New movie releases this week include Katherine Heigl’s return to the big screen, plus The Promise, Truman, and more
Matthew Lickona 6 p.m., April 21
The graduating class of Lake Howell High meets for its ten-year reunion. The student body appears to have been created in a petri dish: Hitler couldn't have engineered a more physically unblemished graduating class. In addition to the Tatums (Channing and Jenna Dewan), there's Ari Graynor, Justin Long, Max Minghella, Rosario Dawson, Oscar Issac, Aubrey Plaza, Kate Mara, Ron Livingston, Anthony Mackie, and one of the sexiest, most natural actresses that no one seems to talk about working today, Lynn Collins. Even a character as seemingly limited as the the class bully is not without his charms. Watching the beefy Chris Pratt struggle to make amends with every nerd he beat up on during senior year is one of the true moviegoing joys of 2012. There are no fistfights at this gathering, no smarmy sex talk, and not a fart joke in sight. Even when it appears that things are about to go wrong - Minghella and Long decide to act on their drunkenness by toilet papering Collins's home - first time writer/director Jamie Linden always errs on the side of compassion, not obnoxious giggles. 2012.