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Back in the Day (2014)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  17 January 2014 (USA)
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Sometimes in order to move forward, you have to go back. And in this raunchy comedy, Jim Owens does just that when he heads home for his high school reunion. In an attempt to relive the ... See full summary »

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Sometimes in order to move forward, you have to go back. And in this raunchy comedy, Jim Owens does just that when he heads home for his high school reunion. In an attempt to relive the glory days with his boys and explore an old romance, he nearly destroys his hometown and friendships. Written by michael rosenbaum

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The principal of Castle High School, where the movie was partially filmed, was fired due to his appearance in this film. He is the man who is driving the truck when Skunk wakes up half-naked See more »

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(At 1:33) "Brian and David Vowels--Who spent 3 days cleaning Schaum's house after we destroyed it." See more »

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Not very memorable
2 May 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I saw the great reviews here and, while not expecting a lot, I decided to give this a chance (especially because I like Morena Baccarin). Unfortunately, she wasn't enough to save this film. Now I see that the glowing reviews were probably written by friends of the director. That's my only explanation for how a movie with a rating under 5 can have five of its six reviews give it 10 star ratings.

The movie wasn't horrible, but not very memorable either. It didn't have many laughs (I only chuckled a few times) and didn't really have much charm either. Instead it relied on cliché characters who, while really trying to be, just weren't very funny.

It's more of a commentary on wanting to recapture the good old days than a comedy.

If you want to see a funny movie about a high school reunion, I recommend American Reunion instead. That has more memorable characters, more charm and, more importantly, much more humour.


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