End Credits: Tag
Unfortunately Tag hasn’t been renamed Tig for the British market, but if you haven’t guessed, yes, this is a movie about the schoolyard game. Whether or not this is the next step in the fashion for basing movies on videogames, toys, boardgames, etc remains to be seen but the comedy takes its story from a real group of friends who kept their childhood game going for nearly 30 years. With the group played by a familiar and strong cast including Jeremy Renner, Ed Helms, Jake Johnson, Hannibal Buress and Jon Hamm, the no-holds-barred game has them chasing each other down in various bizarre and humorous situations, even at weddings and funerals.
The official hashtag-cum-strapline Pug Actually is probably the best description for the movie Patrick anyone could think of. It could even be the case that someone thought of it first and then worked backwards to create the film. If you like Love Actually and pugs – definitely a crossover demographic – then this is for you. Otherwise you’ll probably find it a cringeworthy, Disneyfied, British romcom about a girl who has to look after a disaster of a dog that deep down is cute and turns out to be the best thing for her right now.