Friday, June 15, 2018


(Running Time 100 Minutes)

It's my annual dilemma 
seeking a summertime big
screen comedy that isn't a
complete steaming pile of
lowbrow refuse. But this
year, I actually found one.

Despite the gratuitous dick jokes, jarring F-bombs and over-the-top drug references, Tag is a fast-paced, laugh-out-loud romp.

In his directorial debut, Jeff Tomsic creates a crisp comedy based on the true story of an eclectic group of five childhood friends who, now in their 40s, continue their lifelong annual tradition of dedicating the month of May to a no-holds-barred game of tag — a silly-sounding premise that in execution delivers with true Hangover-style grandeur.

Oozing irresistible "curb appeal," the attractive cast members all offer incredible performances, most notably, Jeremy RennerIsla Fisher and Leslie Bibb. But while Ed Helms, Jake Johnson and Jon Hamm also boast equally impressive performances, it's often tough to distinguish their Tag characters from their well-known past personas. Hey, how did Don Draper transport from 1965 to 2018?

In sum, if you can choke down a healthy dose of toilet humor, Tag just might scratch your summertime itch. (B+)

-Christopher Long
(June 2018)

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