I’ve had this movie for quite some time, but never really took the time to watch it. I don’t really know why, except that it just didn’t look interesting. However, this past weekend my family and I were thinking about a movie to watch and I came across The Game Planin our DVD collection. So, we sat down for a first time viewing.
The Game Plan Is The Ultimate In Family Viewing
There is no other way to describe it. It isn’t the greatest masterpiece put on film, but it is an incredibly good family movie. The movie is not just a lot of fun to watch but it has a great lesson in amongst the laughter, and even the tears. Dwayne Johnson, who terrorized the WWE as the Rock for many years has taken his incredibly contagious persona to Disney in a role that many others could not pull off. He stars as Joe Kingman, an Elvis obsessed egomaniac who leads the Boston Rebels as their quarterback. His career is truly amazing – with an incredible bachelor pad to prove it – but fruitless as he hasn’t won the “Big One” yet.
In the midst of a championship run he has an unexpected house guest – his eight year old daughter. A daughter he didn’t know he had.
The Game Plan Is Fun All The Way Through
The living room reverberated with a bunch of out loud outbursts of laughter throughout the entire film. Besides the usual down, teary eyed moment, the film is genuinely fun. Dwayne Johnson, and Madison Pettis (who portrays little eight year old Peyton Kelly) have an incredible chemistry together and make you believe that they are actually father and daughter.
Hounded by a relentless agent (Kyra Sedgwick), Kingman is constantly bombarded between his image, big money, and coming to grips with being a dad.
The Game Plan Is A Keeper
If you love movies, The Game Planis one of those that should be in your DVD or Blu-Ray collection. It is one that I know we will be pulling out every once in awhile for our family nights in. Especially during the cold winter days that are coming.
The Game Planis highly recommended and I believe will turn into one of your favorites.