“Tag” (Warner Bros.)
By Catholic News Service
A high raunch factor stains this account of five childhood friends, led by one overly enthusiastic couple (Ed Helms and Isla Fisher) continuing a monthlong game of tag decades into their adult years.
Supposedly, it’s all about hanging on to the fun of youth to avoid the encroachments of age and grown-up responsibilities. But director Jeff Tomsic and screenwriters Rob McKittrick and Mark Stellen ramp up the crotch-level gags instead.
Skewed moral values, physical violence, drug use, partial nudity, references to aberrant sexuality, fleeting profanities, pervasive rough language. The Catholic News Service classification is O–morally offensive. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R — restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.