Ten years after graduating high school the alums return for their ten year reunion. Tatum Channing is the main character of the group and he goes with his girlfriend, with the hopes of seeing his old high school sweetheart (Rosario Dawson). Channing keeps an engagement ring in an envelope of his car waiting for the right moment to spring it on his girlfriend.
The rest of the alums are the most boring group led by an obnoxious ex-bully, who tries in very "uncomfortable' ways to apologize to those he wronged. Then ther is the school female "nerd" who was excluded from everything and nobody remembers. She is the one in the background of a high school photo with yellow shoes walking out the front door of the school.
I found just about everyone else dull to the point of extreme boredom and wondered if any of these people had any fun in high school. I also found a lack of any chemistry between any of the characters and thought that my own high school reunions were a lot more fun and would have played out better in a film. Even when Tatum meets up with Dawson, you don't sense any chemistry between them and wonder why Tatum ever held out marrying his girlfriend.
If you are looking for good chemistry between high school buddies American Pie is the type of film where you will find it. If you are looking for a good reunion, I would stick to a film that does things right like The Big Chill.
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Star Rating: Because I was homeschooled my senior year of high school, reunions have not been and never will be in the cards for me. Does this leave me ill prepared to review 10 Years, an ensemble comedy/drama set, as the title suggests, during a ten-year high school reunion? To an extent, I suppose it does; the experience of stepping back onto academic soil and being in the same space as former friends/enemies/acquaintances/teachers/crushes is unknown to me. … more
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