10 Years (2011 film)

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10 Years
Ten Years poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJamie Linden
Produced by
Written byJamie Linden
Music byChad Fischer
CinematographySteve Fierberg
Edited byJake Pushinsky
Distributed byAnchor Bay Films
Release date
  • September 12, 2011 (2011-09-12) (TIFF)
  • September 14, 2012 (2012-09-14) (United States)
Running time
101 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$203,373

10 Years is a 2011 American romantic comedy directed by Jamie Linden in his directorial debut.[1] The film stars an ensemble cast including Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan, Justin Long, Kate Mara, Rosario Dawson, Oscar Isaac, Lynn Collins, Chris Pratt, Scott Porter, Brian Geraghty, Anthony Mackie, Kelly Noonan and Juliet Lopez. The film was released on September 14, 2012, in select theaters.


Jake (Channing Tatum), and his girlfriend Jess (Jenna Dewan) arrive at his high school friend's house owned by married couple, Cully (Chris Pratt) and Sam (Ari Graynor). There, some of Jake's friends start to arrive including: best buddies Marty (Justin Long) and AJ (Max Minghella), musician Reeves (Oscar Isaac) and Scott (Scott Porter) together with his wife, Suki (Eiko Nijo). The guys then start driving to their high school reunion venue. Other friends from their high school arrive including: Garrity (Brian Geraghty) along with his wife Olivia (Aubrey Plaza) and Garrity's best friend Andre (Anthony Mackie). Meanwhile, a reclusive woman named Elise (Kate Mara) arrives at the reunion alone. She tries to welcome the guest only to be ignored by the party planners, Anna (Lynn Collins) and Julie (Kelly Noonan).

The night proceeds as each couple is faced with both their past selves and present. Some have changed while others stayed the same; Cully attempts to apologize for his high school behavior towards the nerds he used to know but he only reverts to his old self with each drink he takes, embarrassing his wife and all others present.

Marty and AJ, now successful in their respective careers, attempt to impress and woo the prom queen Anna, the girl who has everything. After she turns them down they attempt childish revenge only to learn that none of them has a perfect life. Instead all three must learn to reconnect and forgive themselves for past faults.

Elise connects with Reeves throughout the night, revealing feelings he has had for her that ended up as inspiration for his popular song 'Never Had', and she must decide if she is going to run away again.

Jake, meanwhile, has been deciding the right time to propose to Jess, but he must come to terms with feelings he had for his high school sweetheart, Mary (Rosario Dawson), and the way their relationship ended.

The film ends with Jake and Jess at a diner with friends, happy to relive past moments and looking forward to tomorrow.



A short film titled Ten Year was produced in 2011 by Channing Tatum to attract financing for the feature film.[3]

The film is produced by Marty Bowen, Reid Carolin, Wyck Godfrey, and Channing Tatum. The screenplay is written by Jamie Linden. The film was shot in New York, California and New Mexico starting in January 2011.[citation needed]


The film had a red carpet premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.[4]


Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 60% rating from 55 critics.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b Murray, Rebecca (August 26, 2010). "Channing Tatum is Putting Together Ten Year Film". Movies.about.com.
  2. ^ Rich, Katey (August 26, 2010). "Channing Tatum Reuniting All His Pals For Ten Year". Cinemablend.com.
  3. ^ Fleming, Mike (October 19, 2010). "Channing Tatum Has 'Ten Year' Feature Itch". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 20, 2010.
  4. ^ Lambert, Christine (2011), "Ten Year TIFF premiere photos", DigitalHit.com, retrieved 2012-04-05

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