Game Time: Tackling the Past Review

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I saw an online screening of Game Time: Tackling the Past (Facebook) last night with all four of my children (ages eleven, eight, five, and two). Game Time: Tackling the Past will premiere next Saturday, September 3rd on NBC at 8pm ET/PT (7pm CT). P&G’s new family movie is about a pro football star (Jake Walker). Entering training camp, Jake is about 307 yards away from breaking the all-time receiving yards record for tight ends. Then Jake’s dad has a heart attack, and Jake returns to his home town. While there, he faces painful memories of his past and an uncertain future because of his surgically repaired knee. Near the end of the movie, Jake has to make a very difficult decision.

Game Time: Tackling the Past - P&G family movie

Here are some interesting things about Game Time: Tackling the Past movie:

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When winning is everything, what’s left?
The theme of the movie is team first. In the movie, Jake do things that are in his best interest instead of what’s in the best interest of his team and family. When Jake returns to his home town, his father and brother tell him that has always been his problem. Jake always put himself first. This is actually something we’re trying to teach our kids. They don’t play team sports yet, but we do tell them they should do things that will help each other instead of just themselves. Sometimes they even listen and do the right thing. If only they could do that all the time.

It’s predictable
The movie was predictable, but enjoyable. Even though I could tell what was going to happen next, I still like the movie. The story was good, the characters were interesting, the acting was decent, and there’s a football game near the end of the movie (I like sports oriented movies).

Captain Awesome is a football star
The film features Ryan McPartlin (plays Captain Awesome in Chuck) as Jake Walker, Beau Bridges (The Fabulous Baker Boys) as Frank Walker, Catherine Hicks (Seventh Heaven) as Anna Walker, Josh Braaten (Semi-Pro) as Dean Walker, Lisa Varga (Marley and Me) as Karen Walker, Katie Carr (Raising Helen) as Sarah Tate, and Perry Cotton (Mr. Popper’s Penguins) as Micah Maxwell.

Game Time: Tackling the Past movie trailer:

[Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Dad Central Consulting on behalf of P&G and will receive a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.]

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