Channing Tatum has been 3-for-3 so far this year with "The Vow," "21 Jump Street" and "Magic Mike." Can he add one more to his hit list?
Featuring an insane ensemble cast including Chris Pratt, Rosario Dawson, Justin Long, Oscar Issac, Kate Mara, Ron Livingston, Lynn Collins, Ari Graynor , Anthony Mackie, Max Minghella, Aubrey Plaza, Brian Geraghty and more, the indie drama follows Jake (Tatum), who is deeply in love with his girlfriend (Jenna Dewan-Tatum) and ready to propose—until he runs into his high school flame (Dawson) for the first time in ten years. Jake’s friend Cully (Pratt) married his cheerleader girlfriend (Graynor), and has been looking forward to the reunion so he can finally apologize to all the classmates he bullied in high school. However, after a few too many drinks, the jock-turned-family man ends up reverting back to his old ways instead. Meanwhile, longtime rivals Marty (Long) and A.J (Minghella) spend the night still trying to one-up each other to impress the coolest girl in class (Collins), who now has a secret. The famous one of the group, Reeves (Isaac) is now well-known musician, but is still too shy to talk to the high school crush (Mara) who inspired his one hit wonder.
We saw the film at TIFF last year and in our review we said, "There are a lot of stories and arcs we follow over the course of one evening but for the most part, the film is not as insightful or incisive as it sets out to be." See for yourself on September 21st. [EW]