There hasn’t been a proper family film in theaters since Minions opened in July, so it’s not surprising at all that Hotel Transylvania 2 cleaned up at the box office this weekend. Still, we didn’t imagine it cleaning up this well. This is the kind of opening weekend that guarantees us a Hotel Transylvania 3, for better or worse.
Here is a handy guide to help you figure out if you are watching a Nancy Meyers movie: 1. Does it feature a well-to-do white couple with an impressively designed kitchen? 2. Does it feature a Person of Advanced Age? 3. Does the trailer make you tear up despite your better instincts? 4. Do you find yourself unable to relate to the tragically white cast of characters in their pleasant cardigans, with all their disposable income and their IKEA catalogue-ready kitchens? If you answered yes to all of the above (okay, maybe number three is just me), then you are watching a Nancy Meyers movie, or at least the trailer for The Intern.
When 'The Intern' was first announced last year, the latest film from writer-director Nancy Meyers was set to star Tina Fey in the lead role. But it seems Fey has dropped out and Reese Witherspoon will take her place (even though we all know no one could ever really replace Tina Fey). Joining Witherspoon in the upcoming film is Robert De Niro, who's been really into comedies lately.