Based on a True Story. We’re Not Kidding.
Ed Holms, Jake Johnson, Annabelle Wallis, Hannibal Buress, Isla Fisher, Rashida Jones, Leslie Bibb, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner
|Screenplay||Rob McKittrick, Mark Steilen, from the newspaper article by Russell Adams|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Dolby Atmos|
|Produced by||Broken Road Productions, New Line Cinema|
|Language||Strong impact, frequent use of crude language in conversation and not to demean. There are also fairly frequent sexual innuendos through verbal references to sexual activity present that would expose children to adult talk/experiences.|
|Nudity||Low impact, infrequent nudity is present in a non-sexual context. One isolated scene of a man's exposed buttocks.|
|Violence||Mild to moderate impact, fairly frequent violence is present within the context of playing a game, with no blood-letting. The violence is stylised and no serious fighting intended to harm or injure.|
|Drug abuse||None (sic)|
|Comments||The film is based on a true story and portrays a group of adult men who plays the game, TAG since their childhood. They plan to trap and tag their friend who is about to get married at his wedding. A series of chasing, ambushing, disguising and pranks follow until they manage to tag him when one of the friends is admitted to hospital and reveals that he has cancer. They admit that they continued with the game over the years because it has given them the excuse/opportunity to stay in contact and be involved in each other's lives into adulthood. However, they start the game from scratch in the hospital. Many other friend groups started to play the game after their story was told.|
Themes are complex and mature, with a comedic tone and light-hearted. Themes include game play, pursuit, ambush, addiction, and obsession to win, childhood pranks carried into adulthood. The casual use of illegal substances and the extreme use of crude language are morally harmful to impressionable children under 16 who could emulate socially unacceptable behaviour.
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|R: Restricted||Rated R for language throughout, crude sexual content, drug use and brief nudity|
|USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.|
|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
||Topics to talk about
|Suggested age limit
||Positive role models
||Drinking, drugs, smoking
What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Jon Frosch Not good, bad or funny: just ordinary.
Karla Janse van Vuuren Niks kan verspotte komedie 'Tag' red.
Ann Hornaday Movie's success lies in players.
Herman Eloff This is a great flick to go watch with your friends if you just want to get away from all the bad stuff for a bit.
Jim Judy Nothing great, but fairly entertaining considering the premise.
Tomatometer For audiences seeking a dose of high-concept yet undemanding action comedy, Tag might be close enough to it.
Michael Ordona Thin friendship comedy has language, slapstick pratfalls.
What the People say
|The Movie DB|
Average .. 52%