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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

Saddled with one of the most generic and lame film titles in recent memory, 10 Years is actually a decent dramedy focusing on a group of small-town friends (think Beautiful Girls) coming together for their 10 year high school reunion. As many of them have fled from their small-town and scattered about the world (one is now a recording artist in Japan), this is most-likely the first time many have seen each other since their high school glory days. While the film gives ample screen/face-time to twelve-or-so of the classmates, the film's central character is Jake (Channing Tatum - 21 Jump Street, Magic Mike, Step Up) -- the nice guy everyone remembers -- who has come to the reunion with his girlfriend Jess (Jenna Dewan-Tatum - Step Up, The Grudge 2, "The Playboy Club") even though he still harbors some feelings for his high school sweetheart Mary (Rosario Dawson - Sin City, Unstoppable, Seven Pounds). While that sounds as generic as films come, there is plenty here that makes the film more original than it sounds. Another standout storyline is that of Cully (Chris Pratt - Zero Dark Thirty, Moneyball, "Parks and Rec"), a former childish brute-of-a-bully who believes his bullying ways are behind him although most in attendance see that they are not -- which is horrifying and shockingly clear to his she-means-well wife, Sam (Ari Graynor - Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, For a Good Time Call ..., Whip It). 10 Years also stars Justin Long, Kate Mara, Oscar Isaac, Lynn Collins, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Aubrey Plaza, Scott Porter, Max Minghella, Aaron Yoo, Kelly Noonan and Ron LIvingston as other reunion attendees who help convey the film's main message -- life doesn't always end up how we had planned. There is nothing groudbreaking with this film; but there are enough storylines that will resonate with an audience that should make this a worthy watch.

- ThomasJayWilliams, Sunday, December 23, 2012

3 stars

Saddled with one of the most generic and lame film titles in recent memory, 10 Years is actually a decent dramedy focusing on a group of small-town friends (think Beautiful Girls) coming together for their 10 year high school reunion. As many of them have fled from their small-town and scattered about the world (one is now a recording artist in Japan), this is most-likely the first time many have seen each other since their high school glory days. While the film gives ample screen/face-time to twelve-or-so of the classmates, the film's central character is Jake (Channing Tatum - 21 Jump Street, Magic Mike, Step Up) -- the nice guy everyone remembers -- who has come to the reunion with his girlfriend Jess (Jenna Dewan-Tatum - Step Up, The Grudge 2, "The Playboy Club") even though he still harbors some feelings for his high school sweetheart Mary (Rosario Dawson - Sin City, Unstoppable, Seven Pounds). While that sounds as generic as films come, there is plenty here that makes the film more original than it sounds. Another standout storyline is that of Cully (Chris Pratt - Zero Dark Thirty, Moneyball, "Parks and Rec"), a former childish brute-of-a-bully who believes his bullying ways are behind him although most in attendance see that they are not -- which is horrifying and shockingly clear to his she-means-well wife, Sam (Ari Graynor - Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, For a Good Time Call ..., Whip It). 10 Years also stars Justin Long, Kate Mara, Oscar Isaac, Lynn Collins, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Aubrey Plaza, Scott Porter, Max Minghella, Aaron Yoo, Kelly Noonan and Ron LIvingston as other reunion attendees who help convey the film's main message -- life doesn't always end up how we had planned. There is nothing groudbreaking with this film; but there are enough storylines that will resonate with an audience that should make this a worthy watch.

- ThomasJayWilliams, Sunday, December 23, 2012

3 stars

10 Years could be reliant on predictable jokes about high school cliques. However, it is surprisingly sincere about the awkward get-together of old high school chums at a 10 year reunion. Whenever certain jokes don't seem to work because they are too cringe-inducing, they are saved later on in the film when it is revealed that these scenes were actually all cringe and no joke, which casts a sad shadow on some of these poor, unfortunate souls.

- moviedodd, Wednesday, January 2, 2013