Initially released at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival, 10 Years is about a formerly tight-knit group of friends reuniting for their ten-year high school reunion. For many of us, the anxiety that surrounds such milestones is not about whether we are happy with our present. Rather, we fear what we might have to confront from our past. And so it is for the characters of 10 Years, each of whom arrives at the reunion saddled by some sort of high school-related, emotional baggage.
When I wrote the blurb for 10 Years that was included in Screen Invasion’s 30 Most Anticipated Fall Films list, I answered the question of why I was excited about the movie with the following: “Did you read the cast list?! Also, who doesn’t love a high school reunion story?”
Apparently, Ari Graynor and I are in agreement about the 10 Years’ cast’s immense wealth of talent. Along with a link to the new trailer, Graynor tweeted:
— Ari Graynor (@AGraynor) August 16, 2012
Having watched the trailer, I stand behind my original opinion, as to both cast and plot. Will you RSVP “Yes” to this reunion?
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P.S. This is not the first time that a combination of actors from this group have appeared together. Tatum starred in Step Up with (his now wife) Dewan-Tatum, and in Dear John with Porter. Mackie, Mara, and Geraghty all had roles in We Are Marshall. Mara was in a few episodes of Everwood, which starred Pratt; Pratt and Plaza both star in NBC’s Parks and Recreation. Pratt and Mackie appeared in What’s Your Number? with Graynor, who will soon share the silver screen with Long in For a Good Time, Call…. And Long and Livingston both had roles in Going the Distance.
Do we have the pleasure of bearing witness to the birth of a new “Brat Pack”? I certainly hope so…and will be accepting suggestions for what we should name this illustrious crew. Share your thoughts in the comments below!