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10 Years

drama


A group of friends reunite at their high school reunion, each with their own unbelievable story. Starring Channing Tatum (MAGIC MIKE, 21 JUMP STREET) and Rosario Dawson (SIN CITY).

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    60%
  • Audience Score
    40%

common sense

ON for kids age 15
Consumerism
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
Language
3 out of 5
Positive messages
3 out of 5
Positive role models
1 out of 5
Sex
2 out of 5
Violence
1 out of 5

Pals reconnect in reunion-set dramedy; some iffy stuff.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that 10 Years is a high school reunion-set dramedy that's full of nostalgia for the way it was and what might have been. Teens may find it interesting to see adult characters looking back on their teen exploits, though the movie doesn't really make high school -- at least the high school the characters (including teen faves Channing Tatum and Justin Long) went to -- sound all that fun. Expect some swearing (including "s--t" and "f--k"), plenty of drinking (sometimes to excess), references to getting high, and some conversations about bullying (though it's played for laughs). There's also a fair bit of sex talk, though not much action beyond kissing/making out.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the appeal of movies about reunions. What makes them rich for material? Does 10 Years add anything new to the conversation?
  • Parents, talk to your kids about drinking (and drug use) in high school. It's a common plotline in high school-themed movies -- does it really happen that often? What are the real-life consequences?
  • Who do you think 10 Years is intended to appeal to? Does it succeed?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    60%
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  • Audience

    40%

Audience Reviews

3 stars

A refreshing take on the high school dramedy. Linden utilizes all the characters to have significant screen time each with a story that somehow ties together. I like how this is a high school movie but it's told as a reunion. Now, not all the actors are on an even par, and some of the stories aren't as poignant (especially for some of the bigger name actors I thought could have done more), but the whole of the parts justifies the end. You're left feeling just as good as the characters at the end of the movie. Now my sister didn't quite feel the same connection to this movie and I believe it's relative to the timeline of when you got out of school. I'm closer to my 10 year reunion than she is therefore I was comfortable watching it.

- fb1544220109, Monday, December 24, 2012

3 stars

A refreshing take on the high school dramedy. Linden utilizes all the characters to have significant screen time each with a story that somehow ties together. I like how this is a high school movie but it's told as a reunion. Now, not all the actors are on an even par, and some of the stories aren't as poignant (especially for some of the bigger name actors I thought could have done more), but the whole of the parts justifies the end. You're left feeling just as good as the characters at the end of the movie. Now my sister didn't quite feel the same connection to this movie and I believe it's relative to the timeline of when you got out of school. I'm closer to my 10 year reunion than she is therefore I was comfortable watching it.

- fb1544220109, Monday, December 24, 2012

3 stars

How this slipped through the cracks I will never know. Especially considering it is the year of Channing Tatum and he (almost) headlines this nicely paced and very funny reunion flick. The cast may make you want to associate it with something like Valentine's Day or New Year's Eve but this is not a contrived piece of schlock only interested in name dropping this is a well rounded story with several well developed characters. It is a brisk experience, but it is fun to meet these people at the same time they are catching up with one another. Whether it be Chris Pratt's Culley who was a jerk in high school and spends his night trying to make up for it while his wife Sam (Ari Graynor) deals with his drunken state that gives an underlying look at their much advanced relationship as compared to their classmates. Their is a somewhat typical situation created between Justin Long and Max Minghella's character as they chase the life of the party from high school and discover everyone has their problems. I was especially hoping for a better story arc for Justin Long's character as I always hoped that guy would break out a la Jason Segel or Seth Rogen. Still, there is plenty to love here including a lovely written piece between Oscar Isaac's Reeves (a famous pop star) and Kate Mara's Elise (a realtor in a relationship going nowhere) as they bring things full circle with one another. The main focus comes back around to Tatum and his high school love Mary (Rosario Dawson). While each have grown up and become respectable adults with Tatum's Jake ready to propose to longtime girlfriend Jess (real-life wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum) and she married to a straight laced Ron Livingston. Their past goes more than just naive deep and in this writer/ director Jamie Linden creates a lovely set of consequences that are worked through is a refreshingly honest and mature way.

- fb1025970122, Wednesday, December 19, 2012