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Back in the Day (2014)

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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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Michael Rosenbaum

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Credited cast:
Morena Baccarin ... Laurie Miller
Michael Rosenbaum ... Jim Owens
Danielle Bisutti ... Annette Taylor
Emma Caulfield Ford ... Molly (as Emma Caulfield)
Kristoffer Polaha ... Len Brenneman
Jay R. Ferguson ... Mark
Nick Swardson ... Ron Freeman
Richard Marx ... Neighbor
Harland Williams ... Skunk
Mikaela Hoover ... Tifficult
Isaiah Mustafa ... T
Mike Hagerty ... Principal Teagley
Andrea Bogart ... Stephanie
Sarah Colonna ... Carol
Liz Carey ... Angie Kramer
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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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They're gonna party like it's 1994. See more »

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Rated R for language throughout, sexual content and some graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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17 January 2014 (USA) See more »

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Old Days See more »

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Newburgh, Indiana, USA See more »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Michael rosenbaum and Harland Williams were in Sorority Boys together. 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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Spoofs Psycho (1960) See more »

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As Much As You Love You
Performed by Radars to the Sky
Courtesy of Radars to the Sky
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Feel-good comedy by Michael Rosenbaum
29 September 2014 | by ramonaridgewellSee all my reviews

I just finished watching "Back in the Day" for the third time. I love this movie! It's an indie movie written and directed by Michael Rosenbaum, who also starred in it and was the executive producer. This is a sweet story about Jim, who is trying unsuccessfully to be an actor in Hollywood, and his attempt to recapture some of his youth and maybe find the meaning of happiness by returning to his small town in Indiana for a class reunion. While the ensuing madness is littered with potty humor, I still connected with the story, perhaps because it could have been the small town I grew up in.

After arriving in Newburgh, Jim immediately falls back in with his group of high school buddies and they revert to their old selves, getting drunk, getting revenge for old grievances, and maybe falling back in love. The group, including Jim's former lover, Lori, soon revolves around Jim who held it together back in the day. But life has moved on and we soon find everyone's life turned upside down by Jim's return.

Rosenbaum did a fine job on his first foray into writing and directing a full-length movie. The story is solid. The scenery around his home town is beautiful and used to good effect. The music from the late '80's is fitting.

Perhaps because Rosenbaum was writing about his actual friends, the characters feel authentic and we are able to relate to them as real people. His town rallied around him and almost all of the movie was filmed there on location. The modest homes were real, as was the bar where they hang out, and the high school where the reunion dance is held. I remember the same kind of people and places from my own teen-age years. I was comfortable with this movie and enjoyed it tremendously. If you wait through the credits, there is a memorial to the actual Skunk (Jon Snyder), who passed away late last year, as well as a recent photo of Rosenbaum and his high school buddies.

If you are looking for a feel-good comedy, I would definitely recommend buying "Back in the Day".


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