Starring: Channing Tatum, Rosario Dawson, Chris Pratt, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Justin Long, Max Minghella, Ari Graynor,AubreyPlaza, Kate Mara, Oscar Isaac
Directed by Jamie Linden
Run Time: 100 mins
Genre: Comedy/ Romance/ Drama
Opens September 21st
By Lisa Minzey
Another film that we checked out this week is the high school reunion flick, 10 Years.
When the alumni of Lake Howell High School congregate for their ten year reunion, it is joyous and bittersweet for most of the people that attend. Jake (Channing Tatum) brings his girlfriend of 3 years, Jess (Jenna Dewan-Tatum), hoping not to run into his ex-high school sweetheart Mary (Rosario Dawson). Mary ends up attending with her husband in tow, unsettling Jake with feelings that have been dormant. Best buds, AJ (Max Minghella) and Marty (Justin Long) both fly into town from their glamorous lives they live in the big city. Marty hopes to reconnect with his high school crush Anna (Lynn Collins). Anna was one of the most popular girls, and school and Marty was a late bloomer who ever caught Anna’s eye.
Married alumni Cully (Chris Pratt) and Sam (Ari Graynor) are the hub of the group, living in their high school hometown with 2 kids, a home and a regular life. Cully was known as the high school bully and wants to make peace with those he tortured. Sam hated Cully in high school but turned a new leaf and won her heart. Reeves (Oscar Isaac) made a name for himself as a popular rock star with a hit song about unrequited love. When he spots his high school crush, shy girl Elise (Kate Mara), Reese wants to make it known that he remembers her.
Each person has unfinished business to attend to either with getting closure or speaking up to open a door for the future, each alumni that attends will remember this night until the next reunion.
This film is targeted more towards those in their late twenties, early thirties and is more character driven than plot driven, but is a sweet film that captures the essence of most present day high school reunions. Check it out when it opens in Phoenix on September 21st.