So glad I didn't listen to most of the reviews!' (by rchoyle)
Before I watched this movie, I read some reviews and was on the fence about watching it as most of the reviews were not overly positive, average at best. Well boy are they all wrong IMO!' This movie was such an amazing movie about one night in the life of a bunch of people attending their 10 year high school reunion. Most of us can relate to a lot of the scenes in the movie which makes the movie that much better. I think it was really well written, well acted and offered everything you can ask for. I won't get into too much detail in what the movie is about, but I can tell you that as <more>
I began watching it, it did a really great job in slowly reeling me in and about a quarter of the way through, had me hooked to the end! Brilliant little flick and it had a great e ding I might add. Do yourself a favour, don't pay attention to the naysayers and give this movie a chance, you will enjoy it!
"10 Years" . . . The Simple Awesomeness (by coyotegremlin312)
I found this gem while trailer surfing YouTube one night one of my favorite activities...along with flashmob surfing . Christmas day arrived and it was the time between presents and dinner where there is not much to do except watch movies or read. I had just finished two separate books on my online library, so I felt like an event change and my sister was willing to join.The lighting and darkish/natural film style scream independent movie, as does the non-climactic form of plot. But really, that's the beauty of this movie. Most of the time, I hate independent films, as their attempts at <more>
"realistic" life are super depressing see "Blue Valentine" or "Take this Waltz" .The greatness of the movie lies in the fact that it doesn't try too hard. The movie shows a greatly defining but otherwise mild reunion. Sure, one guy gets insanely, stupidly drunk, but the whole night is kind of a muted blast to the past. The group visits their old hunting grounds and ways, including a snack titled bar and TPing someone's house.The cast was amazing! As usual, I absolutely loved Justin Long! Some of the best comedic timing I have ever seen! His partner in crime, Max Minghella continues to impress me with his subtle humor loved him in "Social Network" . Chris Pratt played a great drunken mess. He managed to make me feel sorry for him, despite his mean guy nature; he was a very vulnerable a-hole. And the crowning role for me was drum-roll please Oscar Isaac! He was absolutely adorable. You cannot help but fall in love with him and his voice. I have listened to his song at least fifty times since seeing the movie.The movie ended happily, and with a sense of completeness. I watched the alternative endings, and thank goodness they didn't choose any of the bleaker options, or it would have curved the rest of the movie to blah.There were lots of memorable quotes in the film, but my favorites would have to be: ~Justin Long: "I hope she finds the beauty in it." After he TPs someone's house—it really does look beautiful ~Scott Porter: "I loved high school I loved college And now, I love Japan, man. I love everything I've been able to do in my life. And you know what? I'm probably going to love what I do next, right? Whatever happens. So why spend your time looking back when you got so much to look forward to? You know what I'm sayin'? Crazy, yeah. Sad, nah, no way." Great outlook on life! All in all, "10 years" is a must see! Actually, a must buy, as I can imagine myself watching it multiple times.
This is a legitimate look on a high school reunion. I'm 28 now, and this is it. It's scary. But it's life. This movie is great, and a great precursor to everyone knowing what a great actor Channing Tatum is. Oscar Issac steals the show, but what a great flick.
A Gem (by Pinkdaisy678)
Definitely worth seeing. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. It doesn't delve too deep. Its a simple story about a high school reunion but it really nails it.I kept seeing reviews and tweets from people along the lines of "everyone can relate to something in this movie." It is true. I teared up during a couple parts.I will buy this movie and I highly recommend it. Its a perfect little movie about 1 night. The acting is great and you'll enjoy a lot of laughs and maybe even a few tears.We can all relate to what you will see in this movie... in one way or another.
film worth seeing, funny & real. (by tlonuqbar)
This is a film about a group of classmates going to their ten year high school reunion. Shows where they are now, where they were, what some of them thought of how others would be at; where they would be at that point in time, in their lives How people want to "save face", and how actually if you scratch the surface of people's life most of the time isn't fairy tales, it's struggle; struggle with work, relationships, yourself, your needs & your wants.Also deals with living in the past or in the "what if" universe or the now & real one, where something <more>
is only perfect in our minds, because reality is never perfect. It can be from amazing to disappointing.What is happiness? What is the right thing to do? Where are you standing in your life? It could have fallen into many clichés, but to me it stayed in the real point of view with 1 or 2 exceptions I would give it a 8.5 if that was possible, but since it's not I preferred the 9 Loved the approach, and still a comedy This film is pointing towards the always great English comedy style not there yet, but having its subtle moments, sweet-sour grin, happiness in reality is not the "infantile Hollywood" version.Worth seeing My comedy recommendations not in order and just some I think are underrated : Outsourced, Death at a funeral 2007 ENGLISH VERSION ONLY , Wild Target, Grosse Pointe Blank, The infidel, America's sweethearts, Zombieland, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Catch 22, Big nothing, Extract, I Love You Phillip Morris
There are certain films that come along and you can tell you wouldn't see them in the same eyes if you had watched the film at a different time. 10 Years is one of those films. It's not that I can directly see myself in any one particular character, I've gotten to the point in my life where High School does seem like a lifetime ago, but I still remember a good chunk of it at the same time. 10 Years does a brilliant job of representing nostalgia without overbearing us with cheesy romances and outrageous comedy. It's just simply a nice blend of comedy, romance, and drama, with a <more>
tremendous cast who weren't really famous until a few years down the line. Sure, you have Rosario Dawson and Justin Long, who had been around the block in movies before. But then there's Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan, Chris Pratt, Aubrey Plaza, Kate Mara, Oscar Isaac, and Anthony Mackie who hadn't quite hit a mainstream stride just yet. The best part is, they all look and feel like they could have been high school classmates. It's not easy to present chemistry for people who have known each other for more than a decade, but this cast managed to do just that pretty easily. And if there's ever a question of Mara's charisma compared to her sister's typically more acclaimed acting, 10 Years puts that to rest. Her and Oscar Isaac are magnetic together in this film. A great soundtrack, nostalgia filled script, and a genuinely acted film makes 10 Years a hidden gem, but not a film I will soon forget.9.5/10
I recently saw ten year at a prescreening event and was really impressed! The movie takes place all on the night of a 10 year high school reunion. The cast is great and there are a lot of funny and heartwarming moments. Being in my late twenties myself, I found this movie to be really relatable. The cast reminded me of my friends and the plot although a little over the top at some parts was very believable. My boyfriend who saw it with me said he thought that there needed to be more of a plot – because it was more of a movie where you find out about the characters rather than a lot of <more>
stuff happening. I thought that a good plot wasn't the point of the movie though. There was also a really good song in the movie. Overall, I would recommend this movie to most people – especially anyone in their mid twenties to mid thirties. I probably won't see it again in the theater but I thought it was really good. It also had a very satisfying ending, which I love.
When I first saw this movie on IMDb I was little skeptic because I thought here goes another High school reunion, little love story, but I was wrong.The story goes around few friends who met again after 10 years on their High School reunion. Writer/director tried to capture and put the moments, feelings when you see best friend from high school after long time, your first love, your classmates, on movie screen. In some parts he really did succeed to show us and remind us of those moments. I know I'v been touched, and wish I was back in high school again. It is watchable movie, and I <more>
really enjoyed watching it. It has some "touchy" moments, and it really is a movie you can watch with your girlfriend, or alone for the matter. There are few cliché moments, but that's what love movies is all about. I think movie deserve at least 8, and not 6 as it stands now on IMDb.
I love class reunions. It's a time to catch up with those who have disappeared from the radar, and discover just about almost everything about everyone in those few moments that you have together, as you go from friend to friend, acquaintance to acquaintance, reminisce about the good ol' days, confide precious moments with trusted few, open up to those whom you have not, and basically letting your hair down and having a great time. There's so much material possible for a movie to be centered around this, that writer-director Jamie Linden did just that for his directorial debut.And <more>
he managed to rope in a star studded ensemble to deliver his myriad of characters both male, female, central to the plot and supporting ones to lend some weight to a story that's made up of individual stories, encompassing just about every spectrum of emotion one would feel from going into such a reunion, especially one organized after a decade of absence. Features change, some of us have weight issues that are uncontrollable, while others have personality traits that are just overwhelmingly annoying, and continue to be so. There's always the one who got away, or the relatively low key one who continues to come and go quietly. Or how about those who had come to inspire us, while we see green at those who become more successful? Curiosity enters the picture when we see someone whom we haven't met for a long time, to want to know what's the latest in their lives.Obviously there will be some scenes and moments here that some may deem Linden of being overly sentimental, or probably expected in the way things pan out in the end, where unlike Life, there's proper redress and closure of outstanding issues faced. But therein lies this charm of a second chance, even if it's on film, to play out that What If scenario on our behalf. Things such as swallowing one's pride to apologize for transgressions in the past, or to come to terms with the one who had gotten away. There were the expected natural awkward moments that are common with every reunion especially when there's open business left since the last meet, and there's a chance to seek that opportunity to heal as well.Channing Tatum and real life wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum his co-star in Step Up open the film as Jake and his girlfriend Jess, the former being a little bit unsure of attending his high school reunion because of the possibility of his ex-flame Mary Rosario Dawson turning up as well. They congregate first at his friends Cully Chris Pratt and Sam Ari Graynor , the married couple's house, together with musician Reeves Oscar Isaac , best of friends Marty Justin Long and AJ Max Minghella , and Japan-nut Scott Scott Porter with his Japanese wife Suki Eiko Nijo , before making their way collectively to the reunion venue for more get togethers. With Jake still apprehensive about asking for Jess' hand in marriage, more married couples enter the picture such as Garrity Brian Geraghty and his straight laced wife Olivia Aubrey Plaza , and other singles such as Andre Anthony Mackie , Elise Kate Mara and Anna Lynn Collins , the one time school flower.The narrative spans primarily between the venues of their high school, and the bar Pretzels, where Linden has full control over the direction, with the camera panning quite freely around table to table, couple to couple, to allow the audience to listen in to conversations, and make notes that all may not be so well for those who let their true colours reveal themselves, especially after a few drinks. We see how social lubricant leads to some to self destruct, while providing courage to others in making that first move to try and reconnect. Music also sets the stage, and having Oscar Isaac star as a famous singer helped to introduce one of the most memorable developments in his character's story arc that makes it one of many love stories that pepper the movie.While the stories told are nothing new, it is the delivery by the cast that will connect and move you to root the characters on. You will be drawn in, and identify with various moments in what would be a reunion you'd like to partake in as well, or wish that yours would be just as fond when you take that look back. It's guaranteed there's something for everyone here, with the end credits rounding up additional sequences that couldn't make it to the film proper. Recommended!