10 Years reunites longtime friends for a night of nostalgia, laughter, and tears at their high school reunion. Written and directed by Jamie Linden, the 101-minute comedy features a talented ensemble cast, including Channing Tatum, Rosario Dawson, and Chris Pratt.
Tatum plays Jake, a mortgage broker, who has a diamond ring waiting in the wings for his girlfriend of three years, Jess (played by his real-life wife, Jenna Dewan-Tatum), but is waiting for the perfect moment to pop the question. Some of his trepidation seems to derive from possible unresolved feelings for his high school flame, Mary, who unexpectedly shows up to the reunion with her husband (Ron Livingston) in tow.
High school sweethearts, Cully (Pratt) and Sam (Ari Graynor), are now married with kids and looking forward to a night with other adults. Cully utilizes his time at the reunion inhaling shots and apologizing to those he bullied in high school.
Rivals, Marty (Justin Long) and A.J. (Max Minghella), spend the evening bragging about aspects of their lives to their former classmates and clamoring for the attention of former high school social queen, Anna (Lynn Collins), whose house they decide to toilet paper before finding out that she’s nothing like the girl they knew back in high school.
Then there’s the band nerd turned rock star, Reeves (Oscar Isaac), who attends the reunion in anticipation of seeing his high school crush, Elise (Kate Mara). Their playful interactions throughout the night lead up to a sweet reveal that genuinely took me by surprise.
One of the things that I really liked about this film is that it was great to see so many big names join together to collaborate on a project. Including the aforementioned names, 10 Years also stars Brian Geraghty, Anthony Mackie, Aubrey Plaza, Scott Porter, Aaron Yoo and Nick Zano.