10 Years

It has been 10 years since they graduated from high school. Everyone is back in town for the reunion. They are all in different stages in life. Married. Dating. Single. Successful, living in New York. Musicians. Some living in their hometown. Some even in the same house.

As the group (Channing Tatum, Justin Long, Rosario Dawson, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Max Minghella, Oscar Isaac, Chris Pratt, Ari Graynor) gets together again, they learn that most of them haven’t changed since high school. Everyone is eager to reconnect with their old friends. Cully (Chris Pratt), who was a bully in high school is looking to make amends with those he tortured in high school. Sometimes with less than the desired result. (With a group the size shown in the film, there are too many storylines and subplots to touch on them all. Let’s just say it’s a romcom, leaning more towards rom than com. It does have it’s funny moments, though.)

In the end, they realize that none of them have really changed that much.

10 Years is pretty standard high school reunion fare. You have all the typical players, from jocks to cool kids to nerds, all congregating together. I had a hard time believing that all these people would be in the same circles. But stranger things have happened.

The story and cast are exactly what you expect from a high school reunion movie. It’s acceptable, but nothing spectacular. At least Channing does a better job acting than he does in Magic Mike, which isn’t saying much. Overall, nothing offensively bad, but nothing to write home about.

It’s not a bad film. There are worse choices you could make to spend an hour and a half or so. It’s pretty much what you would expect to actually happen at a high school reunion. (Ironically, as I was watching a movie about a high school reunion, my 20 year reunion — of which I was not aware — was occurring at the same time. Not that I’m bitter that I missed it…)

If you’re at the RedBox and there’s nothing that grabs your eye, pick up 10 Years. Let me know if it is anything like your reunions.

10 Years

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