I love watching movies with my family, but sometimes I worry about the content my kids will see or the language that is used. I have learned I am not the only parent out there with those concerns. Thankfully this Saturday, September 3 2011 is family movie night and I had the opportunity to preview the movie and give you guys my review.
So the movie is called Game Time: Tackling the past and it is going to be on NBC this Saturday September 3rd at 8pm ET/7pm CT. Here is the brief Synopsis from the Family night movie Game Time: Tackling the Past website:
Pro football star Jake Walker is living the dream… or so he thinks. The veteran tight end is a fan favorite and on pace to set the all-time receiving yards record that will guarantee him a spot in the Hall of Fame. While working out at training camp, Jake receives an unexpected call from his brother Dean – their father Frank has suffered a major heart attack. Jake immediately leaves practice and returns to Riverton, North Carolina, the small hometown he’s avoided for nearly 15 years. Memories of glory and regret flood his mind as he returns to the family and friends he abandoned in pursuit of his career. Jake dutifully visits with Frank and Dean, but hurt and misunderstanding from the past begins to resurface, leaving him counting the days until he can return to his team.
A second unexpected call, this time from his agent, delivers Jake another crushing blow. His contract is not being renewed amid concerns about his surgically repaired knee. Suddenly, the life Jake knows is over. To avoid the media circus around this news, Jake reluctantly decides to extend his stay in Riverton. Attempting to make the best of the situation, he begins reconnecting with the community that once revered him. Jake is reintroduced to Sarah, his high school sweetheart, and helps Dean take over their father’s high school coaching job.
Surprisingly impacted by the people around him, the real Jake begins to emerge from behind his armor to see that life is much more than the accumulation of personal stats. But when Jake’s offered a lucrative new contract to play for another team, he is forced to decide whether to go back to the career he thought he loved, or stay in Riverton and embrace the people who always believed in him.
Like I said earlier I had the opportunity to check out this movie and I was seriously delighted by the movie and the content that it has. This is a great movie that focuses on way more than football. Even though Jake is a football player, there is so much more to this story. There is a family dynamic that I wont give away but I will tell you it keeps you wondering what is going to happen at the end of the movie, along with Jake connecting with people from his hometown he had not seen in years. I liked that Jake was struggling with moral issues that most people struggle with on a daily basis and i liked how he handled it.
Like I said, this movie has something for everyone whether you are a fan of the great cast of actors, drama or football, you will be sure to love this movie and how it is appropriate for kids to watch right alongside of you. My son Aidan watched the movie with me and he is picky on what he watches(if its not star wars or an animated movie, he wont watch it) and he loved the movie.
I wanted to let you guys know that there will be a twitter party on September 1st from @momcentral at 3pm EST using the hashtag #familymovie. And don't forget to check out the Family Movie Night facebook page and the Official Family Movie Night Website.
“I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of P&G and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.”