A small group of former classmates organize an elaborate, annual game of tag that requires some to travel all over the country.
Despite how absurd this premise sounds, in whatever way it’s been worded, I’ll start off by saying that Tag is better than I expected overall.
Here’s another “true story” film, this time inspired by a month-long game of tag that would occur between a real-life group of friends playing each year for almost three decades. So many of these over the top plans for tagging one another aren’t just for the laughs. Breaking into houses and flying across the country are only some of the gags I’ll mention at this point and I don’t even know much is actually being exaggerated. However true it stays to what’s gone down in the past, at the end of the day this film ticks the boxes for it’s comical group of friends and easy-going story.
While it’s always a sign of good luck to tell an actor to “break a leg” before they go onstage, Jeremy Renner seems to have gotten the wrong end of the stick in the production process. He broke both arms in one of his many action sequences, particularly one involving a stack of chairs. Injuries aside, he does a solid job as the target of this intense game and is certainly no stranger to those highly entertaining stunt scenes.
The rest of the cast are great too, with the quirky and lovable Hannibal Buress as a personal favourite.
A very enjoyable and light-hearted film that offers a ridiculous ton of fun as many good comedies do.
Releases: 14th June 2018
Rating: M – Contains offensive language, sexual references & drug use
Duration: 100 minutes
Starring: Jeremy Renner, Ed Helms, Isla Fisher, Jon Hamm
Director: Jeff Tomsic (Debut Feature Film)