In TAG, a small group of former classmates (Jeremy Renner, Leslie Bibb) organize an elaborate, annual game of tag that requires some to travel all over the country.
There are three kinds of people when it comes to playing games. Some people just enjoy the game, some people enjoy the company but then there are those who enjoy winning. People who only enjoy winning tend to rub a lot of people the wrong way with their fanaticism especially if they tend to win. Tag is a film about a group of friends engaged in a lifelong game of tag. The game of tag is played once a year during the month of May. During this month no one is safe, no matter where they are, even weddings and funerals are fair game. Whoever gets tagged last is “it” for the rest of the year.
There is one problem though, one of them has never been tagged. No matter how hard his friends try, Jerry (Jeremy Renner) is always one step ahead of them. Now that Jerry is about to get married to Susan (Leslie Bibb) he wants to retire from their epic game of tag. To finally break his streak, his friends conspire against him to make sure he gets tagged.
Tag looks like a film with plenty of laughs but more than anything a film that celebrates lifelong friendships. One of the interesting things about this film is that it’s actually based on an article in the Wall Street Journal about a group of friends engaged in a 23 year long game of tag. For more information about this game of tag, please read this hilarious essay by one of the players.
Tag is directed by Jeff Tomsic and stars Jeremy Renner, Jon Hamm, Isla Fisher, Hannibal Buress, Rashida Jones, Leslie Bibb and others. It will be released in the U.K. on July 6th, 2018 and in the U.S. on June 15th, 2018. For international release dates click here.
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