Starring: Isla Fisher, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Jake Johnson
Director: Jeff Tomsic
Comedy | 2018
A movie about a group of grown men playing a game of Tag. The idea is interesting, and the fact that it happened in real life is interesting, but how can this be a movie? Well, those were my thoughts ahead of time. A little wary on if it would be worth a watch, or one of those movies that’s drawn out because it only focuses on one thing. But Tag is great. It’s so much fun to watch, completely entertaining, and I found it really funny. Most of the jokes were corny ones, but those are the ones that get me laughing out loud and all.
Callahan (Jon Hamm), Randy (Jake Johnson), Hoagie (Ed Helms), Sable (Hannibal Buress), and Jerry (Jeremy Renner) have all be playing the same game of Tag for almost 30 years. Their motto is something about how the playing of a children’s game keeps them young at heart and close together, even though they all live in different cities in the United States. The thing about this year is that Jerry is getting married… the man who has never been “it” before, so the rest of the group team’s up to get him this year. And that’s the plot.
What makes it fun though is Jerry knows like karate and has super bad-A superhero-like moves. The way that the filmmakers brought the characters thoughts to the scream really added to the comedic aspects of the tag scenes and I loved it.
Along with the group of friends, we have Isla Fisher who plays Hoagie’s wife. She’s intense and it works for the film. Annabelle Wallis tags (no pun intended) along on this adventure as a journalist from the journal (which is how this “true story tag game” came to the media in the first place). And then there is Rashida Jones (Anne Perkins!) who plays Cheryl, the girl from their past that both Callahan and Randy are in love with still. And lastly Leslie Bibb who is Jeremy’s bride-to-be, and has literally the same personality and ideas towards this game of tag.
Of course there are some not so funny times in the movie. Like all comedies, there’s something sad that happens to kind of curb the storyline elsewhere. But in the end, it all is grand and I thought the ending was perfect.
Overall, this movie was so much fun. I’m going to say “loved it” for this one. I’d definitely go see this again and eventually add it to my movie collection for future movie nights in. Go see it when it’s in theaters on June 15. I’m telling you, you won’t be disappointed! (At least I hope not!) 5/5
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