Do you remember the games you’d play when you were a child? In the playground, there would be games of hide and seek, tic-tac-toe or tag. But, as you got older, these games were put to rest. Well, for the cast of the new comedy film ‘Tag’, that is not the case as this particular game has been going on for 30 years.
‘Tag’ stars Jeremy Renner, Ed Helms, Isla Fisher, Jake Johnson and Jon Hamm as a group of friends who have been playing the same game of Tag since they were children. However, their friend Jerry (Renner) has never been tagged, so the friends decide to work together to end his triumph.
Unlike some films that advertise that they’re based on a true story, this one actually is: The actual story revolved around Patrick Schultheis and his nine friends who continued to play a game of Tag until they all left for college. However, eight years later at a reunion, they decided to revive the game and made up a contract called ‘Tag Participation Agreement’. The game was to be played throughout February and the last person to be ‘tagged’ on the 28th would have to carry this title for the rest of the year. On top of this, nothing was off limits: Schultheis even stated that he was ‘tagged’ at his father’s funeral; a scenario that is replicated in the trailer.
The ‘Tag’ trailer delivers slapstick humour aplenty, and it’s one of the funniest trailers I have seen in a long time, something that’s been missing recently from the comedy genre. The film also has a great cast and looks like a fun experience.
‘Tag’ is in US cinemas on 15th June and UK cinemas on the 6th July.