Tag – Film #51

To Tag, or not to Tag, that is the Question!


Based on a True Story, and taken from the Wall Street Journal article “It takes planning, caution to avoid being it”, Tag is the story of a group of friends who have been playing the same game of Tag for 30 years. The only problem is…one of them has never been tagged. Jeremy Renner is the one who has always outrun them, outsmarted them and generally just been better at the game than them.

Ed Helms, Jon Hamm, Jake Johnson and Hannibal Buress are the rest of the friends who are vying to bring down Renner in this year’s game (they only play during the month of May).

Lets start out by saying that this film is hilarious…literally laugh out loud funny whether it’s the well written lines, or the action, with Renner’s commentary during his slow-motion outsmarting of his friends. It’s so good.

However…the film takes a turn at one point which I didn’t enjoy. I ain’t going to explain what it is, but one of the story arcs in the last third of the film takes a turn which I both didn’t expect, and also fear it could suffer because of it. It’s a story around Renner’s fiancee, which you will fully understand when you see it.

But away from that, its truly fantastic. I did expect a bit more of a fun ending than we get, but hey you can’t have everything!

Great cast, and a film which feels like it comes straight out of the “Horrible Bosses” camp.



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