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10 Years
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Dec 18, 2012 By: Jason Adams
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Director:
Jamie Linden

Actors:
Channing Tatum
Rosario Dawson
Justin Long

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
A group of friends reconnect at their 10-year high school reunion, mixing their new lives with old feelings and memories.
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?

I had my own 10 year reunion recently, so 10 YEARS hit home for me. As a film, it doesn't offer much in terms of surprises or anything new to this type of movie, but it's likeable enough to enjoy.

What 10 YEARS has going in its favor is the mosaic cast of talented young performers (even if most of them seem way older than 28). The big draw for most is producer and star Channing Tatum, who gives a more low-key performance than 21 JUMP STREET or MAGIC MIKE alongside his real-life wife Jenna Dewan. You've also got Rosario Dawson, Justin Long, Kate Mara, Oscar Isaac (DRIVE), Lynn Collins (JOHN CARTER), Anthony Mackie and Brian Geraghty (both from THE HURT LOCKER) and more recognizable faces—none of whom are exactly playing against type.

Everyone's got chemistry together though, and the script is able to balance the large cast and their side stories fairly well. Some of those stories are definitely more interesting than others. However, both of my favorite subplots involve actors from NBC's "Parks and Recreation." Chris Pratt plays a reformed bully trying a little too hard to make it up to his former victims, while Aubrey Plaza is her usual sardonic self as she discovers her mild mannered husband's very different past.

Besides that though, there's not a whole lot of substance to 10 YEARS. It's "cute" and cheesy in spots (especially with the romantic subplots) but it deals completely in predictable clichés of the genre. There's unrequited love, people with kids, guys who never grew up, the celebrity coming back to the small town and more examples of how we can all change yet stay the same.

So nothing new, but if you like any or all of the actors involved, it's not a painful watch.

THE EXTRAS
Deleted Scenes (8:54): A few bonus scenes including Anthony Mackie motorboating a large girl and a nice alternate ending montage that shows what happened to more of the characters.
FINAL DIAGNOSIS

10 YEARS is filled with reunion movie clichés and stock characters, but it can be fun thanks to the cast.

Extra Tidbit: Chris Pine, Anna Faris, Megan Fox and Taylor Momsen were considered for various roles in the early stages of production.

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