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Friday, September 21, 2012

10 Years

The screenwriter Jamie Linden for Dear John and We Are Marshall has taken his new script as his directorial debut. The ensemble rom-com works with a pleasant nostalgia for those heady high school days and the ability to look back on those moments when the world held promise. The cast effectively portrays old friends gathered revisiting their teen persona's as the most attractive graduating class ever. It's just hard to believe that these 30 something actors are supposed to be 28 years old.

Channing Tatum who is also one of the films' producers plays the prom king jock who is now a mortgage broker. He brings along Jess (Jenna Dewan-Tatum the real life wife) his girlfriend of three years who he been planning to propose to for the past eight months. He's heard that he won't run into his old flame Mary (Rosario Dawson), but at the last minute she decides to attend with her husband (Ron Livingston). The circle of friends awkwardly wonder how this will play out. Marty (Justin Long) and AJ (Max Minghella) were best friends and hope to hit on Anna (Lynn Collins) the once hot party girl. Everyone gathers at the family home of Cully (Chris Pratt) and Sam (Ari Graynor) married with kids before the reunion. Sam is the designated driver which allows her husband to get drunk. He's decided this reunion will give him a chance to apologize to those classmates he bullied like Peter (Aaron Yoo) but unfortunately Cully insistence on getting forgiveness become harassment. Olivia (Aubrey Plaza) learns some new things about her husband Garrity (Brian Geraghty) that makes her uncomfortable. Famous musician Reeves (Oscar Isaac) comes back and sings his hit song which is about his secret crush to the girl with the yellow shoes, Elise (Kate Mara, Max Minghella's real life girlfriend). Andre (Anthony Mackie) remains a player but outside of a brief scene at explaining some past heartache the rest must have ended up on the cutting room floor.

The party held in a nice hotel hosted by Julie (Kelly Noonan) is everything one would expect from a class reunion with an open bar. Inebriated friends reminisce over old pictures. Jake and Mary's respective partners allow the two to spend some time together making them appreciate more the choices that they have made. Sam is left trying to clean up stumbling drunk Cully who despite being a jerk is still her husband. Scott (Scott Porter) has moved to Japan and has brought along his wife Suki (Eiko Nijo) doesn't think he will ever come back. He tell the group the theme of this movie: “Why spend your time looking back when you can spend your time looking forward.” Everything is nicely resolved. The end. You've been mildly entertained.
(Review by reesa)

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