Kathy vs. T.K.s view on TAG – Rated R

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This film is just TOO MUCH FUN!”  – Kathy Kaiser, matineechat.com 

TAG – Rated R – 1 hr. 40 mins.
Director:  Jeff Tomsic

Writers:  Rob McKittrick Mark Steilen, Russell Adams 

Starring:  Ed Helms, Jon Hamm, Jake Johnson, Isla Fisher, Hannibal Buress and Jeremy Renner and Annabelle Wallis

Based on a true story…we meet a group of life-long friends who are about to embark on “The game” they make time to play every May of their lives… including Hoagie Malloy (Ed Helms), who has set his sights on starting this year’s game of TAG, as he rounds up his other  “best buds”, including Bob Callahan (Jon Hamm), Randy “Chili” Cilliano (Jake Johnson), and Kevin Sable (Hannibal Buress), to finally take out their elusive and agile bff Jerry Pierce (Jeremy Renner), who luckily has succumbed to being IT…

As our gamesters soon find however, no matter what the game plan, Jerry is still as elusive as ever, keeping them from ever being face-to-face with him, much less being close enough to TAG HIM!

When the guys find out that Jerry is about to married, they put into place a plan that is not only going to make Jerry IT, but that will reassure that none of them are caught in the crossfire of being tagged again for another year…

As their caper continues, our friends find that this TAG sequence may end up being much more difficult than they first thought, thus calling for a regroup to their plans, and to this year’s game of defensive skill…

I give TAG a rating between MUST SEE ON THE BIG SCREEN and WAIT AND CATCH THIS FILM ON DVD:  As funny as this film is the whole way through, knowing going in that’s it’s a TRUE STORY makes it that much funnier.  These guys, who refuse to give up their childish ways on the big screen ~ just like in real-life ~ bring nothing but sheer joy to this two hours of mischievous madness.  And know going in too, that the perfectly selected actors for their respective roles, couldn’t have been better cast either!  You will laugh hysterically throughout every inch of this film, so you can take solace in the fact that while your laughing about all the craziness you are witnessing ~ it really did happen~ which is the only way to make this very dysfunctional yet super funny film, not seem too far-fetched, to be real. So, with all those positives, why not the PERFECT REVIEW?  Well, there are a few times throughout this film that the storyline seems to drag on a bit, and the miscasting of Renner’s wife in the film, played by Annabelle Wallis, takes away from the whole experience somewhat too.  But, all-in-all, if you were as intrigued to see this film as I was over the past few months while catching the trailer…then by all means head on out to a theater near you this weekend to enjoy this “dude flick”, because even though I am not one, I totally haven’t found myself laughing so much at a film, in quite some time…and please don’t move till the credits are over…I’m begging you…

Kathy Kaiser

This humble opinion is brought to you by T. K. Edwards

TAG  – Rated R  – 1 hr. 40 mins

Director by:  Jeff Tomsic

Cast:  Ed Helms, Jake Johnson, Hannibal Buress, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Annabelle Wallis, Leslie Bibb, Isla Fisher

A group of friends have continued to play a childhood game of tag for over 23 years.

THIS SEGMENT MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS, BUT I TRIED NOT TO

TAG is an absolute laugh out loud riot!!!  I had very high expectations for this film and I was not disappointed one bit.  Right from the start I was hooked. The game of tag was an absolute favorite of mine growing up and when I found out they were making a movie where adults are the ones actually playing it, I was sold.  Then I found out it was based on a really story about a group of guys who actually still play tag with each other just so they can stay close to one another. If this isn’t the best example of friendship and brotherhood, then I don’t know what is.  Speaking of brotherhood, the cast of TAG is what makes this movie great! Their chemistry on screen is amazing and you can tell they all had an absolute blast making this movie. But TAG is not only just filled with hilarious comedy, it also has some very cool & interesting camera angles that add not only to their game of tag, but the film itself.  There are also some old movie references put in just for fun, which adds to even more comedic chaos. TAG is by far the funniest movie I have seen this year and I highly suggest everyone go to the theater to see it. I want to say more but I don’t want to ruin this one for anyone. I guarantee, if you’re someone who loved playing tag when you were younger, this film will bring you back to those days and even make you want to play now (and I highly suggest that you do…go be silly, otherwise what’s the point, right?!…LMAO).  Until next time, thanks for reading.

P.S.

TAG has one long post credit scene and you’ll want to stick around to watch it, trust me (Mmmmm…LMAO).  Oh, and here’s a fun fact about TAG. One of the cast members (Hawkeye) broke both of his arms while filming this movie.  Not a joke! BOTH arms! The guy does tons of action films and breaks both his arms doing a stunt in a comedy about adults playing tag…LOL…awesome.  His arm is even computer generated to look normal in one of the scenes of the movie and here’s a clue as to which scene it is…DONUTS. Okay, I’m done now…tag…you’re IT!!! LOL.