Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Family Movie Night is Back! Game Time: Tackling The Past

Family Movie Night is Back!

Millions of families are rediscovering their family rooms and actually watching TV… together. Thanks to Walmart and P&G, great family movies are now being broadcast FREE on network TV.
  • Great quality movies
  • Good for the whole family
  • Teachable moments
  • Even family friendly commercials!

P&G and Walmart have teamed up once again to bring Family Movie Night into our homes. I was excited for the opportunity to work with them on the latest movie- Game Time: Tackling The Past, which premieres Saturday, September 3 on NBC at 8pm ET/7pm CT. First, before I get into the specifics of the movie, let me tell you what a fan I am of this concept. Family friendly movies that we can sit down to together and mom and dad do not have to worry if something is going to be said or done that is inappropriate. Then they mix in teachable moments. Family Night at its finest!

The movie stars Ryan McPartlin, Catherine Hicks and Beau Bridges. I have been a fan of Beau Bridges for many years and of Catherine Hicks since her start of 7th Heaven.  This is not just another football movie and deals more with Jake, a pro football player, and his own issues and doing what is right.

I had the opportunity to view this movie prior to the official release and cannot wait to watch this on Saturday as a family! You do not have to love football in order to be interested in this wonderful movie. 


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. Memories of glory and regret flood his mind as he returns to the family and friends he abandoned in pursuit of his career. Jake dutifully visits with Frank and Dean, but hurt and misunderstanding from the past begins to resurface, leaving him counting the days until he can return to his team.
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. To avoid the media circus around this news, Jake reluctantly decides to extend his stay in Riverton. Attempting to make the best of the situation, he begins reconnecting with the community that once revered him.    Jake is reintroduced to Sarah, his high school sweetheart, and helps Dean take over their father’s high school coaching job.
always believed in him.
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 


Remember to sit down as a family and tune in on Saturday September 3rd to watch Game Time: Tackling The Past. Be sure to follow the Family Movie Night Facebook page to learn more and know when a new Family Movie Night movie will air. 

“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.”

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