Childhood friends Jerry (Jeremy Renner), Callahan (Jon Hamm), Randy (Jake Johnson), Sable (Hannibal Buress) and Hoagie (Ed Helms) have been competing in the same game of tag for 30 years. When Jerry gets married, he attempts to retire from the intense annual game without ever being "it," causing the other four to band together and go to extreme lengths to finally tag him. Directed by Jeff Tomsic. Inspired by the Wall Street Journal article "It Takes Planning, Caution to Avoid Being It."
Jeremy Renner mentally narrates his fighting moves when engaged in combat as well as anticipating the fighting moves of Jon Hamm, Ed Helms, Jake Johnson, and Hannibal Buress in a similar manner to his Marvel the Avengers/ Captain America Civil War co-star, Robert Downey Jr did in his fight scenes as Sherlock in Sherlock Holmes and Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows. See more »
In the forest scene, Jerry places a boom box on the ground in front of a tree and presses play on the cassette deck. "Crazy Train" by Ozzy Osbourne begins to play and can be heard throughout the forest, but the reels on the cassette never turn while the music is playing. See more »
How come "bi-weekly" means both twice a week and every other week?
That's mad confusing and it's just linguistically lazy.
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Though the film opens with a caption stating it is inspired by a true story, and even closes with an image of the actual Wall Street Journal article, the credits do include the standard disclaimer about the film and its characters being fictional. See more »
Watch it. It's great. The jokes are mostly on point, the staging is good and even though i hat slow-mo, it really works here. Including the train of thought they play into the scene from the off.
Would have gotten a better rating, if it wasn't so far over the top from time to time. And some characters could have used a bit more depth, or at least it would have been interesting.
Anyways. Good and fun movie.
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