Film Screening 19th July, 2018

Poster for Tag


7:30 PM, 19th July, 2018

  • M
  • 100 mins
  • 2018

Five friends have been playing an ongoing game of tag since they were nine years old. 30 years later, they live spread all over the US but every year in May the game continues – an extreme battle that sees them show up in the most unlikely of places.

But this year is different: Jerry is getting married. And in 30 years he’s never been tagged. His friends agree that they won’t do anything to directly disturb the actual wedding itself, but otherwise, anything goes.

Based (loosely) on the true story of ten former schoolmates who have indeed had a ridiculously long-running game of tag, this wild comedy features five man-children doing increasingly ludicrous things in an attempt to keep one element of their childhood going. Jeremy Renner, as the ubersmug Jerry, is a nemesis you desperately want to see taken down, and the four others – played by the goofy Ed Helms, the smoothie Jon Hamm, the paranoid Jake Johnson, and the laidback Hannibal Burress – all have good chemistry.

If you’re looking for depth and enlightenment, this is not the film for you, but it should put a grin on your face right into the truly weird, closing credits.

 Simon Tolhurst