Parents' Guide to

10 Years

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Pals reconnect in reunion-set dramedy; some iffy stuff.

Movie PG-13 2012 100 minutes
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age 15+

Based on 1 parent review

age 15+

Prolonged iffy stuffs; still interesting, though

R: language and drug usages

Is It Any Good?

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10 Years feels a lot like your average high school reunion: You generally feel glad to have attended but are eager to have it over with so you can get back to real life (or better movies). You're happy to see some people, you're wowed by a few you never noticed before, and you're reminded of why you stayed away from a select few. Tatum has plenty of charisma, but not enough to make this film transcendent. Instead of showing how old friends experience a return to their past together, we get discrete sections, some of which are weaker/flimsier than the others. (Long and Minghella, for instance, are stuck in a storyline that has their characters reminiscing with their school's most popular party girl, but the execution is stale, then maudlin.)

Still, Tatum and Dawson share great chemistry and are believable as a former couple with more than a few good memories to share, complicating their reunion somewhat. And while 10 Years is somewhat tepid overall, it's actually pleasant to see a reunion movie unfold like a reunion actually does -- sometimes with glee, sometimes with ennui, and, if you're lucky, with a lot of warmth.

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