Haiku Review: Tag

Written by Rob McKittrick and Mark Steilen
Directed by Jeff Tomsic


SYNOPSIS
Five childhood friends have been playing the same game of tag for thirty years, with one of them going untagged for the duration of the game. But when he gets married, his buddies think they finally have him in their sights.


HAIKU REVIEW

An Ode to Childhood;
Great Cast Delivers Big Laughs;
Fun At Every Turn.


RATING:
Watch in Theater Immediately
**Pickup at Redbox Upon Release**

Stream on Netflix/Watch on Cable
Don’t Waste Your Time


ADDITIONAL THOUGHTS:

At first glance, you may dismiss this one, thinking the premise is too childish. And it most certainly is, but that’s entirely the point. The characters even frequently cite the quote “you don’t stop playing because you get old, you get old because you stop playing” (though they can’t seem to decide whether or not Ben Franklin said this) to justify their shenanigans. The theme of refusing to let go of this last aspect of childhood is where the heart of the film lies. The cast is absolutely wonderful, their chemistry and comedic timing often off the charts. The scenes where the group tries to tag Renner, running in slo-mo and revealing their inner monologues, are the best in the movie. And then there is Isla Fisher, who commands your attention every time she is on the screen and delivers some of the biggest laughs. This is a movie both for the kid inside all of us and the adults we reluctantly became. Being “it” was never so much fun.


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