Filmmaker Aaron Metchik did not go to his 10 year high school reunion. Maybe it is just as well given his imagination on what a 10 year high school reunion might be like. Aaron’s movie, “10 Years Later” was the last film shown during the opening weekend of The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival and they left one of the best films of the weekend for last.
The average moviegoer has no idea how difficult it is to get a movie made, even an ultra low budget independent. It is even harder to make one that can maintain our attention throughout and keep us entertained, but Metchik manages to do both with his first feature length film.
The movie focuses on six high school friends getting together at one friend’s house before heading out to their 10 year reunion. Those plans hit a snag when one of the friends, Kyra (Rachel Boston) runs into her abusive ex-boyfriend, who is now a local cop. The next thing she knows is she is force to defend herself against him since he hasn’t changed much over the last decade and ends up kidnapping him. She brings him back to the house and the rest of the friends must decide whether to help her or turn her in to the police.