Tag – Multiple Personality Review – No Spoilers

Tag is based on a true story of a group of guys who grew up together, always playing the children’s game of tag. It continued into adulthood even as they separated, had their own families, and moved across the country. That is all there is to the plot with this screwball comedy. It’s a two hour game of tag between grown men, with ever increasing obstacles in their way of victory.Tag is based on a true story of a group of guys who grew up together, always playing the children’s game of tag. It continued into adulthood even as they separated, had their own families, and moved across the country. That is all there is to the plot with this screwball comedy. It’s a two hour game of tag between grown men, with ever increasing obstacles in their way of victory.

The story is inspired by a 2013 Wall Street journal article about the actual men who played the game of tag for over thirty years. In the film, a writer for the Wall Street Journal learns about the game and decides to follow the men on their journey to finally tag their friend, Jeremy Renner, that has never been tagged.

This film is a good combination of comedy and light-hearted action sequences involving stunts where the men try to tag each other. The best comedic lines are the ones delivered nonchalantly by the expert cast. The film is filled with a diverse group of friends that are expertly played by Ed Helms, John Hamm, Hannibal Buress, Isla Fisher, and Jeremy Renner.

The movie does everything it can to build suspense as the game of tag goes on as well as up the stakes in order to heighten the action, as much as can be done when it comes to a game of tag. The movie has its funny moments, but it is not an all out laugh riot.

After the movie ends and the credits roll, the film shows archival footage of the real people throughout their years playing the actual game. It really helps the audience appreciate the bond between the friends, a lot more than the movie itself portrays.

Whose Review gives Tag the overall rating of T.A.G. Movie, meaning Technically A Good Movie. There wasn’t anything overtly horrible with this movie: the writing is good enough, the acting is decent, and there are some laughs. However, with the great talent involved and an interesting premise, it could have been a lot better than it turned out.

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2018-06-16