I’ve had the opportunity to preview several P&G Family Movie Night movies over the last couple months, and so far I’ve really enjoyed them all. The latest is Game Time: Tackling the Past, and it will premiere on Saturday, September 3 on NBC at 8pm ET/7pm CT.
Game Time: Tackling The Past is the story of pro football player Jack Walker. He seems to have everything the great career, millions of fans, and the big contract. While he’s in training camp, gearing up for a new season he receives a call from his brother telling him his father had a heart attack. Jake leaves training camp to head home and be with his family.
When he arrives back in his home town tensions from the past between him, his father, and his brother rise to the surface again. Jake can’t wait until he can head back out on the road, but while he’s there he gets a phone call from his agent. His contract has been dropped because of concerns about his knee.
Jake decides to extend the stay in Riverton with his family. He rekindles an old relationship with Sarah his high school sweetheart, and gets to know her son in the process.
His brother asks him to help out coaching the high school football team. At first he resists, then after watching a couple practices, he decides to join in. The extended visit allows Jake to start to heal some of the broken relationships from the past, and to lower the guard he’s built up around himself.
Here is a quick clip from the movie:
My son loves football, and he really enjoyed watching the movie with me. This Movie Night Movie, just like all of the others I’ve had the opportunity to check out, has a wonderful message to share. The acting is wonderful, and the characters are very well thought out. Each duo in the family has its own dynamic and it’s all dramatic. More networks should show quality movies like this on a regular basis!
I also had the opportunity to be in on a chat with Catherine Hicks, one of the film’s stars. I enjoyed finding out more about the movie from Catherine’s perspective. You can tell she cares about important issues, and not just about entertaining. Her personal philosophy is nothing happens by accident, and I totally agree.
Here a wonderful quote about her movie role from Catherine:
“I like all entertainment. This role came my way and I like family films that contain deep scenes where I can act and get to stretch my emotions. I care about important issues, not just entertaining. A lot of actors are very intelligent individuals so they want to lend their talent to a meaningful cause in reality that’s so much more important than money.”
I’m sure we’ll be checking this movie out again as a family next Saturday night!
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.