new when it comes to the central novelty. There is some confusion when it comes to old people looking young again, using computers, going to class and on top of this there is added confusion as Grandma Cat now looks like Sydney making things even more confusing. Yes there are some laughs to all this when Gene finds out he has become 17 again whilst driving a car but for the most it is familiar including the whole grandma and grandpa falling in love again thing.
But of course "Seventeen Again" isn't really about the storyline but more a case of delivering another Mowry movie for those who are fans of Tia, Tamera and of course Tahj. Going by some of the gushing and short reviews I have stumbled across I would say it probably works as I read "Tia and Tamera" are amazing in one of these short reviews. But it does means for anyone else who comes across this it is just typical and highly predictable right down to the now young Gene finding himself with some female fans due to the gentlemanly way he treats women.
What this all boils down to is that "Seventeen Again" is two things; firstly it seems to be a lot of fun for fans of the Mowry clan but secondly it ends up a typical and predictable age switch movie for those who watch as movie fans rather than Mowry fans.