It’s about football. It’s about family. It’s about finding yourself. “Game Time: Tackling the Past” is the newest Family Movie Night show that premiers on 9/3/11 at 8pm ET/7pm CT.
It’s the story of pro football star Jake Walker, off living his dream. He’s a fan favorite and veteran tight end who’s on the way to setting a record that will guarantee him a place in the Hall of Fame. But his knee is injured and his speed is slowing. Then his father, his High School football coach, has a heart attack.
This leads Jake home, to a place he’s avoided for 15 years. While he rethinks his future, he reconnects with his family and a girl from his past. Just when it looks like Jake has decided to start a new life in his old home town, his agent calls with news that could change everything leaving Jake to decide between money and fame and family.
This is a football movie that’s more about positive role models. When Jake helps coach his father’s football team he teams with the cheer leader’s coach to put the guys through some “Glee”-esque drills by learning to dance. He donates a new gym and hashes out old wounds with his family. It’s a sweet little movie about doing the right thing and taking your true path
What it isn’t is a lot of screaming coaches belittling players….and that’s fabulous. Is it a realistic look at football? Sadly no, but if enough people start to look at the way kids are coached and make changes, perhaps it can be. I for one would love it.
Sadly there are a few product placements that are a little too obvious. I understand why they’re there, I just wish they’d be a little more subtle about it.
| Frank Walker
| Anna Walker
Maxwell Perry Cotton
Note: 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.