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Family Movie Update: Game Time: Tackling the Past

Submitted by on Sunday, 28 August 20116 Comments

Those of you who followed my adventures on the set of Walmart and Proctor and Gamble’s 8th Family Movie Night in my Jam here … you’ll know that a hot new Family Movie is airing soon!

The movie is called “Game Time: Tackling the Past” and it is airing on Saturday, September 3 on NBC at 8pm ET/7pm CT.

I caught a sneak-peek preview of the whole movie, and watched it with my three year-old daughter and five year-old son. My son loves football, so he was excited to watch it with me… my daughter was excited to watch the football sequences too, although she kept calling it “soccer” (but to her defense, she also speaks German, where “soccer” is call “Fussball.”)

The film tells the story of Jake Walker, a pro football player who hasn’t been in contact with his family for several years, after getting into an argument with his dad and then leaving for the pros. He returns home when he hears news of his father’s heart attack, and while home he “tackles the past” and must face the issues with his dad and brother, that have gone unresolved for many years.

I really enjoyed watching the film, and so did my kids. The football sequences kept the movie exciting and interesting for them, and they still got the overall message of the film, which was the importance of communication and teamwork, both on the field as a football team, and off the field as a family.

What I like about this movie is that it is fun (football, fun characters, including some cool kids) to keep the whole family engaged, and it conveys a lot of good family messages at the same time. Equally, there is no violence or swearing and no scary or evil characters. So you never have to worry about covering your kid’s eyes or ears, and can really sit back and enjoy it with them.

After the movie, you’ll have lots of good topics to talk about with your kids, including the importance of communication in your family and the importance of teamwork and helping others.

The movie also does a nice job touching on the importance of family. I liked how those characters with strong family ties were really portrayed as the ones who “have it all.”

Net-net: Game Time: Tackling the Past is a great family movie for any family to watch. For fathers and sons, and particularly fathers and sons who love football, it is a definite must see! This is definitely a movie that will leave you and your familly with the “warm and fuzzies.”

For more information, visit the Official Game Time: Tackling the Past website.

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Don’t forget: The movie is called “Game Time: Tackling the Past” and it is airing on Saturday, September 3 on NBC at 8pm ET/7pm CT.

Until then, watch the trailer- right here, right now!:


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Nota Bene: I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Dad Central Consulting on behalf of P&G and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate. The opinions expressed here are all my own.

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