10 Years (2012) Movie Review
Released : Sept. 17th, 2012
Reviewed : Feb. 16th, 2013
Genre : Comedy / Drama
Story (from IMDB) :
The night before their high school reunion, a group of friends realize they still haven’t quite grown up in some ways.
This is a perfect example of a movie that goes extremely under the radar and never gets the push it should.
10 Years follows a group of people reuniting for their high school reunion party. That really is the main plot point. The story follows more into digging into and showing each individuals story and combining them as a whole rather than focusing on one single story. What you get from each person though is a wide range of things. You of course get to see how over time so of the people have changed while others are either still the same or just trying to relive the days of their youth when they were at their best. It really does give a real authentic feeling to it actually. Even with some stereotype and cliche characters it still is able to get a organic relate able feel to it.
The cast though is full of big name stars though which is one reason I was surprised I hadn’t heard of this before seeing it at a Redbox. With stars like Channing Tatum, Rosario Dawson, Justin Long, Chris Pratt, and Aubrey Plaza you would think it would have more draw than a limited release and a silent DVD release but it didn’t. Channing Tatum plays a great role as the jock who grew up to become a mortgage broker. Justin Long is the guy who moves to New York and who everything thinks has a great life but in reality has a miserable one. Chris Pratt is the guy who gets married, has a family, and stays in the same town. Rosario Dawson really helps the movie as Channing Tatum’s old love. Her role with Tatum really brings in the more emotional moments of the movie and really gives it one of the extra realistic parts to it.
You don’t just get a comedy with this movie. Even the comedy isn’t one that you would really expect coming from the nature of the movie. It isn’t raunchy really and most of it relies on almost a dry humor. At the same time though as the movie and characters progress it mixes in the ties of a romance and drama into it. Surprisingly the movie never really feels dull or starts to bore as the characters all become likeable by the end.
Overall I really suggest this. It is a great movie and I feel like it is severely under looked and under rated.