10 Years (2011 film)

10 Years is a 2011 American romantic comedy directed by Jamie Linden in his directorial debut.[1] The film stars an ensemble cast including Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan, Justin Long, Kate Mara, Rosario Dawson, Oscar Isaac, Lynn Collins, Chris Pratt, Scott Porter, Brian Geraghty, Anthony Mackie, Kelly Noonan and Juliet Lopez. The film was released on September 14, 2012, in select theaters.

10 Years
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJamie Linden
Produced by
Written byJamie Linden
Starring
Music byChad Fischer
CinematographySteve Fierberg
Edited byJake Pushinsky
Production
company
Distributed byAnchor Bay Films
Release date
  • September 12, 2011 (2011-09-12) (TIFF)
  • September 14, 2012 (2012-09-14) (United States)
Running time
101 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Box office$203,373

Plot

Jake (Channing Tatum), and his girlfriend Jess (Jenna Dewan) arrive at his high school friend's house owned by married couple, Cully (Chris Pratt) and Sam (Ari Graynor). There, some of Jake's friends start to arrive including: best buddies Marty (Justin Long) and AJ (Max Minghella), musician Reeves (Oscar Isaac) and Scott (Scott Porter) together with his wife, Suki (Eiko Nijo). The guys then start driving to their high school reunion venue. Other friends from their high school arrive including: Garrity (Brian Geraghty) along with his wife Olivia (Aubrey Plaza) and Garrity's best friend Andre (Anthony Mackie). Meanwhile, a reclusive woman named Elise (Kate Mara) arrives at the reunion alone. She tries to welcome the guest only to be ignored by the party planners, Anna (Lynn Collins) and Julie (Kelly Noonan).

The night proceeds as each couple is faced with both their past selves and present. Some have changed while others stayed the same. Cully attempts to apologize for his high school behavior towards the nerds he used to know but he only reverts to his old self with each drink he takes, embarrassing his wife and all others present. Many classmates go to a local hangout called "Pretzels".

Marty and AJ, now successful in their respective careers, attempt to impress and woo the prom queen Anna, the girl who has everything. After she turns them down, they attempt a childish revenge and TP her house. She invites them in and they learn that none of them has a perfect life. She has two children with absent dads, Marty lives in a very small New York apartment, and AJ is getting a divorce. All three must learn to reconnect and forgive themselves for past faults.

Elise connects with Reeves throughout the night. He reveals feelings he has had for her that ended up as inspiration for his popular song 'Never Had'. She must decide if she is going to run away again. She gives him her number. Jake, meanwhile, has been deciding the right time to propose to Jess, but he must come to terms with feelings he had for his high school sweetheart, Mary (Rosario Dawson) and the way their high school relationship ended. Mary tells him she is pregnant and he really should marry Jess.

The film ends with Jake and Jess at a diner with friends, happy to relive past moments and looking forward to tomorrow.

Cast

Production

A short film titled Ten Year was produced in 2011 by Channing Tatum to attract financing for the feature film.[3]

The film is produced by Marty Bowen, Reid Carolin, Wyck Godfrey, and Channing Tatum. The screenplay is written by Jamie Linden. The film was shot in New York, California and New Mexico starting in January 2011.

Release

The film had a red carpet premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.[4]

Reception

Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 60% rating from 55 critics.

References

  1. Murray, Rebecca (August 26, 2010). "Channing Tatum is Putting Together Ten Year Film". Movies.about.com.
  2. Rich, Katey (August 26, 2010). "Channing Tatum Reuniting All His Pals For Ten Year". Cinemablend.com.
  3. Fleming, Mike (October 19, 2010). "Channing Tatum Has 'Ten Year' Feature Itch". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 20, 2010.
  4. Lambert, Christine (2011), "Ten Year TIFF premiere photos", DigitalHit.com, retrieved 2012-04-05
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