I love watching movies with my family, but these days, anything that isn't specifically a children's movie seems a little too racy to qualify for family movie night. Here in Texas, football is a religion in itself. Fall Friday nights are usually spent under the bright lights of a football field, rooting on your favorite team to victory.
Football is also the theme of this Labor Day weekend's Family Movie Night from P&G. "Game Time: Tackling the Past" is a heartwarming story which blends plenty of football action together with touching matters of the heart...perfect entertainment for the entire family. Keep reading to learn more as well as catch a sneak peek!
Pro football star, Jake Walker, is living the dream as a veteran tight end 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. 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.
Surprisingly impacted by the people around him, the real Jake begins to emerge from the armor of his former self to see that life is much more than the accumulation of football 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 always believed in him.
Sounds pretty good, right? Well, I'm happy to report that I was able to watch an advanced screening of this movie and it is definitely worth catching! I don't want to ruin the ending, but suffice it to say that you and your entire family will enjoy watching "Game Time: Tackling the Past". My husband and I were rooting and cheering throughout this movie and I especially enjoyed the heartfelt moments between Jake and his family that made this such an endearing story.
So make sure to tune in on Saturday, September 3rd on NBC at 8pm ET/7pm CT to the P&G Family Movie Night feature, Game Time: Tackling the Past!
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Disclosure: 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.
I'm a former 7th grade Science teacher turned stay-at-home mom that lives in Houston, Texas. I am married to my college sweetheart and have a beautiful daughter named Riley, who definitely keeps me on my toes! I am also involved in starting a small business which would both manufacture and sell an invention that I've patented, called Toothpaste 2 Go. I love interacting with my readers and hope to learn as much about you as you learn about me!