Tag is a 2018 American comedy film directed by Jeff Tomsic, starring Ed Helms, Jake Johnson, Annabelle Wallis, Isla Fisher, Hannibal Buress, Rashida Jones, Leslie Bibb, Jon Hamm and Jeremy Renner. The film is based on a true story that published in The New York Times about a group of men that have been playing tag together since they were kids. They spend one month a year playing it.
After watching an interview with the real men of this story on Megyn Kelly, I knew I had to this movie. This film is very likely exaggerated, since there is a lot of violence and foul language. The characters in the film look different from the real guys as well.
Every actor in this film does a great job as their character. The violence and adult language could have been toned done a bit and Renner’s character much less of a selfish jerk and Johnson’s character less of a dope head.
This film is still very funny, yet offensive at times, like when Jerry’s fiancé Susan fakes being pregnant and having a miscarriage. Despite the offensive scenes, it still manages to make you laugh out loud. Some scenes are drawn out, some are too short and some the film could’ve done without. Most of the actors are normally in humorous roles, except Jon Hamm, Leslie Bibb and Jeremy Renner, but it was great to see them in serious and comedic roles.
The story itself is clever, fun, funny and not just about having fun, but bringing friends together, since they all live long distances from each other. The game brings out the kid every friend, while allowing them to be with their best friends.
This is definitely not fir kids, but still a pretty fun film overall. It’s not outstanding, but horrible either. 18+ 3/5