Game Time: Tackling the Past for Family Movie Night

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The newest Family Movie Night special from P&G and Walmart premiers tomorrow night (9/3) at 8 ET/ 7 CT!

Just to be clear, I love having the opportunity to review these movies ahead of time and share them with you, but I am not paid to tell you about them.  I truly love that they’re bring family friendly entertainment back to prime time, and I post these reviews to share the latest movies with you and support the Family Movie Night concept!

Okay, enough of that. Now, onto the review…

Honestly, Game Time: Tackling the Past was not my most favorite Family Movie Night movie (I think that would have to be Change of Plans, the first one I  ever reviewed!). It was slighty cheesy with okay actors. Would I pay $15 to go see it with my husband in the theater? No, probably not. Would I pop some popcorn and watch it with my kids at home? Yes!

This movie is squeaky clean, with a strong message about teamwork, family and forgiveness, and while it might not hold my 4 year old’s attention, I wouldn’t have any problem turning it on with her in the room.

Click here to watch the trailer.

From the official site:

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.

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.

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.

Does your family enjoy the Family Movie Night movies?

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