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Back in the Day (2014)



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When Jim Owens makes a surprise visit to his high school reunion... all hell breaks loose. Hilarity ensues as he wrangles his now-married friends together for one last hurrah. Cruising the old strip, seeking vengeance on an old high school principal and nearly breaking up a wedding gets Jim into hot water with his friends and their wives. BACK IN THE DAY is written and directed by Michael Rosenbaum and stars Rosenbaum, Morena Baccarin, Nick Swardson, Harland Williams, Sarah Colonna, and Isaiah Mustafa. The film was produced by Kim Waltrip (Hit and Run, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and Her) of Kim and Jim Productions, and is also a Rose and Bomb Production. (c) ScreenMedia

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Morena Baccarin
as Laurie Miller
Nick Swardson
as Ron Freeman
Danielle Bisutti
as Annette Taylor
Kristoffer Polaha
as Len Brenneman
Liz Carey
as Ange Kramer
Mike Hagerty
as Principal Teagley
Louis Lawless
as Assistant Principal
Jim Casey
as Bridal Store Employee
Theresa Tilly
as Mrs. Miller
Griffin Wade
as Teen Mooner In Car
Joe Spina
as Mark's Friend
Richard Marx
as Neighbor
Andrea Bogart
as Stephanie
Jordan Cates
as Young Jim
Jonathan Stone
as Young Len
Dempsey Hankins
as Young Lori
William Brown
as Young Mark
Joseph Kempf
as Young Skunk
Andy Byers
as Skunk's Neighbor
Eric J. Rosenbaum
as Angry Guy in LA Traffic/Mascot
Mikaela Hoover
as Tifficult
Sara Giller
as Wife In Car
Gigi Lamar
as Young Daughter In Car
Austin Rawlins
as Young Son In Car
Presley Roy
as Ange's Teenage Daughter
John Morrow
as Referee
Kate Glover (III)
as Cute Waitress
Steve Hudgins
as Guy In Bar
Bear Sheeley
as Ficklin
Matthew Ballard
as Husband In Car
Jenel Fontes
as Woman #1 at Reunion
Lezly Clayton
as Woman #2 At Reunion
Brian Schaum
as Man #1 At Reunion
Scott Schaum
as Man #2 At Reunion
Sam Yates
as Los Angeles Radio DJ
Violet Buttrum
as Skunk's Baby
Joann Bogard
as Skunk's Neighbor's Wife
Roni Jonah
as Stripper #2
Jess Wash
as Stripper #3
Alexander Hahn
as Teen #2 In Car
Preston-Harris Dunlap
as Teen #3 In Car
Kevin Arnold
as Teen #4 In Car
Vincent Villines
as Ange's Infant
Charlotte Rose
as Len's Daughter
Brian Jackson
as Hot 96 DJ
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Critic Reviews for Back in the Day

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (5)

[A] stale, schmaltzy and testosterone-drenched comedy.

Full Review… | January 17, 2014
New York Post
Top Critic

Nostalgia needs to be grounded in something real, something true, in order for it to have any resonance. Otherwise, you're just left with a formula that was tired 20 years ago.

Full Review… | January 17, 2014
Top Critic

There are a lot of odious movies yet to come in 2014, no doubt, but they'll have to work to beat "Back in the Day" for awfulness.

Full Review… | January 16, 2014
New York Times
Top Critic

Cloying and smug when it's not being unfunny and crass, the high school reunion comedy "Back in the Day" hits lows with a frequency that suggests a world-class sharp shooter or free-throw king.

Full Review… | January 16, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Good for a couple of fart jokes and otherwise utterly forgettable.

Full Review… | January 14, 2014
Village Voice
Top Critic

There aren't many laughs along the way (unless you count fart jokes), nor is there any nostalgic value.

Full Review… | January 31, 2014

Audience Reviews for Back in the Day

A way better version of a National Lampoon straight to DVD film. It has plenty of sincere and well executed moments. And a few performances impress. Most notably Harland Williams, Isaiah Mustafa, and Nick Swardson. But there way too many overly juvenile moments that make this film fail at times. Also the soundtrack is fucking sweet.

Dustin Mason
Dustin Mason

One of the worst movies I've ever seen. It's so unfunny that it could hardly be considered a comedy. At times you have to laugh out of sympathy for how bad the movie is. Absolutely nothing good about this movie. I cannot believe that we have had so many clichéd comedies like this and they can still get worse. An absolute waste of time and an excellent way to make yourself dumber.

Alex Suszko
Alex Suszko

Or How Did They Get Morena Baccarin? Basically what you would expect from a movie directed by Michael Rosenbaum. Did he and Harland Williams realize that they were remaking Sorority Girls? I mean, of course, it's not exactly the same, but all I could think about was, "where is Barry Watson when you need him?" Do you know what that does to a person's soul? When they are begging God for Barry Watson to be in this movie? Barry Watson! That's how bad this movie was.

Nathan Martin
Nathan Martin

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