Tag Movie: When Friends Chase Each Other for 30 Years

Ed Helms, Jeremy Renner and Jon Hamm aren't playing games when it comes to talking about Tag.

In the new comedy Tag, a group of five friends start playing the title game in first grade — and never stop. Decades later, every year in the month of May, the group of close-knit buddies chase each other relentlessly in a contest that keeps them young at heart and keeps their friendship thriving.

But when their current, seemingly uncatchable champion Jerry (Jeremy Renner) ends up scheduling his wedding for the same month, the other players (Ed Helms, Jon Hamm, Jake Johnson and Hannibal Buress) see an opportunity to take down Jerry and at last make him “it.”

In Den of Geek’s interview below with Helms, Renner and Hamm, Helms explains the appeal of playing one of this unusual group of friends: “I think what draws us to certain projects or characters is an affinity for that character and how they exist. So in this case, yeah, these are buddies who love each other and that’s aspirational — that’s what we all want, is to be close to people that mean a lot to us.”


Tag, directed by Jeff Tomsic, is based on a real-life group of friends who have been playing their game of tag for 28 years. The film also stars Isla Fisher, Rashida Jones, Leslie Bibb and Annabelle Wallis.

Tag is out in theaters tomorrow (Friday, June 15).

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